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Indiana State House, Indianapolis

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  • lovely old building with great external architecture and wonderful interiors. We did not know that anyone from the public could enter the building for simple tour and viewing. The interiors were taste...  more »
  • I have my Capitol book that I am trying to fill, and the Indiana Capitol is one of the nicest ones. Beautiful decor. They even have a chapel... They even have a sign between 1 and 3 you can pray for t...  more »
  • We visited on a Saturday and we were too late to tour the building. Tours stop at 2:00 on Saturdays. This was disappointing. I really like to tour state capitals and we usually try to visit when we ar...  more »
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  • I've been to most state capitol buildings. This one disappoints and that's a shame since Indiana is my birth state. The building itself is nice. The rest of it, not so much. One problem is the legislator's parking lot that borders the north side of the building. This should be landscaped grounds. It really looks bad. Indiana legislators can't walk a block? Maybe that explains why the state is one of America's least fit. To the west are two hideous state office buildings that hide the capitol from that side of town. There's a garish sign on top that says "A state that works." Most states showcase their capitol building. Indiana, whether intentional or not, has hidden theirs. What a shame.
  • The tour guide Jim is incredible. He is a great ambassador for Indiana.
  • Beautiful, beautiful place. Nice staff, good fit both outdoor and indoor photos.
  • This was our 41st State Capitol to visit, and was definitely one of our favorites. Beautiful exterior, even more stunning interior. But what made our experience was our tour guide, Jim. If you are going to tour the Indiana State House, make sure to get on a tour with Jim. Jim is almost 200 years old and helped build the Capitol building with his bare hands, often without shoes in temperatures that got to below -100F. He gives tours now in retirement from traveling with the circus as a career bear wrestler. In all seriousness, Jim is so knowledgeable and so enjoys his job, that it makes his tour extremely enjoyable. Be sure to make him tell the story of Colonel Owen when you walk past his bust.
  • Beautiful building with an even more interesting history. Thanks to all who made our tour great!