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Illinois State Capitol

207 S Club House Dr, Springfield, IL 62706-0001
+1 217-782-2099
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Take a tour with Dorothy

Definitely take a tour when you visit the Capital. Dorothy, our guide, was warm and very welcoming... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sylvanlaker
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Illinois
Beautiful building

This was an amazingly beautiful tour. The tour guide was knowledgable and very friendly. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mary L
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Brodhead, Wisconsin
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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 15:00
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207 S Club House Dr, Springfield, IL 62706-0001
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely take a tour when you visit the Capital. Dorothy, our guide, was warm and very welcoming. She brought life to the building as she shared its history. She expertly answered all of our questions and helped make it a five star visit!

Thank sylvanlaker
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an amazingly beautiful tour. The tour guide was knowledgable and very friendly. The building itself was just beyond words. The murals, marble, chandliers and floors are just breathtaking. I had read in one of the guidebooks to walk to the center of the...More

Thank Mary L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Springfield is 'blessed' with not one but 2 capital buildings. Both are impressive the newer of the two undoubtably designed to be so. We were welcomed by the staff and our guide was very helpful and interesting. The dome of the capital is stunning and...More

Thank Mintboy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Impressive building and architecture, I wish we'd had time to take a tour of the inside of the building. Close proximity to everything in Springfield, in fact it's a bit the focal point.

Thank GretaTravels2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The capital is impressive and beautiful both inside and out. Over the years the interior has been restored to its original grandeur. The guided tour was very informative.

Thank BobKathy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My brother gave us a fact-filled tour of the capitol for over an hour. We saw all the galleries and committee rooms. Many interesting statues and paintings of famous Illinoisians. Beautiful carvings and windows. A must see!

Thank Marcus4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very impressive, but only had time to view the outside. Fountains, lots of statues telling stories of the state history. Impressive!

Thank Mary D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was just wandering around after lunch, and happened to stop in. The building looked great from the outside, but was STUNNING o the inside. Brief security check on entering, but then we were free to wander around. Definitely worth checking out if you have some...More

Thank Jen C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only drove by and took a picture. I would recommend at least that much. The grounds are extensive. If you have time, a walk all the way around the block would be lovely.

Thank Ladeelawyer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must see for a capitol enthusiast. Beautiful rotunda. Much prettier inside than out. Tour gave access to most everything including an active House in session. Street parking was easy and cheap on the road in front of the capitol.

Thank RedClayRambler
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anitha p
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
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
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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