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Idaho State Capitol Building

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700 W Jefferson St, 8th Street, and State Street, Boise, ID 83702
+1 208-332-1012
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All reviews gift shop governor's office white marble idaho state bottom floor liberty bell garden level nice building beautiful capital great architecture legislative chambers open to the public self guided tour beautiful inside walk around worth a visit great visit
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the outside this is an imposing building and can be seen from afar. Once you enter through the large and heavy doors your are struck by grandeur not experienced often. Answering the question, where do my tax dollars go, the interior is constructed almost...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I know everyone is proud of their State Capital, but this building is amazing. The architecture is awesome and a great place for photography. Definitely worth your trip downtown to walk around, a must see. If wanting photos of the Capital, it’s best in the...More

Thank ARcmbeachbum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time to visit this place. Great place to visit and it does not cost any $$ to enter the place. Very nice downtown area and we had a nice dinner at a local pub... love it!

Thank James N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building is immaculately clean. The great use of white marble lends to the impressive look of the structure. II was able to access the house and the senate chambers. The lack of artwork left me a bit disappointed.

Thank Victoria M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Idaho state capital in Boise is a beautiful and accessible building for a major government center. The building follows the classic rotunda style of the US capital building like many other stars. The white mixed marble inside offers a coolness expected with this level...More

Thank AaronL178
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting building to visit. There is a very nice gift store in the basement, which has local products to sell.

Thank KGodinez
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I make it a point to see the Capitol building whenever I am visiting one of the state's capital cities. I was slightly disappointed to find that there are no guided tours of this building, but still eagerly picked up the self-tour booklet at the...More

Thank Ken B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful building. When we travel to new States, we like to stop at the Capitol Buildings. this one is absolutely gorgeous. You walk in and it's all white marble. Gorgeous White marble. There isn't a whole lot to see. On the garden view...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sometimes attractions in America compete with Europe! The state capital building in Boise is a significant and worthwhile piece of architecture In addition to being a reminder of and an inspiring insight into the ideals of American democracy. It is a worthwhile visit, as is...More

Thank RogerEllman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wandering around downtown on a weekend night and it it a great building. Great area. I didn’t go in.

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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.