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Address: First Street Southeast, Washington DC, DC 20510
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At the east end of The Mall, the Hill is home to the U.S. Capitol.

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Youu can feel the power

Washington DC is like not other place in the USA. You can feel the power in this city and especially at capital hill. Worth walking up from the White House to get the best... read more

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Washington DC is like not other place in the USA. You can feel the power in this city and especially at capital hill. Worth walking up from the White House to get the best views. Walk around the area and get the different views. Although one of the best views was from the Railway station just as we were leaving!

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The centre of everything politics and where people come to be seen because all the important people who make decisions are here. If you love History you'll love the culture of this wonder.

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Muncie, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Contact your Congress person months in advance and secure a private tour. You don't need a tour, but it is well worth it as you get a behind the scenes tour and unique stories.

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Lombard, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Capitol area is pretty cool. I have small kids and they thought it looked awesome but it was real cold out and they tired of it quickly. Overall very nice.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately when we actually visited August 2014, updating now unfortunately, there were works going on with scaffolds. Check before hand to see if there are any building works on any of the attractions... it might ruin the pics but might be authentic!!!

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Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had contacted our Congressman and had a personal tour. There is pretty tight security if you go to the Senate or House floors so be ware.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

very nice grounds, well maintained, well secured. impressive buildings and sorroundings. a must see, take a stroll and enjoy the view

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to spend the day. So much to see around this area. Made even better by recognising landmarks from films.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Defnitely need to check out capitol hill when you're in DC - we didn't get to go in, but you can see it from everywhere in DC and so it's worth the visit in! Next time I go I deinitely will make sure to take advantage of the free tour.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed seeing the Capitol. This was my second time there. The first time was in the 80's and we actually got to go into the House and Senate floor galleries. This time, the tours don't cover those places. It is great though being able to see all of the art work and statues explained, along with coverage of... More 

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