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Illinois State Capitol

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Memphis to Chicago

When we went to Memphis in 2016, we stopped at the Illinois State Capital on the way back... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Chicago, Illinois
Another capitol building - SO PLEASED!

This is one of the capitol buildings in the quest to finish all 50 capitols! I was so glad I took... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tracy G
Detroit, Michigan
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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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All reviews beautiful building house and senate chambers governor's office guided tour free tour first floor stained glass great tour take pictures walk around dome session architecture state marble statues government
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Reviewed yesterday

This state capitol tour was quite disappointing. There wasn't much for us to see as both the House of Representatives and Senate chambers were closed due to contractor work leaving only the old Supreme Court room to view and glancing over the frosted windows of...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 4 days ago

When we went to Memphis in 2016, we stopped at the Illinois State Capital on the way back. Beautiful building and well worth a visit.

Thank gatzbyllc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the capitol buildings in the quest to finish all 50 capitols! I was so glad I took the drive from Kansas City, MO. The drive was well worth it because the capitol building and the grounds are just beautiful! I spent...More

Thank Tracy G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank travelingbeachbum00
Reviewed 5 weeks 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

Thank Beatriz121
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Loved the tour and all the history. Just happened to be there at IL 200th anniversary. The stained glass dome is spectacular.

Thank Katydid_Katydont
Reviewed 24 August 2018 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 21 August 2018 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 20 August 2018

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 14 August 2018 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
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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?