Wisconsin State Capitol building is the tallest structure in the city of Madison and dominates the skyline with a height reaching over 265 feet. The Capitol Dome is topped by Daniel Chester French's elegant gilded bronze statue, "Wisconsin" with the interior dome of the rotunda lavishly decorated with Edwin Blashfield's mural "Resources of Wisconsin." Inside, visitors are treated to the unique textures of 43 varieties of stone from around the world, hand-carved furniture and exquisite glass mosaics.
Located between Lake Monona and Lake Mendota, the Wisconsin State Capitol building plays host to the state's legislature, the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the Office of the Governor and is a US National Historic Landmark. After 11 years of construction, the building was completed in 1917 at an expense of over seven million dollars.
The Wisconsin State Capitol offers guided tours of the building, with groups of 10 or more people needing to book in advance. The state capitol building is a 10-minute drive from the large University of Wisconsin campus, while the Dane County Regional Airport is eight miles away.
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