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“Vt's State House, a jewel, has been refurbished to 1859 throughout”
Review of Ethan Allen Statue

Ranked #8 of 19 things to do in Montpelier
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Owner description: Located at the front of the Vermont State House.
Randolph, Vt
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Vt's State House, a jewel, has been refurbished to 1859 throughout”
Reviewed July 10, 2014

Take a tour through Vt's State House and step back in time. Original gaslights (now connected to electricity), furniture, stained glass....wonderful tiles on the floor that have fossils embedded from Isle La Motte's Chazy Fossil Reef (480 million years ago--plate tectonics pushed it over from Zimbabwe, Africa, to what was then a shallow tropical sea and today a landlocked Vt--and the delight in seeing where Vt's legislation is hashed out and voted on. Vt's well-known frugality, and pride in their history, is evident throughout--come and see for yourself. You can take a guided tour (30 mins), use a wand for an audio tour and/or use your smartphone and go through at your own pace, or pick up a site guide if you're in a hurry and just want to see the House and Senate chambers, with their decorative Corinthian columns. Ethan Allen statute is located outside on the portico of the state house.

Visited July 2014
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Montpelier, Vermont
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Statue is just ok, but Statehouse is worth a visit”
Reviewed March 5, 2014

The statue is ok. However, the Statehouse where he stands is well worth a visit. This Statehouse is very open to the public. There are guided tours. Well worth the visit if you like historical buildings. Both chambers are open, and if the legislature is not in session, you can sit in the seats and get a real feel for the the atmosphere. If it is in session, you can watch from the gallery.;

Visited February 2014
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West Des Moines, IA
Level 6 Contributor
381 reviews
136 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“At the Capitol”
Reviewed October 29, 2013

Yup, it's an overly-dramatic, over-sized statue of that famed Revolutionary War hero. It's next to the front doors of the Capitol building, convenient.

Visited October 2013
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Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“It is a statue”
Reviewed November 29, 2011

It is a statue. While it is a nice statue, it is still a statue. I wouldn't go out of my way, but if you are there you should look at it.

Visited November 2011
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