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Review of Wisconsin State Capitol

Wisconsin State Capitol
Ranked #2 of 95 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.
Santa Rosa, California
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“We're tour buffs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Make sure to catch the tour. There is a lot of trivia BUT there is also a lot of history that helped fill in big gaps in knowledge of this area. We had a great guide. It is an absolutely fabulous public building!

Visited July 2013
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Madison, WI
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“A beautiful public space downtown!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Other than Walker being in there, its a great place to visit. Be sure to go all the way up to the observation deck around the dome for 360 degree views of Madison and the lakes. Free.

Visited September 2012
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Madison, Wisconsin
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“Best State Capitol”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

I had lived out of state for many years and had not visited the Wisconsin State Capitol for some time. I forgot how beautiful it was.Be sure to sign up for a tour and learn about the history. It is a working capital, both chambers of the Wisconsin legislature along with the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the Office of the Governor are at the capital.

Visited September 2012
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Madison, Wisconsin
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“Free tours, wonderful views of the city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Madison Capitol is a great site for the whole family. There is a free tour every hour and if the weather is nice, you can climb to the top, outside the dome, and check out the whole city from a great vantage point. Lots of history in this beautiful building!

Visited January 2013
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Wisconsin
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“Beautiful state building”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

They used to have very good tours of the capital and they took you up to the dome for the views. I don't know if they still do that, but it was a fun time with my kids when they were younger.

Visited August 2012
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