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Wisconsin State Capitol

Across from 1 E. Main St., Madison, WI 53703
+1 608-266-0382
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beautiful view from the top!

It's the capitol of Wisconsin, its a beautiful building, all the marble is stunning. The catwalk is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
A G
Beautiful

Beautiful building, design and architecture. I highly recommend the free tour that starts every... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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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"beautiful building"
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"supreme court"
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"free tour"
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"guided tour"
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"christmas tree"
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"information desk"
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"open to the public"
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"farmers market"
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"great history"
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"downtown madison"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It's the capitol of Wisconsin, its a beautiful building, all the marble is stunning. The catwalk is amazing to get a complete surround of Madison.

Thank A G
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful building, design and architecture. I highly recommend the free tour that starts every hour on the hour.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

It is worth visiting and gives you a view of the city from any one of its viewing sites. The rotunda as you enter has interesting figures. You can view the city from there because of its locaion and the ordinance that prevents bvuildings nearby...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We toured the State Capital. It is a beautiful building and our tour guide gave us a complete history. I was amazed at the story of Bucky the Badger. I won’t give away the details, but he is a very important mascot in Wisconsin!

Thank Nancy T
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Reviewed 6 days ago

But it suffered much damage from unions against Governor Scott Walker's actions to make Wisconsin solvent again. It's like gang violence but not unexpected by unions who just want without regard to what is available.

Thank Judith K
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I work downtown Madison and I never tire of the Capitol ! I walk through every chance I get ! There are hidden gems inside, which require a guided tour. But, an unguided tour is nice too !

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Well worth the visit, and if visiting on a Saturday, dodging the crowd visiting the farmer's market outside still makes it worthwhile. The ceilings are worth looking up to see but don't neglect looking at the floors ànd doors too. Spot the badger, the symbol...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They have free tour- I didnt join due to time constraint. But I did climb the stair to the observation deck. If you walk around the the deck, you can see both lake on both sides. I recommend you to walk to rotunda and look...More

Thank Bal K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Capitol is in a great location with many fine restaurants around. I took the tour and it made me feel like I was participating in the Wisconsin legislature. It’s a beautiful building.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful building. With the day being so hot, we were glad to get inside and had a great tour of the property all the way up to the roof! Beautiful marble, great history. Lovely to see families with children visiting too.

Thank MaryCork
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Response from auradain | Reviewed this property |
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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Response from Robert H | Reviewed this property |
You can bring back packs and cameras and digital video recorders.
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