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Title: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: Roadgeekteen on January 05, 2018, 09:12:56 PM
I obviously have, but have any of you not?
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: thenetwork on January 05, 2018, 10:00:04 PM
I obviously have, but have any of you not?

I have gone on the FREE tour of my capital's State Capitol building in Denver.  Got to go up into the top of the dome where they have a pretty decent observation deck.
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: MNHighwayMan on January 05, 2018, 10:03:51 PM
I'm in my state's capital right now, as I post this. I also, at one time many years ago, lived in my home state's capital, too.
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: oscar on January 05, 2018, 10:31:17 PM
There's a difference between visiting the capital city, and going inside the capitol building.

I've been to Virginia's capital city Richmond, but have never been to Virginia's capitol. I have been to both in California where I used to live.

Oddly enough, I've been inside more capitol buildings in Canada (Quebec's National Assembly, and the territorial capitols of Northwest Territories and Nunavut) than in the U.S. (the U.S. Capitol in D.C., and California's -- though I have been on the grounds of the ones in New Mexico and Hawaii).
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: bing101 on January 05, 2018, 10:37:53 PM
I have been to my state's capital once and it was to visit how state government worked when I was in High school. But in my college years I commuted to Sacramento for school reasons but simply pass by the capital on my way home.

Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: Roadgeekteen on January 05, 2018, 10:43:51 PM
I mean capital city, not building.
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: Max Rockatansky on January 05, 2018, 11:25:24 PM
The only state I've lived in where I haven't been to the capital city was Illinois with Springfield.  I lived in two capital cities with Phoenix in Arizona and Lansing in Michigan. 
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: TheHighwayMan394 on January 05, 2018, 11:38:55 PM
States I've visited "significant" portions of where I have not been to or through the general vicinity of the capital:

Arkansas
California
Illinois
Kansas
Mississippi
Missouri
New Mexico
Ohio
South Dakota
Utah
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: Brandon on January 06, 2018, 12:12:37 AM
I have, but I’ve been to Madison and Lansing far more often, especially Lansing.
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: Rothman on January 06, 2018, 12:18:51 AM
Although I lived in California, I have never been to Sacramento.  Been at least to the capital cities of the other states in which I have lived (IN, MA, ID, MD, VA, WI and NY).
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: Hurricane Rex on January 06, 2018, 03:52:50 AM
Just driven through, never stopped for any reason except gas one time.
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: Scott5114 on January 06, 2018, 06:04:05 AM
I've been to Oklahoma City, but I lived in Missouri for a year for school and still haven't made it up to Jeff City.
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: jeffandnicole on January 06, 2018, 07:36:19 AM
Every workday for over 19 years.
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on January 06, 2018, 08:33:01 AM
Physically impossible for me unless the Spanish Constitution is amended. However, I've been too many times to count in my autonomous community's capital.
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: SSOWorld on January 06, 2018, 12:16:27 PM
Although I lived in California, I have never been to Sacramento.  Been at least to the capital cities of the other states in which I have lived (IN, MA, ID, MD, VA, WI and NY).
Oh I
I have, but I’ve been to Madison and Lansing far more often, especially Lansing.
Oh I think you've been to Illinois's capital more often.

Oh wait...

you mean Springfield, not Chicago. ;)
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: jp the roadgeek on January 06, 2018, 12:28:01 PM
Capitals I've been to or through: Augusta (ME), Concord (NH), Montpelier (VT), Boston (MA), Providence (RI), Hartford (CT), Albany (NY), Trenton (NJ), Harrisburg (PA), Dover (DE), Annapolis (MD), Indianapolis (IN), Honolulu (HI), Atlanta (GA), and Washington, DC (US).  Also Quebec City (PQ)
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: hbelkins on January 06, 2018, 02:17:39 PM
Work requires me to go to my state's capital city on a decently-regular basis.

Work has also required me to visit my state's capitol.
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: webny99 on January 06, 2018, 02:28:56 PM
I've been to the Albany area twice, but never within the city limits.

This is also the case for Boston, MA, Trenton, NJ, Charleston, WV, and Madison, WI.

Capital cities I have actually been to are Harrisburg, PA, Frankfort, KY, Columbus, OH, and St. Paul, MN.
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: vdeane on January 06, 2018, 06:11:55 PM
I've been to the Albany area twice, but never within the city limits.
So only Schenectady then?  Thruway exit 24 is in the City of Albany.

Physically impossible for me unless the Spanish Constitution is amended. However, I've been too many times to count in my autonomous community's capital.
The Spanish Constitution forbids people from visiting certain cities?
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: CNGL-Leudimin on January 06, 2018, 06:27:27 PM
No, it is because we don't have states.
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: vdeane on January 06, 2018, 06:31:41 PM
That explains it.  I'm not normally that anal about these threads, so it didn't occur to me to think on those lines.  I usually just think "or equivalent" when dealing with other countries.
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: webny99 on January 06, 2018, 07:46:33 PM
I've been to the Albany area twice, but never within the city limits.
So only Schenectady then?  Thruway exit 24 is in the City of Albany.

