• Idaho State Capitol - Boise, Idaho

      Idaho State Capitol
      Photo by Peter Thody
      Idaho State Capitol, constructed over 15 years from 1905 to 1920, is an impressively solid, imposing building with a sense of permanence. The exterior is sandstone, transported to site in 10 ton blocks by convicts from the nearby Idaho Penitentiary, and inside is a mixture of red, black and grey marble. The most impressive view is from the ground floor looking up to the huge dome above.

      If you go:
      Look out for a wooden statue of a mounted George Washington, carved by German immigrant Charles Ostner with, reputedly, nothing more than a postage stamp as reference for his features.


      700 West Jefferson
      Boise, Idaho 83702 USA

      Mailing address:
      999 Main Street
      Suite 910
      Boise, ID 83702

      Phone Numbers:

      Idaho.Gov Phone
      +1 (208) 332-0102

      Toll Free Information
      +1 (877) 443-3468