Wisconsin State Capitol169 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: 2 E Main St, Madison, WI 53703, USA, United States
- Timings: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-6082660382
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Monument, Family And Kids, Heritage Building
The most important legislative structure in Madison, the Wisconsin State Capital is home to the Wisconsin Supreme Court, the Wisconsin legislature and the Office of the Governor. This monument is credited to be the tallest building in the city. It can be visited absolutely anytime of the day. But visiting in the evenings, you get a chance to explore the bustling dining scene around the Wisconsin State Capitol. There is a lot of intricate architecture and interior detailing too which reflects on aspects like the six kinds of marbles used.
How to Reach Wisconsin State Capitol
- E Mifflin & N Pinckney (WB) Bus Station
- N Carroll & W Mifflin (SB) Bus Station
- W Main & S Carroll (EB) Bus Station
- Main at Pinckney Bus Station
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Wisconsin State Capitol Reviews & Ratings
What a unique place! I discovered quite a bit of United States history here. And the paintings are beautifully painted. Lots of architecture to take a look at. And plenty of bathrooms on every floor. If you're looking for a place to sit down, there are leather chairs outside the supreme court courtroom on the second floor, in addition to benches outside the Capitol itself
The Capitol’s Art and Architecture Gives Great Aesthetic Pleasure - The capitol building is a marvel - built with over 40 different types of marble, great art throughout, and interiors lit by natural light. Definitely take the free tour. Afterward enjoy the downtown area. There are great nearby restaurants, small cafes, and a modern art museum. On Wednesday enjoy the Concert in Capitol Square and on Saturday morning enjoy the farmers market surrounding the capitol.
If you have never visited Madison before this should be your first sight seeing stop. You can tour it on your own but I would recommend taking one of the guided tours as it will definitely enhance your visit. This beautiful building is a great repository of Wisconsin history. The panoramic view from the top also is not to be missed.
As I imagine is tradition visiting a town for the first time, I took a stroll down town around the capital building. It was absolutely gorgeous! The entire town of Madison impressed the hell out of me, and I'll definitely be going back. The capital building is stunning, with great architecture and lots of small details to discover. Exploring inside was well worth it, and it was nice and air conditioned on the 85+ degree weather day. Will most definitely be going again to explore down town and the surrounding areas!
Great place to visit and enjoy the architecture. Murals on ceilings and walls are breath taking. They also give you a glimpse into the historical events. Guided tours help you learn historical facts, and functioning of the government and activities that happen in different rooms. Entrance is free. Parking on the streets surrounding the building.