Idaho State Capitol Building

Idaho State Capitol Building

Idaho State Capitol Building
4.5
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • travelingal60
    New York City, New York95 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Typical state capitol building but worth a visit
    Very typical rendition of a state capitol in architectural style. The building is very well maintained complete with a dome and all marble interior. I did not take a tour but explored the building on my own which was easy to do as the building is open to the public and easy to enter. There is a small exhibition space on the 2nd floor where they were exhibiting a small collection of gowns from former state first ladies. Without a tour you can see the building in under an hour and it is very centrally located in Boise.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 25 August 2023
  • ksufan88
    Wichita, Kansas6,389 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful building but not that much to see inside
    We were able to find free parking (3 hours for visitors) just a block to the east of the building so not much of a walk. The building is quite grand with a replica of the Liberty Bell on the front steps. Inside, everything was shiny marble but nothing (senate or house rooms) was open to be viewed like I have seen at other state Capitol buildings.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 September 2023
  • MichiganMelissa04
    Plymouth, Michigan781 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful capitol building
    This is such a beautiful capitol building. We were able to walk right up the steps and walk in and gaze at the dome. Almost strange the lack of visible security, but I am sure someone was watching us somewhere. The white marble columns in the dome are just stunning.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 April 2024
  • Jeff K
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania2,199 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worthwhile
    We walked around the inside of the Capitol. It was nice looking with an extensive use of marble. They had a good display of Idaho’s history in the basement. It was informative and well done. We didn’t see any art or anything else of interest. We spent about 30 minutes here and were glad we visited.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 June 2024
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WI Weezie
Madison, WI349 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
The Idaho State Capitol reminds me very much of my own State Capitol in Madison, WI with one major distinction. The city of Boise has allowed horrible over-the-street stop & go lights to block the amazing view of the Capitol with the mountains in the background. (See picture attached.). I would go so far as to say that for city beautification, they should rethink that system!

But - really nice neighborhood. Walking distance to a really great downtown area of shops, hotels & restaurants.
Written 4 January 2020
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Allfunallthetime
Twin Falls, ID300 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
My son and I on a Saturday afternoon. Parking is on the street and typically costs a few bucks for 2 hours, but it was free this time.
It is a bit of a walk to the building, and getting inside does entail some stairs. There probably is an easier method for a disabled visitor, but I didn't take note.
Inside the building is immaculate and beautiful with a historical feel. You are able to walk right past some of the legislators' offices and even into both the house and senate chambers anterooms. They were not open today, but most had glass doors. We went up the marble stairs to the top floor, where there were some displays and a great view out to the Railroad Depot.
I would like to come back and take a tour sometime for sure.
Highly recommend.
Written 2 April 2023
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PandaHouston
Houston, TX6,120 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
We were staying at the Hampton Inn in Downtown Boise and took a stroll early in the morning around 7:30 am to check out a few sites. It was a Wednesday morning and not very many people around. In the morning light, the Capitol Building makes for a nice photo.
Written 16 September 2020
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Pamela V
Scottsdale, AZ458 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
You can walk in but there isn't much to see. The interior center is blocked off, work is being done on the dome. The building is mostly white stone and plaster with no artwork. Most impressive from the outside, not so much on the interior.
Written 26 September 2021
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markitiki
Orlando, FL674 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Unlike others, we did not have time to tour the building but we did want to go visit and take pictures. The building is beautiful and morning/evening lights make for stunning pictures. It is very easy to get a great view from several streets.
Written 16 December 2020
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Heinz S
Bernese Oberland, Switzerland384 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Dieses Capitol ist ein echter Monumentalbau mit unzählig vielen Marmorsäulen. Der hohe Innenhof mit dem Blick hoch zur Kuppel ist eindrücklich. Schön, dass die BesucherInnen das Gebäude ohne grosse Einschränkungen selbständig begehen dürfen.
This Capitol is a real monumental building with countless marble columns. The high courtyard with the view high up to the dome is impressive. It's nice that visitors are allowed to walk through the building independently without great restrictions.
Written 17 August 2022
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m w
Novi, MI851 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Solo
Ring the "Liberty" bell in front or walk around. Absolutely beautiful building inside. SE walkway makes an absolutely gorgeous setting to take a sunset pic amongst the roses and lavender
Written 2 March 2020
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Marianne R
Richmond, VA159 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We visit lots of state capitols. Idaho's was great to see. It's large and accessible - the bottom floor has a good deal of historical displays and educational material. Interesting wooden statue of George Washington on the top floor. I was disappointed the you couldn't really see inside the House or Senate chamber - like not even close enough to peek through the windows. I found that unusual.
Written 26 July 2022
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ksufan88
Wichita, KS6,389 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We were able to find free parking (3 hours for visitors) just a block to the east of the building so not much of a walk. The building is quite grand with a replica of the Liberty Bell on the front steps. Inside, everything was shiny marble but nothing (senate or house rooms) was open to be viewed like I have seen at other state Capitol buildings.
Written 25 September 2023
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acandkc
Richland, WA274 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
Wow! This place is interesting! Who knew??? Or at least, I didn’t! My esteemed spouse and I took a small tour there and look forward to going back... there was just so much to see. Between the business of the government, the beautiful architecture, the informative displays and artwork this place is worth a gander! Head there for a fun afternoon!
Written 10 March 2020
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