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Nebraska State Capitol, Lincoln

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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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  • I had been here as a kid growing up in Lincoln, but this was my first visit as an adult as well as my wife's first ever visit. We got the first tour on Saturday morning which was perfect timing becaus...  more »
  • Parking is terrible. Grounds appear to have minimal elements to review (although to be fair, we visited during a snowstorm). Walls are dark or gray or brown - hardly any bright colors and no white mar...  more »
  • Wonderful historic. Beauty updated pictures pattern marble high ceiling counties engraved around outside building lots steps. Yet circle entrance that inviting top capital see city when open to public...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Despite the recent controversy over Nebraska's new license plate design, or even the somewhat unimpressive exterior of the capitol building, the Nebraska State Capitol truly is a beautiful sight to take in if you give it a chance. The impressive architecture, beautiful designs on the inside, and the amazing view from the observation tower make this building well worth the visit if you're looking for something to do while visiting Lincoln.
  • The building is amazing. There are some free tour about the history of this place. You should take one if you visit.
  • A very impressive and grand stone building. Not the best Capital building I have seen, but definitely not the worst. I would recommend a stop by for anyone visiting Lincoln.