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Illinois State Capitol

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Address: 207 South Club House Drive, Springfield, IL 62701
Phone Number: +1 217-782-2099
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Mon 10:00 - 13:00
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Historic Greek Revival building that serves as Illinois' State Capitol and...

Historic Greek Revival building that serves as Illinois' State Capitol and was the site of many cases tried by Abraham Lincoln.

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We took the tour so we had a chance to see the upper floors. The tour guide was very good and friendly. Well worth the time if you're in Springfield. Tour was free.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Garden Prairie, Illinois
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the tour so we had a chance to see the upper floors. The tour guide was very good and friendly. Well worth the time if you're in Springfield. Tour was free.

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Wilmette, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were too early for the tour so decided just to look around (first floor only). Worth a stroll, beautiful building.

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Burlington, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

November is a great time to visit Springfield No crowds!!! We couldn't make the tour but the building is amazing

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Springfield, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a former State of Illinois representative, I would recommend that you allow about two (2) hours for your tour of the Illinois State Capital building. Interesting things in the Capital Building built and completed in 1886 in the design of a Latin cross. The Capital is open to visitors from 9.00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Interesting... More 

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Spokane, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This capitol building is simply spectacular! The variety of wood, stone, marble and crystal is staggering. The tour is free and the guide we had was fun, humorous and thorough. She answered any questions we had and let us gawk and take all the pictures we wanted. A wonderful experience!

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Morgantown PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This building would not be built today because of the expense involved. European and domestic marble, African walnut woodwork, artwork, excellent guide service portraying the history and political system makes this something you do not want to miss.

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Eaton, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We enjoy architecture and this one is amazing inside and out. The dome is colorful and amazing. They used a lot of marble and colors. The enormous painting is spectacular. All of the statues inside and outside on the grounds. A free tour that was informative.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

The state capital building was very awe inspiring, as most of the capital buildings I have visited are indeed. It is definitely a must see for everyone as there is plenty to learn both about the state and how it operates. Seeing the chambers of the legislature is always a neat experience. Be prepared to only be able to do... More 

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Elmwood Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Take a guided tour. the guides will provide background information you're unlikely to get on your own without a lot of research. The current political conditions in the state do not truly reflect the significant history of events in this building. Statues of great Illinoisans are everywhere. One of my favorites is the statue of the late Richard J. Daley,... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

First time visit to Springfield, IL state capitol. Very impressive building. Our tour guide, Dorothy, was very knowledgeable and helpful. Enjoyable visit.

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