Wisconsin State Capitol, Madison

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See the granite Roman Renaissance structure of Wisconsin State Capitol, which houses chambers of the state's legislature, its supreme court, and the office of the governor. Take a free tour (offered daily) for a first-hand look at the building's marble floors, glass mosaics, and door knobs with the state's seal carved into them. From outside, look up at the capitol statue--the three-ton bronze figure covered in gold leaf symbolizes the state's motto--Forward. Plan to visit Wisconsin State Capitol and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Madison attractions using our Madison day trip site .
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  • We really mostly just passed through, but the architecture is very beautiful, and there were exhibits on the main level about women's suffrage. There a lots of steps to some entrances, but there are a...  more »
  • this place is cool I will visit this capitol again and I really enjoyed looking in the judge's rooms and offices and I loved the tour the front desk people gave me  more »
  • Took our foreign exchange student there at Christmas time to see the tree If warmer weather would spend more time there to go outside, especially on the veranda Have gone other times too  more »
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  • This was such a nice place to walk around. The architecture and background history behind everything was really interesting. I wish I could come back again to take everything in when it isn't freezing outside.
  • Beautiful capital building, great that it's an open government building that you are welcome to enter and explore. Update 11/21/18 - love visiting this state capital, it's so beautiful with exceptional craftsmanship and design! Today we got to see a little celebration going on about Scott Walker being voted out of office.
  • Inspiring. Living art and history. Challenges us to be our best selves.
  • It was an awesome experience ! The staff was very kind! Plus we get to take a photo with the policeman! I wish we had those opportunities around here!
  • The capitol is a very pretty building. It's definitely on my short list of "touristy" places to see in Madison. It's gorgeous for taking pictures outside and inside and on the balcony.
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