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Wisconsin State Capitol

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Address: Across from 1 E. Main St., Madison, WI 53703
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+1 608-266-0382
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 18:00
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The majestic Roman Renaissance-style State Capitol has the only granite...

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.

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Wisconsin State Capitol Building

Went on a Saturday morn which was also tax day. Ate from the food trucks and perused the outdoor market. We did not venture in the Capitol in Madison but we did see the exterior... read more

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Went on a Saturday morn which was also tax day. Ate from the food trucks and perused the outdoor market. We did not venture in the Capitol in Madison but we did see the exterior and it was architectural eye candy.

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Nice to see their seats when discussing important things for the benefit of the State, nice inside decor, unbelievel place, outside rounded by a big Plaza, which are mostly used for fairs.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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We did not take the tour, but wandered around on our own. This is a beautiful building and worth the hike up the numerous steps to see the inside. We walked every floor seeing all their meeting rooms. I highly recommend touring this building.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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This building is absolutely gorgeous! Many intricate details that make it a must see! We went there for my daughter's field trip, and the tour guides were informative and interesting.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Be sure to ask if you can your the outside observation walkway. The history behind this building is amazing. Very knowledgeable tour guide. A must visit, even if you call Madison home!!👍

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I have toured nearly all 50 state Capitol buildings. Wisconsin has the best. It is beautiful inside and out. A must see for anyone visiting Dane county

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I went there last week.the view from observatory is awesome but I think it opens only on Sunday and Saturday.the architect inside is too good to miss.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We like to visit State Capitols when we come over from England. This one didn't disappoint. It is kept very well. Staff were very helpful. The guide (young gentleman) was very good. There were a party of children in our group, he held their interest, which is quite a challenge in large numbers! Tours are timed, so good to get... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We wanted to learn more about Wisconsin, its history and politics and this was exactly what we were looking for at a very good price: free! Well worth the time!

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My boyfriend and I went here to spend a couple of hours. You can just walk right in. There are tours available. We went to the observation area in the rotunda, which is a great spot to see all of Madison & the surrounding area. Try to go up there on a pretty day since it is outside. There is... More 

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