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Indiana State Capitol

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Address: 200 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2728
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+1 317-233-5293
09:00 - 16:30
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 16:30
Sat 10:00 - 14:00

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a Fall wedding brought us to Downtown Indy

The downtown is easy to maneuver around, we enjoyed walking to many sites downtown Indy. The beauty of this Indiana marble is exquisite. Loved the stairwells and attention to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lansing, Michigan
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Lansing, Michigan
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101 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The downtown is easy to maneuver around, we enjoyed walking to many sites downtown Indy. The beauty of this Indiana marble is exquisite. Loved the stairwells and attention to details.

Thank happyheidi2017
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice capitol building - ornate interior. The first portion of the tour is done sitting in rows of chairs in the rotunda listening to the guide. Many school students in our group, so it tended to be more a primer of "how government works" as opposed to the history and architecture I was more interested in. Would probably try... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

We didn't find the Indiana State Capital very impressive. It isn't quite as large or impressive as the capitals in other states. Its also odd that there is so much focus on the civil war and Indiana's participation in the war. I didn't really understand that.

Thank Greg S
Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

It is one the most important and impressive architectural buildings of Indiana housing office of the Governor, the Supreme Court of Indiana, the Indiana General Assembly, and other state offices. It was completed in 1888 after about an 8-year construction period. The building was moved 5th time to its present location due to the rapid increase of population in the... More 

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Fitchburg, Wisconsin
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572 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I've seen many state capitals and love how similar, yet how unique each one is. The architecture and craftsmanship is beautiful, most impressive being the stained glass in the rotunda. Wonderful visit.

Thank JesseWhite
berne, United States
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 26 February 2017

I have been numerous times and it is a wonder to visit and take a tour of. The art work and history of the place just is amazing. Give yourself time to take one of the tours they offer.

Thank Tony M
Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Had a very limited amount of time to visit. Still a beautiful place! Wish we could have toured longer. Worth the visit!

Thank DJF5800
Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

What a wonderful surprise - you can join a tour or self tour - the choice is yours. And it is free. The history and information on show was lovely. Great place to visit

Thank LisaMJ51
Farmland, Indiana
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Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We spent from 9-3 and could have spent more time. The tour lasted about an hour and was very informative. We sat through the House of Representatives session in the gallery while listening to many of our state representatives speak and it was very educational. Lunch in The House cafeteria was reasonable and the menu had good variety.

Thank Twohappytravelers15
Carmel, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

We toured the Indiana State Capital building with a guide and we enjoyed all of the historical significance contained in that vast building. Strategically locate just two blocks west of the majestic Monument Circle, the state capital building houses the Senate, House of Representatives and other administrative staff. Of course, the current governor and Lt. governor and hundreds of law... More 

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