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“Beautiful Building”

Illinois State Capitol
Ranked #5 of 55 things to do in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Historic Greek Revival building that serves as Illinois' State Capitol and was the site of many cases tried by Abraham Lincoln.
Roscoe, Illinois
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28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Beautiful Building”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

The Illinois State Capital is a beautiful building. The view up into the dome is amazing. If you enjoy the wonder of historic buildings you will be proud (especially if you are from Illinois) of Illinois' Capital building which is the tallest of all of the Capital buildings in the United States...even larger than the Capital building in Washington D.C. Springfield and the surrounding area has a lot to offer the vacationer or those on a weekend getaway.

Visited July 2014
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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314 reviews
136 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Wonderful tour.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

We enjoyed this tour. We had a good guide. The building is magnificent. Lots to see. It was an interesting time.

Visited July 2014
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Leawood, Kansas
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360 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Its a capital, and its in Illinois”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

Nice architecture and the grounds were great were a nice stroll, and awesome statue of Stephen Douglas! Pretty neat.

Visited July 2014
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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79 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Must see!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

Wow, this is an impressive building. We love history and this one is near the top. This building's architecture is beautiful. It took 20 years to build this capitol! And is actually the tallest capitol building in the US - even taller than the US capitol! Wait until you see the dome on the inside. And the House of Representative room is over the top. You will understand why it took 20 years to build this building. Definitely worth a stop for the tour and hopefully you will have a great tour guide - we did.

Visited July 2014
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Lancashire
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98 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Lovely”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

Great building with some very interesting portions. Good guide showed us around and explained everything about it.
Well worth a visit.

Visited June 2014
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