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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 garden level liberty bell nice building beautiful capital great architecture legislative chambers open to the public self guided tour worth a visit walk around great place to visit downtown boise rotunda
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even though they weren’t offering organized tours we made the best of it. They had a scavenger trip/quiz we were able to work on and use as a great way to keep the kids involved and learning at the same time

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank munson378
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was able to stroll through the state capital on a Sunday and explore the whole building. The building is beautiful inside. I walked up and down the stairs and sat in the galleries of each house. I had a great time exploring.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 December 2018

What a beautiful building. What especially amazed me was that there was no security in sight, no metal detectors like one sees in so many public buildings. It was like stepping back in time. The interior is gorgeous, the stone is so pure and clean,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Michael A
Reviewed 22 November 2018

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
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Reviewed 19 November 2018 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 18 November 2018 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
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Reviewed 16 November 2018

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
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Reviewed 16 November 2018 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
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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.