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Idaho State Capitol Building

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700 W Jefferson St, 8th Street, and State Street, Boise, ID 83702
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All reviews gift shop white marble governor's office bottom floor liberty bell garden level nice building beautiful capital great architecture legislative chambers open to the public self guided tour walk around worth a stop great place to visit downtown boise rotunda
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are spending a weekday in Boise, this should be something you should visit. There is even a pleasant Idaho themed shop in the ground level.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MarkPemble
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Idaho State Capitol is a beautiful building filled with rich white and grey marbling, towering staircases and interesting art. At Christmas time it's decorated with deep reds, evergreens and golds. Local chiors often preform free concerts filing the high ceilings and long hallways with...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So worth the visit to the State Capitol Building in Idaho, the architecture is as impressive as any of the old buildings in Europe. My husband was not interested in going at all, once we started walking up the steps to enter his tune quickly...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rootietootie22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice place to stop for a few minutes. We saw everything we were interested in in half and hour. There is metered parking on the street in front of the capitol. There is a lot of different colored granite inside and it's...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Go2theZoo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just walked around the outside during our visit to downtown Boise. Lawns are well kept. Nice photo op.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tessa3381
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Go inside to view all the marble! We climbed all three floors and checked out the Senate Rooms. Gorgeous!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AWaysToGo
Reviewed 2 November 2018

When I was in Olympia a while back, I could see the beautiful capital building as I was running/walking around the lake, but it wasn't clear how I could get to it on foot. No so, with the Boise capital building. Just a few minutes...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bryan H
Reviewed 2 November 2018

Happened to be in Boise for a race and were out sightseeing on a Saturday. We stopped by the state capital. Surprisingly, it was open. Even more surprisingly, we walked right in and literally no one is around. In our state, you would have at...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Raneez
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Went while the legislature was not in session. Like having the place to yourself. Beautiful marble interior and wonderful dome. Cool seeing the legislative chambers. Worth spending an hour visiting.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Horsiedad
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Capitol building fairly empty as legislature not in session. Kudos to Idaho for early strong women active in government and securing voting rights for Idaho women. The drawings of various competitors for the job of designing and building the Idaho State Capitol were very interesting,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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31 July 2017|
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Response from danddavis | Reviewed this property |
Free of charge and way worth it.
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3 April 2017|
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Response from Don M | Reviewed this property |
The regular tours are Monday - Friday at 10am and 1pm each day.
19 August 2015|
Response from Michelle O | Property representative |
Hello, If the dog is a service animal, it is welcome in the building. For all other animals, we request they do stay outside. Thank you for your question.