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Illinois State Capitol

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Beautiful Capitol building

We took the time to visit the State Capitol building while in Springfield. It is an impressive... read more

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True Craftsmanship!

It was the height of the capitol that got my attention while visiting Springfield. We stopped by... 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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Reviewed today 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 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Road trip! The Illinois State Capitol is a beautiful building and has recently undergone extensive renovation. The tour lasts only 30 minutes. I would like to have heard more about the many different types of marble and stone used throughout the building. Our guide could...More

Thank Dan A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm 50 and have lived in Illinois all my life, however, I never made it to Springfield before. This is a beautiful building and we really enjoyed looking at everything. The attention to detail is everywhere. Our representatives and state officials have very expensive taste...More

Thank Robin R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We could see this from our hotel room and looked at it each night and morning we stayed in Springfield. When we went to the Capitol it was a nice visit too. It is more impressive up-close and has some nice grounds. We didn't go...More

Thank wolverine331
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The State Capitol is a treasure of art, architecture, and history. The free tour is quick, just 30 minutes, but very informative, then you are free to go back and wander the building as you wish to take photos. Make sure to walk around the...More

Thank Ida M
Reviewed 12 August 2018

I was a nice place to visit. Unfortunately there was no tours when we arrived but it was OK just to go around and look.

Thank AnjaFribo
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful building in and out. We came last so did not have so much time to enjoy inside, but little we saw we were amazed , beautiful architecture.

Thank napojlasky
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

We were lucky to walk through the door just as a tour was beginning so we tagged along. The guide was excellent with information about all areas of the building. We lived in Illinois for a total of 16 years over a 30 year period...More

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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....
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
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?