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“Handsome symbol of what a society can build”

Wisconsin State Capitol
Ranked #2 of 101 things to do in Madison
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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.
Prescott, Arizona
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“Handsome symbol of what a society can build”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

The architecture is inspiring, a gracious relic of the days when we all took pride in democracy. Take the tour and visit your representatives. Great postcards for sale!

Visited January 2013
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Madison, Wisconsin
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“Marbley”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

Beautiful marble. One of the nicest I've ever seen. Plenty of peeps travel around to see this, and it's worth it!

Visited October 2012
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Mt Horeb WI
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“Madison Capitol Historical”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

It is a great place to get out of your car walk around the grounds first. In the Spring and Summer there are beautiful tulips of all colors surrounding the capitol. Once inside look up to see the beautiful painting of the top of the capitol then turn slowly and see the surroundings it is an amazing building. One of which Wisconsinites are very proud of. The many staircases of beautiful stone. It is worth a trip to downtown Madison to include as one of the many sites to see.

Visited December 2012
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Madison, Wisconsin
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“Capitol of Wisconsin”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

The Capitol building is of course and old beautiful building fun to be inside of anytime of the year but especially at Christmas when they have a huge Christmas tree in the Capitol rotunda for all to see.

Visited December 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Great tour”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

They offer great informational tours of this beautiful building on weekends and even some holidays; it's a must in this Capitol city.

Visited June 2012
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