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Idaho State Capitol Building

  • 700 W. Jefferson St. Map It
  • Boise
  • Government Building

Published 06/03/2014

Fodor's Review

A design by John E. Tourtellotte and the classic German engineering of Charles Hummel have made the “Capitol of Light” an architectural intrigue, and a 12-year restoration project has spruced up the natural skylights, acres of carved white marble, colored Italian scagliola from the original building, and the bronze eagle perched atop the 208-foot dome. Inside, historic art includes a statue of Nike of Samothrace—a gift from France after World War II—and a golden statue of George Washington. Trees line the property, including a sugar maple planted by President Teddy Roosevelt in 1903. Pick up a self-guided tour brochure from the visitors' welcome desk on the garden level.

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700 W. Jefferson St., Boise, Idaho, 83702, United States

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  • Weekdays 6 am–10 pm, weekends 9–5

Published 06/03/2014


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