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Wisconsin State Capitol

Across from 1 E. Main St., Madison, WI 53703
+1 608-266-0382
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Great Building, Rotten Governor

A classically designed and beautiful governmental building that is currently home to the most vile... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2016
WI State Capital

Amazing history of the building and the sources of building materials that were use. Marble from... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2016
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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
+1 608-266-0382

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Reviewed 5 November 2016

A classically designed and beautiful governmental building that is currently home to the most vile and venal governor known to man. Hopefully his residence will end in 2018.

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Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Amazing history of the building and the sources of building materials that were use. Marble from all over the world. The staff were friendly and incredibly helpful. They spent time explaining things and offering interesting information about the building and its history.

Thank Steven S
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Great building with awesome architecture and the balcony gives you great views of the city and lakes. We stopped on a Saturday morning and the place was open and accessible - we wandered around for awhile and really enjoyed it!

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Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Worth the walk to view inside and out. Definitely walk the perimeter of the building for a complete view. It's lovely in the fall.

Thank krisveil
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Located on the "Square" in downtown Madison, this is an exact replica of the U. S. Capitol. there are tours and they should be taken for a full understanding of Wisconsin political history

Thank Kenneth L
Reviewed 2 November 2016

If you have never seen the Wisconsin State Capital you have missed a gem. Stunning sums it up. The different types of stone work, the rotunda and dome are only inches shorter than the US Capital. The four wings have history all over them. Open...More

Thank mark s
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Being able to walk around upper outside observatory around the dome is awesome. Views are spectacular.

Thank David H
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We love visiting capitols and Madison's is one of the best! One of our favorite things is to visit the museum and go our on the veranda both inside and out.

Thank Susan P
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

A wonderful Capitol to tour on your own with a group. You can roam about the fine marble and see a state at work or just admire the architecture. A great way to spend an hour or two (or more if you are an enthusiast)z

Thank Birdwatcher_jpm
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We were very impressed with the state capitol. The variety of stone used in its construction, the murals, and the attention to detail an the wood work are all quite impressive. The fact that the major rooms are open to the public is unusual, and...More

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Response from BeauCoop | Reviewed this property |
Yes, as far as I know
Chelsea T
18 August 2017|
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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.