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“So much history, so many memories!”

Wisconsin State Capitol
Ranked #2 of 99 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.
Beloit, Wisconsin, Usa
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“So much history, so many memories!”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

Have been to the Wisconsin State Capitol building several times over the years and it is always worth the trip. Everything in the place is grand. The architecture and the stone is impressive. We used to spend hours exploring the place, the chambers, meeting rooms, balconies. Have memories of being out on the grass at four in the morning, making bets as to what kind of religion the church across the street was. Capitol square farmers markets and band battles are also a blast. Nice place to visit and enjoy a couple hours.

Visited June 2013
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Jacksonville, Florida
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“WISCONSIN STATE CAPITAL TOUR”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

Six adults who were in town for a wedding took the 11 AM tour of the WI State Capital on September 13. Was an excellent way to spend time together plus learn the history of the state capital. Would recommend

Visited September 2013
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Kansas City, Missouri
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“Great Walk”
Reviewed September 24, 2013

Took a walk around the Capitol grounds. Visit the War Museum across the street. On Sunday there was a Farmer's Market but I was due in a meeting and didn't have time to look around. Hundreds of people but parking was not an issue.

Visited September 2013
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No. California
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“Outstanding”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

We like visiting state capitols and this is our favorite. It resembles our nations capitol. All the marble is stunning. Take the informative and interesting tour. Don't forget your camera as most area photos are permitted.

Visited September 2013
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Dallas
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“Great architecture along with an observation deck”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

We really enjoyed visiting the capitol building. The building itself is very classic and has great architecture. From the top you can go out to an observation area where you can look out on all of Madison, pretty cool.

In addition, the area surrounding the building is a really great, small-town area with shops and often various kinds of markets.

Visited October 2012
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