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Pennsylvania State Capitol

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Address: Third Street, ird Street d Street Street reet et, Harrisburg, PA 17101
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Teddy Roosevelt declared that this Italian Renaissance-style building was...

Teddy Roosevelt declared that this Italian Renaissance-style building was “the handsomest building I ever saw”. Indeed, the State Capitol, with its vaulted dome and grand staircase and the murals and painted floors inside, is thing to behold.

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One of the best state capital complexes we have visited. It is ornate and impressive. It is a must see if you have some time to explore

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Bowie, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best state capital complexes we have visited. It is ornate and impressive. It is a must see if you have some time to explore

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We've visited several state Capitol buildings and of the dome style capitols this is the best we've seen. The green dome is striking from a distance and you can see it from all over Harrisburg. We were happy they offered a Sunday tour. It was only 30 minutes but still informative and comprehensive. The floor tiles are wonderful as are... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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It's so beautiful inside (and outside) and it's free. I've been to a couple other famous state capitols, and this one is by far the best. The artwork inside is likewise amazing. A must see!

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The structure dominants panaroma of PA capitol city. Impressive view from all sides with beuatiful fountain in the back.

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting. Looks like the federal capitol building great cafeteria. Beautiful fountain in back

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Free tours of this lovely building offer views of our government's inner workings and also gorgeous design and artwork. Just the rotunda has beautiful murals and sculptures and is worth a look if you can't make a tour. A security check is required to get in, so leave your pocket knives at home or in the car. Oh, and you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The most beautiful Capitol in the nation. This is the Palace of Art envisioned by the architect. The art and architecture make this a must see in Harrisburg. The art and architecture are splendid and unified to tell the history of Pennsylvania.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoy going to state capitals when we travel to get a good overview of the state.We have been to 12 so far and this is by far the most beautiful. We continue to speak of it to others and recommend that they stop in.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Declared "Most Beautiful Capitol in America" by Architectural Digest magazine. I saw the article a few years ago and have always wanted to visit. This week I had the opportunity to do so, and was completely blown away by the statuary outside (although my boyfriend and I couldn't quite understand its meaning, very complicated and engaging and classical). Once inside... More 

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Drums, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

45 minute tour was awesome. The history is very interesting. The tour guide had a lot of knowledge and was very kind. I had two very young children and was a little nervous on how they would be but the guide made us feel comfortable. Would def recommend this at any age.

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