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“Great Time at the Capitol - Just one Thing :)”

Wisconsin State Capitol
Ranked #2 of 105 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.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

My son and I went to the Capitol today after I had an appointment at the VA hospital. It was really nice because I got parking right in front of it for only a couple dollars at a metered spot. I haven't been at the Capitol in so long - and being in there was awesome! It was incredibly beautiful in there - just a great little excursion for today. The only concern I have is that there seems to be no security there. And upon leaving, a man who was quite angry and passionate ran up to me and others outside on the sidewalk SCREAMING "You Republicans are selfish pigs!!!" - he was way out of control and by himself. It made me feel concerned about overall safety around and in the Capitol. He then zoomed off in his car and we heard his tires screech minutes later and him yelling out his windows at people. Scary!

Thank hollybethmann
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

This is worth the stop. The beautiful capital opens to four sides. Located in downtown Madison it is beautifully landscaped. We even saw a wedding on the grounds. Lots of history inside. Great building.

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Reviewed July 19, 2013

I was killing a little time in Madison and joined up on a tour of the Capitol building. It's surprisingly impressive, with lots of different types of beautiful marble, lovely murals, and a darn good rotunda. The tour guide was interesting (no dozing off danger) and pointed out a lot of fun facts and obscure details, as well as doing a bang up job sharing Wisconsin history. Free tour, hour long, great!

Thank Paula F
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

Dislike the current administration.... Will wait for the next election to visit again. Other then that, the building itself is beautiful.... Be sure to see the stained glass.

Thank WolfWindshadow
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

The Madison Capitol building is a classic beauty. Stop in for even 30 minutes and you'll be stunned.

Thank TomKlingler
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