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Old 03-04-2008, 09:53 PM
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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I've been to the following:

Hartford, Connecticut
Boston, Massachusetts
Columbus, Ohio
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Providence, Rhode Island
Richmond, Virginia

Yes, I need to travel much more! LOL! Out of these choices, I'd have to say it's an even split between Providence and Boston. Both had too many wonderful nuances that made me fall in love with them. The fire lanterns and gondolas on the river in Downtown Providence perfectly accentuated the free summer concert my family and I enjoyed, and the Freedom Trail in Boston was marvelous (not to mention that the Big Dig made the city much more attractive). Hartford and Harrisburg are both on the rebound after years of neglect and decline. Columbus seemed like an ugly urban sprawling mess to me (a Sunbelt city in the middle of Ohio), and Richmond I'm not familiar enough with to offer an opinion.
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Old 03-05-2008, 07:16 AM
Location: Philaburbia
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I haven't been to many -- Columbus and Indy many, many times, Albany, Boston, Madison, Salt Lake City, Springfield, Santa Fe -- but I had the best time in Boston, Santa Fe and Madison. They're gorgeous cities.

One capital I'd really like to visit is Nashville. I've driven through, but would like to go back and stay for a bit.

The only capitol I've visited is the Ohio Statehouse. Funny little domeless building.

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Old 03-05-2008, 11:40 AM
Location: 3219'03.7"N 10643'55.9"W
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Spent time in:
Trenton NJ
Dover DE
Albany NY
Hartford CT
Boston MA
Augusta ME
Harrisburg PA
St. Paul MN
Denver CO
Cheyenne WY
Santa Fe NM
Olympia WA
Honolulu HI

Driven through:
Montpelier VT
Providence RI
Annapolis MD
Charleston WV
Richmond VA
Atlanta GA
Montgomery AL
Jackson MS
Little Rock AR
Oklahoma City OK
Des Moines IA
Lincoln NE
Phoenix AZ
Salem OR

Although I've been in California several times, I've never been to Sacramento.
Although I've been in Florida several times, I've never been to Tallahassee.
Although I've been in Texas more times than I can count, I've never been to Austin.
Other capitals I haven't been to, in spite of being in the state many times include:
Concord NH
Baton Rouge LA
Columbus OH
Columbia SC
Raliegh NC

After having pondered this, I now officially feel like a barnacle. I previously thought I was pretty well traveled!

By the way, my favorite capital cities that I have visited are Boston and Santa Fe. The worst include Hartford, Trenton, and Harrisburg.
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Old 03-05-2008, 12:59 PM
Location: ITP
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Capital cities that I've visited:
  • Atlanta, GA (I live here actually)
  • Montgomery, AL
  • Columbia, SC
  • Richmond, VA
  • Nashville, TN
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Springfield, IL
  • Columbus, OH
  • Lansing, MI
  • St. Paul, MN
  • Charleston, WV
  • Austin, TX
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Topeka, KS
  • Denver, CO

However, the best capital city in the US is the home of my Alma Mater--Madison, WI !!!!!

Note: Photo courtesy of the Memorial Union.
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Old 03-05-2008, 01:29 PM
Location: Winfield, WV
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State Capital Cities that i've visited

~ Columbus, Ohio (Nice city, has lots of good shopping)
~ Frankfort, Kentucky (Small town, nice scenery, Capitol building in nice part of town)
~ Raleigh, North Carolina ( just drove through city, seems to be a fast growing area)
~ Charleston, West Virginia (Small City, tucked away in the Appalachian Foothills)
~ Columbia, South Carolina (Lot's of sprawl, seems similar to Columbus)
~ Atlanta, Georgia (Seems too big to be a State Capital)
~Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (Only drove through outskirts, can't give opinion)
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Old 03-05-2008, 01:46 PM
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Capital city I've lived in:


Capital cities I've visited:

Baton Rouge
Salt Lake City
Carson City

Capital City I WANT to visit:

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Old 04-20-2008, 11:15 PM
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Ive been to Springfield Illinois
Tallahassee Florida
Jackson Mississippi
Madison Wisconsin
Atlanta Georgia
Indianapolis Indiana
Honolulu Hawaii
and now live in Baton Rouge Louisiana
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Old 04-21-2008, 01:12 AM
Location: Chicago
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And just for the heck of it, the Old State House.

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Old 04-21-2008, 02:34 AM
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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I've been to-

Santa Fe,NM
Baton Rouge,LA
Little Rock,AK
Oklahoma City,OK

and thats it
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Old 04-21-2008, 04:27 AM
Location: Tolland County- Northeastern CT
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I need to travel more as well.

Salem (Or)
Olympia (Wa)

My favorites are Boston, Providence & Annapolis
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