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“It was my first time to visitand i'm over 60.”

Pennsylvania State Capitol
Ranked #2 of 53 things to do in Harrisburg
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Owner description: Teddy Roosevelt declared that this Italian Renaissance-style building was “the handsomest building I ever saw”. Indeed, the State Capitol, with its vaulted dome and grand staircase and the murals and painted floors inside, is thing to behold.
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“It was my first time to visitand i'm over 60.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

I was impressed with the size and how clean everything was.
The people who work there were friendly and willing to tell you
anything you wanted to know.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
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“Perhaps the most beautiful state capitol in the US”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2013

The building is impressive both inside and out, from the dome modeled after the dome of St. Peter's Cathedral at the Vatican in Rome to the statue of Lady Commonwealth that tops the dome, to the mosaic frescoes throughout on the floors and original paintings and murals in nearly every room. One caution: wear comfortable walking shoes. Slim heels for women can be trouble on the somewhat uneven tile surfaces!

Visited February 2013
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Hershey
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2 reviews
“Beautiful building”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

Great building nice people lots to do in the area. Take in the State museum and Strawberry Square before leaving town.

Visited January 2013
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York, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“One of most beautiful capitol buildings in nation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

Pennsylvania was perhaps blessed that its Capitol Building burned near the turn of the 20th century. The new building was build when Pennsylvania was one of the most important states in the union. Coal was king, steel was synonymous with Pittsburgh,and the oil industry was centered in northwestern PA. The building reflects the economic zenith of PA's past and contains marble, glass and other products from many of the countries of the Old World whose emigrants built the state.

Visited February 2013
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews
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“beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

rated second best capitol in the United States. most take time to see all the beauty worth the whole family visit, great place to take visitors. can wait to see what is rated number one

Visited July 2012
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