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Illinois State Capitol

Open Now: 08:00 - 16:00
Open today: 08:00 - 16:00
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Day trip to Springfield with friend from the UK

I took my friend ( who is visiting from London) to Springfield, as part of her trip in the Midwest... read more

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Beautiful Building but make sure you are here during Tour times

We came here expecting a tour but found out that we would have to wait for 2 hours because there... read more

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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.
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401 S 2nd St, Springfield, IL 62701-1727
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All reviews beautiful building metal detector house and senate chambers guided tour governor's office free tour first floor stained glass supreme court great tour take pictures walk around dome session architecture state marble
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I took my friend ( who is visiting from London) to Springfield, as part of her trip in the Midwest. We received a lovely tour from our tour guide Dorothy. Dorothy was very sweet and thoroughly knowledgeable about the history of the capital building. We...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We came here expecting a tour but found out that we would have to wait for 2 hours because there are certain times that no tours are offered. We did not know that. So check in advance. We were allowed to visit the first floor...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As you wander through it, take time to examine the many intricate details and ornate wood, glass, marble, and metal work. It is truly amazing. If you just walk through looking for something exciting, you will miss the beauty of it. There is a state...More

Thank R2J2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went to the building by myself. It was a must do I heard. So you go through a metal detector and then you have the choice to wander on your own or a guided tour(unknown cost). I wandered. I would start on 4th floor...More

Thank Matthew A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This state capitol tour was quite disappointing. There wasn't much for us to see as both the House of Representatives and Senate chambers were closed due to contractor work leaving only the old Supreme Court room to view and glancing over the frosted windows of...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When we went to Memphis in 2016, we stopped at the Illinois State Capital on the way back. Beautiful building and well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 24 September 2018

This is one of the capitol buildings in the quest to finish all 50 capitols! I was so glad I took the drive from Kansas City, MO. The drive was well worth it because the capitol building and the grounds are just beautiful! I spent...More

Thank Tracy G
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

We took the time to visit the State Capitol building while in Springfield. It is an impressive building and worth a visit. The grounds are beautiful and well kept.

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Reviewed 10 September 2018

It was the height of the capitol that got my attention while visiting Springfield. We stopped by on a Sunday morning and found that the parking lots were empty. It was at the north entrance that we were able to get in after going through...More

Thank Beatriz121
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Loved the tour and all the history. Just happened to be there at IL 200th anniversary. The stained glass dome is spectacular.

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anitha p
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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....
26 April 2015|
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