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Idaho State Capitol Building

700 W Jefferson St, 8th Street, and State Street, Boise, ID 83702
+1 208-332-1012
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700 W Jefferson St, 8th Street, and State Street, Boise, ID 83702
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

We arrived in Boise in the late afternoon, went for a walk and came upon the State Capitol. We walked in, found a helpful security guard who gave us a brochure, and toured the building by ourselves! The legislature was not in session, and we...More

Thank Dicka
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

I was on a team of 6 teachers who are working to help occupational specialists gain certification to be educators. We met in the Lincoln Auditorium initially and then branched out to nearby buildings to conduct workshops. As always a pleasure to visit the capitol.

Thank Amy-Dave W
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous Idaho State Capital. Interesting history of building and renovation. Be sure and check out the 4th floor art made by trees removed when past renovations were done. Free admission.

Thank Calitripgirl
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Great place to observe the legislation process. Beautiful historic building in a very nice downtown environment. Parking is easy at non-legislative time periods.

Thank David H
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

This building is amazing. Incredibly beautiful and very detailed. My children even thought it was stunning. It's one of those places that just make you appreciate it. Go if you're close. It's a very easy walk from most of the hotels downtown.

Thank oregonmomma2
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Visited the capitol building for the first time today. It's quite majestic. I'm partial to California's capitol building in my hometown of Sacramento (CA) but this one is pretty, too.

Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

I used to docent here years ago and am always amazed at the exhibit in the basement about the history of Idaho. It is one of the best ones I have seen. The mosaic great seal (designed by a woman!) on the floor adds a...More

Thank kayakergrl2017
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

I enjoy visiting these grand government buildings. In the UK it is much more difficult to visit parliamentary buildings, but we've found in the US democracy is much more open. There was excellent information on the ground floor displays and I liked the splendid marble...More

Thank SB01
Reviewed 21 July 2017

This is not a "Must See" in Boise or Idaho but it is very interesting. If you have extra time check it out. There are rotating exhibits and permanent ones that go over Idaho history and politics.

Thank IdahoFamx3
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Beautiful capitol with traditional architecture. The state and senate houses are impressive and accessible during off-times. Be sure to look at the old photos on the walls of previous senators and state representatives. Also look out for the "vault"

Thank Tim H
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31 July 2017|
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Response from danddavis | Reviewed this property |
Free of charge and way worth it.
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3 April 2017|
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Response from Don M | Reviewed this property |
The regular tours are Monday - Friday at 10am and 1pm each day.
19 August 2015|
Response from Michelle O | Property representative |
Hello, If the dog is a service animal, it is welcome in the building. For all other animals, we request they do stay outside. Thank you for your question.