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Illinois State Capitol

207 S Club House Dr, Springfield, IL 62706-0001
+1 217-782-2099
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Had not been here in 20 years. Took the kids and they enjoyed it too

We stopped in Springfield on our way back from vacation. I hadn't been to the capital in over 20... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Brian M
Well Worth a Visit

Absolutely gorgeous building... especially the interior. I've toured several states' capitols and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
George H
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Historic Greek Revival building that serves as Illinois' State Capitol and was the site of many cases tried by Abraham Lincoln.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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207 S Club House Dr, Springfield, IL 62706-0001
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We stopped in Springfield on our way back from vacation. I hadn't been to the capital in over 20 years. Our kids, 9 and 7 really liked it and so did we. Stunning architecture and very clean. I had forgotten how open to the public...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely gorgeous building... especially the interior. I've toured several states' capitols and I'd have to say this was, in my opinion, the most striking. The dome is amazing, as is the well-maintained art work. The House and Senate chambers are stunning. Our guide was well-prepared...More

Thank George H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It goes to show how many possible variants there are in Capitol design and structure. Clear French influence here in attractive decor.

Thank David G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building itself is very impressive and hard to miss today. Imagine what effect it must have created when first opened in 1868. Still fully operational, tours can be arranged through the visitor bureau and special arrangements are in place for visitors with difficulties. Interestingly,...More

Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this building late in the afternoon. We were told that the last tour of the day was about to start. The tour guide was extremely good and showed us around all 4 floors starting from the top of the building working down to ground...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very large, old, imposing building. A must see in Springfield. Well maintained & preserved. Amazing architecture. Huge dome. Detailed craftsmanship. Limited parking. Many bronze statues on grounds.

Thank Rita S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I never realized what a magnificent capitol building Illinois has. I cannot say that I remember visiting any other capitol buildings, but this was very impressive. I was also impressed that the Senate and House was in session on Memorial Day. Who would have though?

Thank BeachBum1205
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place n informative. Tho my current Governor, Bruce Raunner took no time for any of us we had a good time at the Capitol

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arranged to be part of a tour to get the most out seeing the state capitol building. We only had to wait about 5 minutes to get in on a tour. There were four of us in this tour group. The tour guide discussed...More

1  Thank calvene
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This capitol building is being well maintained, with care taken both to adhere to historical accuracy and to ensure that it allow efficient, 21st century usage, while being able to last long into the future. It is well worth a tour while you are in...More

Thank Cynthia S
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anitha p
What are the business hours on weekend?
15 June 2016|
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Response from mysummervacation2015 | Reviewed this property |
Sat open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. closed 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch.....if you have the chance to go see it, it worth it....
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Eikelman
Is there close parking to the Capitol and what is the cost?
26 April 2015|
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Response from mysummervacation2015 | Reviewed this property |
There is parking around the capital with parking meters. The longest is am hour at a time. I believe...I was there last year and they had some kind of construction going on, and out side they had a temporary walk way. You... More
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Ruthie L
We are taking a GS Groop to visit the capital and are bringing our own bag lunches. Is there a place near the capital that we could picnic?
16 April 2015|
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Response from LongIslandBarry | Reviewed this property |
I'm a stranger here myself, but other than these other informative answers, why not just call the Capitol and ask about making specific arrangements?
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