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Illinois State Capitol

401 S 2nd St, Springfield, IL 62701-1727
+1 217-782-2099
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New Year's day outside visit

It was a big desire of mine to tour this Capitol, the first after the DC's according to which all... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
B1714D
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Belgrade, Serbia
Beautiful

Lovely, stately building. Easy to find parking. Would recommend this for everyone, including... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Victoria M
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Muskego, Wisconsin
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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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401 S 2nd St, Springfield, IL 62701-1727
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"beautiful building"
in 61 reviews
"beautiful capital"
in 6 reviews
"gold leaf"
in 6 reviews
"house and senate chambers"
in 7 reviews
"governor's office"
in 8 reviews
"free tour"
in 22 reviews
"guided tour"
in 23 reviews
"every half hour"
in 6 reviews
"first floor"
in 14 reviews
"stained glass"
in 11 reviews
"supreme court"
in 9 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 6 reviews
"take pictures"
in 9 reviews
"great tour"
in 11 reviews
"dome"
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"session"
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"architecture"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It was a big desire of mine to tour this Capitol, the first after the DC's according to which all others were built. Unfortunately, we were in Springfield only on 1st Jan and it was closed for tours. However, we toured it outside, with almost...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely, stately building. Easy to find parking. Would recommend this for everyone, including families with children.

Thank Victoria M
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

Even though they were not in session, it was amazing seeing the Capitol Building and all it's beauty. This was only my second time there, with the last one being more than 35 years ago. Very interesting to see and learn about the Senate and...More

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Reviewed 30 November 2017

Beautifully decorated for Christmans, tours are family friendly. Amazing history within the building

Thank Beverly A
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Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Many Capitol buildings have only self guided tours so it was fantastic to have a guide, particularly one so knowledgeable! We really learned a lot in 30 minutes. Beautiful dome and restoration of some of the hand painted ceilings. The detail is amazing. May be...More

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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Nice historical visit. Took some really neat photos. Very old architecture. Her son enjoyed running around up and down the steps.

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Reviewed 26 November 2017

We visited the Capitol just before Thanksgiving, so there was hardly any other visitor there, which was really nice. Our tour guide was great. We were told that we were welcome to visit any office that was open, so we went into the Secretary of...More

Thank Michelle F
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

If you have a chance to visit the Ilinois State Capitol you should do it. The materials used to construct this building in the 1800's have been maintained in excellent condition. It is worth your time check it out. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and...More

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

We arrived and asked if a tour was available. It was to start in a few minutes, so we waited and ended up being the only 2 in the tour. We had a very nice tour guide that was quite knowledgeable about the history and...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

We took a tour of this state capitol building and were so impressed with the beauty and architectural detail.

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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....
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Eikelman
26 April 2015|
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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
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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?
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