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Wisconsin State Capitol

Across from 1 E. Main St., Madison, WI 53703
+1 608-266-0382
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Visited the Capital while staying at The Concourse! The building is beautiful! We took a tour and... read more

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Kathy M
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Fulton, Illinois, United States
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Beautiful ceiling

The Capitol stands on a small hill and it is free to visit. The center ceiling is magnificent. On... read more

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dindan_11
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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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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Across from 1 E. Main St., Madison, WI 53703
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Reviewed today via mobile

Visited the Capital while staying at The Concourse! The building is beautiful! We took a tour and learned so much. A definite to see while in Madison.

Thank Kathy M
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Reviewed yesterday

The Capitol stands on a small hill and it is free to visit. The center ceiling is magnificent. On the second floor you can enter the hall of the Supreme Court of Wisconsin.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I’m ashamed to say I have never visited my own state capital in Ohio. Now I feel the need to go, I only hope it compares to the Wisconsin building. It is one of the prettiest buildings I’ve ever seen. It’s so pretty at night...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Wisconsin State Capitol is a must-see in Madison, especially during the summer time when you can visit the Farmers' Market all around the capitol square or attend one of the Concerts on the Square on the Capitol lawn. The inside is of course a...More

Thank Paula W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is always busy with tourist. Whether is concerts on the square, people coming in off the streets or Christmas time to see the tree. On Saturdays you can come in from the farmers market and go up to the observation desk. I believe...More

Thank Jacirae
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very well planned, thoughtful and beautiful architectural building . The surrounding area is equally well laid out and adds to the beauty of the building. It is worth visiting.

Thank Rajesh P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful architecture. Many gorgeous types of marble. The tour is interesting and worth your time! Wonderful huge paintings.

Thank Linda L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Exterior made of white granite, the dome is the largest granite dome, interior made of about 42 types of stone.....stunning. Beautiful glass mosiacs. That is not Gold paint you see everywhere....it's gold. This capitol offers guided tours every day...with the exception to some holidays. Taking...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Out family is a big fan of state capitol buildings. And when we’ve got the chance we like to take tour. This one is a fantastic building. Has a great view of the city. The Ms. Says it’s the awesomest state house she’s been to....More

Thank Patrick C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first visit to a state capitol and I really enjoyed learning about the state from knowledgeable tour guides. We were free to roam and stay as long as we liked.

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Actually, the tree is dragged (!) inside the Monday after Thanksgiving. It takes a few days to decorate it, and the official lighting ceremony is that Friday, this year, Dec. 1. (I've worked there for 16 years.)
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You can bring back packs and cameras and digital video recorders.
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