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“Very Grand indeed”

Wisconsin State Capitol
Ranked #2 of 104 things to do in Madison
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The majestic Roman Renaissance-style State Capitol has the only granite dome in the U.S. and inside has over 40 different types of stone from around the world as well as murals and handmade furniture. The observation deck, open in the summer, offers views of the city and surrounding lakes. Capitol Square plays host to state events throughout the year including Farmers Markets and Folk Festivals.
Reviewed November 2, 2012

The city did a wonderful job repairing the capital that was vandalized by the tirades of the protestors & rioters leading the recall effort. Highly recommend a visit to the capital.

Thank Brian S
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

We had an energetic tour leader who kept the 25 high school students on the tour with us engaged and excited to learn about the Capital. I enjoyed every minute of the hour we spent learning about the Capitol building (it has the world's third largest dome) and spotting the fossils on the various marble throughout the building...the leader said it would cost over 8 billion dollars to build a similar building today. It's educational. It's fun and you get to sit in the Senator's chairs. Highly recommended.

Thank TA L
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

The hour long tour is the way to go. Excellent tour guides, and a wealth of info. The tour if FREE! The building itself is gorgeuos and you can learn lots about Wisconsin

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Reviewed October 23, 2012

The capital is absolutely amazing. I would suggest going on the FREE tour because you will get to explore areas of the building that you wouldn't be able to see if you walked around alone. Plus you will learn some interesting history about how unique this place is.

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Reviewed October 23, 2012

If you have some free time while in Madison make sure you visit the State Capitol. It is rich with history and great arc

Thank gbpackerfan62
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