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Illinois State Capitol

207 S Club House Dr, Springfield, IL 62706-0001
+1 217-782-2099
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I kind of came here out of boredom but I was quite impressed. The tour guide was young, but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Axl D
Indianapolis, Indiana
Watching govenment in action

We recently visitied the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois. A delightful and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Historic Greek Revival building that serves as Illinois' State Capitol and was the site of many cases tried by Abraham Lincoln.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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207 S Club House Dr, Springfield, IL 62706-0001
+1 217-782-2099
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I kind of came here out of boredom but I was quite impressed. The tour guide was young, but extremely knowledgeable and friendly. The building itself is very ornate. I was particularly impressed with the House of Representatives Chamber. Tours last 25 minutes but there's...More

Thank Axl D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently visitied the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois. A delightful and informative guide named Dorothy led our tour. She was full of interesting facts and information about the building and its history. Many of the rooms and chambers were beautfiully arranged and decorated...More

Thank disnyholic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not sure why people who don't have a reason to be here actually visit, but the place is full of tourists on a regular basis. It certainly isn't for the food under the Stratton Building. The place is beautiful and expensively built so that...More

Thank Ken R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They say if you like laws or sausages, you don't want to be around while either are being made. The Capitol building is a exception. Gorgeous architecture, priceless art, and a ringside seat for Illinois political theater.

Thank The_Original_NJM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately the State of Illinois is going bankrupt and the employees of the capital are not working everyday. While I was there they were shut down and you could only do a tour once a week which was after I left. I did walk the...More

Thank 676ginak
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Captiol building is very impressive with its sky-scraping dome (taller than the US Capitol), marble floors and walls, and wood through out. We went on a Saturday over the summer and they were only giving tours every hour. Plan accordingly. As a result, we...More

Thank McKenna S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived shortly before the last tour of the day but hadn't really planned to go so we were wonderfully surprised about the tour! The ceilings of the cupola were incredible, artwork told various parts of history and we got to see where Mr. Obama...More

Thank Caymanisles
Reviewed 19 July 2017

See the beautiful art inside IL Capitol. Visited on a Friday afternoon and it was a ghost town inside and Air Conditioning was cranked up super duper cold on the day we visited ( turn down the thermostat and you would save some money). Only...More

Thank S S
Reviewed 16 July 2017

My family visited this capitol building on a Sunday during business hours. We were met outside by a capitol police officer who asked us what are business was. We told him we would like to tour the capitol building. He stated that we were allowed...More

3  Thank christine n
Reviewed 12 July 2017

First off...we had Dorothy as our guide...she was fantastic. She knows her stuff, she knows her history, she knows so much. She made this tour. The things we saw were awesome. Well worth it!!!

Thank Kristina M
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anitha p
16 June 2016|
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Response from mysummervacation2015 | Reviewed this property |
Sat open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. closed 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch.....if you have the chance to go see it, it worth it....
26 April 2015|
Response from mysummervacation2015 | Reviewed this property |
There is parking around the capital with parking meters. The longest is am hour at a time. I believe...I was there last year and they had some kind of construction going on, and out side they had a temporary walk way. You... More
Ruthie L
17 April 2015|
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Response from LongIslandBarry | Reviewed this property |
I'm a stranger here myself, but other than these other informative answers, why not just call the Capitol and ask about making specific arrangements?