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“The most beautiful Capitol in the US”

Pennsylvania State Capitol
Ranked #1 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.
Harrisburg, PA
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111 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“The most beautiful Capitol in the US”
Reviewed January 11, 2014

I stopped in the other day to take a friend to lunch and planned on meeting my friend in the rotunda, I had about 15 minutes of spare time to take in many of the beauties before me, the gold leaf, the marble columns, the light fixtures and the list goes on & on. Its a must see.

Visited January 2014
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Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“PA must see !!!”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

One of the most beautiful buildings that I have ever seen ! The architecture is magnificent. The paintings in the dome are beautiful and it's just as awesome outside as in the fountain in the back is a beautiful setting for wedding photos.

Visited January 2014
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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“PA state Capital”
Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

Very interesting place to visit . I love the rotunda! The building is awesome. The fountain in the back of the capital is beautiful and the stairs to the entrance are vast. The paintings on the ceilings are quite unique.

Visited December 2013
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Wellsville, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“worth your time”
Reviewed December 21, 2013

Truly is well worth your time. Go slow & really look around. I wish I would have done a guided tour.

Visited December 2013
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Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Take the tour”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

A tour of the capitol building is well worth the time. It really is an amazing building. Information about arranging the tour is available on line if you search Pennsylvania Capitol Building tour.

Visited November 2013
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