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Nebraska State Capitol, Lincoln

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Government Building Tourist Spot
Admire the architecture and artwork at Nebraska State Capitol. Both the inside and the outside of the 120 m (400 ft) capitol are adorned with symbolic friezes, mosaics, and murals that depict both the world and the Nebraskan heritage. The tower provides excellent views of Lincoln and is capped by a reflective, golden dome that features a 5.8 m (19 ft) sculpture of the Sower. The building offers many amenities, including a cafeteria, gift shop with Nebraska-related books and memorabilia, restrooms, and a private room for mothers with children. Free guided tours of the capitol are readily available. See Nebraska State Capitol and all Lincoln has to offer by arranging your trip with our Lincoln holiday planner.
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  • This was a pleasant surprise as a friend took us to the state capitol building. We had a free tour of the first floor learning a little about Alaskan history, saw some beautiful artwork on the ceiling...  more »
  • I wasn't sure they would let me in the door, but I walked right in and loved the old wood and the gift shop.  more »
  • Took a guided tour led by a knowledgeable guide who pointed out the main features of this unique place. Without wishing to be controversial, one feels that the unicameral system has economic and other...  more »
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  • The Capitol is a great place to visit. Awesome history inside and amazing view from the deck.
  • Living history. Beautiful murals, so fun to wander around. Recommend you just walk around and enjoy yourself.
  • Must go up to top and look out best thing there wish there was more info on history of capital on walls or displays of some sort. Did not due tour so maybe that would of gave all info needed.
  • Not just a building. Art honoring the native peoples, symbolism, energy and timelessness of mans struggles and triumphs. Almost 60 years of visiting, and I still find new things to appreciate. Don't forget to lie down and look up at the rotunda.
  • Ten years in the making (1922-1932), this huge limestone building, nicknamed “Tower on the Plains” for it's one huge, 400-foot tower, which can be seen for 30 miles on clear days. The building also includes over 20+ murals, a Lincoln Monument, and so much ornate detail. When you are in Lincoln, it's certainly worth the visit for so many reasons. Even the bathrooms seem like they're from the 30's. While the ventilation system that was installed 50 years ago was ground-breaking in it's time, a project has started to begin replacing it with a 100+ million dollar version to keep everyone at the proper temperature. Enjoy your visit.