Should have researched instead of assuming  :spin: In that case, I have been (once) since I passed through exit 24 on my Boston trip. The other trip (Lake George) I came and went via Amsterdam.

Never been downtown Albany though.
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: JMoses24 on January 06, 2018, 08:33:43 PM
My address now is technically an OKC address. Other than that, I have been to Columbus, Ohio but did not go to Frankfort when I lived in Kentucky.
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: SectorZ on January 06, 2018, 08:52:02 PM
I obviously have, but have any of you not?

What about being born in the state's capital?
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: US 89 on January 06, 2018, 08:57:07 PM
I obviously have, but have any of you not?

What about being born in the state's capital?

I was born in Salt Lake City.
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: Roadgeekteen on January 06, 2018, 08:57:14 PM
No, it is because we don't have states.
Does your nation have regions?
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: 1 on January 06, 2018, 08:59:03 PM
No, it is because we don't have states.
Does your nation have regions?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autonomous_communities_of_Spain
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: SSOWorld on January 06, 2018, 09:10:57 PM
Never been in:
*Olympia, Salem, Santa Fe, Bismark, Pierre, Little Rock, Jefferson City, Montgomery, Frankfurt, Columbia SC, Annapolis, Trenton, Montpelier, Concord, Hartford, Augusta.

Madison's a hop, skip and jump and on the way to most of my in-state destinations.
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: Flint1979 on January 06, 2018, 09:41:19 PM
I've seen Michigan's State Capitol in Lansing more times than I can count.
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: Flint1979 on January 06, 2018, 09:46:00 PM
Other state's where I've been to the Capitol City: not in any special order.

Indiana
Ohio
Illinois
Wisconsin
Minnesota
Massachusetts
Rhode Island
New York
Georgia
West Virginia
South Carolina
Iowa
Texas
Arkansas
Mississippi
Tennessee

And Washington, DC
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: Rothman on January 06, 2018, 10:48:50 PM
Heh. My daughter was born in DC proper.
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: Buck87 on January 06, 2018, 11:02:56 PM
I've been to the capital many times, and also the capitol (Statehouse) once during an 8th grade field trip, which also included going up to the 40th floor of the Rhodes State Office Tower across the street.
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: Beltway on January 06, 2018, 11:16:33 PM
I obviously have, but have any of you not?

Current state of Virginia, yes, I live in the capital city.  Been in the capitol building many times as I worked a couple blocks from there for 30 years.

Lived in central Florida in 1960s, but I have never visited Tallahassee.
Lived in northern Illinois in 1950s, but I have never visited Springfield.
Lived a long distance away in both cases.

Lived in SE Pennsylvania in 1970s, visited Harrisburg many times then, and later on.

Other capital cities visited:  GA, SC, NC, MD, DE, NJ, CT, VT, NY, OH, IN, OK, AR, LA, TN, WV
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: Eth on January 07, 2018, 10:54:34 AM
I lived in the city of Atlanta for four years attending college, and my office has been there for the last 2+ years.

I lived in Montgomery County, Maryland for two years and only made it to Annapolis once while there.

Lived in and visited capitol building: GA
Visited capitol grounds: VT
Visited (city, not capitol building): MD, MA, TN
Passed through: CO (airport only), CT, FL, NH, PA, RI, SC, TX (airport only), VA, WV
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: dvferyance on January 07, 2018, 11:14:29 AM
As far as capitol buildings go I have only been to MA,OR and WI. I wanted to visit the capitol in St Paul last summer when I was there but that didn't work out. As far as capitol cites go I have been to Phoenix, Denver, Hartford, Atlanta, Springfied, Indianapolis, Des Monies, Topeka, Frankfort, Boston, St Paul, Lincoln, Albany, Raleigh, Columbus, Oklahoma City, Salem, Nashville, Richmond, Olympia, Charleston, Madison and Cheyenne. I have been to Idaho Maryland Michigan, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, South Dakota and Texas but not their capitol cities.
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: bing101 on January 07, 2018, 12:11:53 PM
Honolulu is another State Capital and Capital city I been to besides Washington D.C. and Sacramento.

Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: LM117 on January 07, 2018, 01:08:12 PM
Never been to any capitol buildings, but the cities I've been to are:

Raleigh
Richmond
DC
Columbia
Columbus
Charleston
Atlanta
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: Roadgeekteen on January 07, 2018, 04:58:04 PM
Honolulu is another State Capital and Capital city I been to besides Washington D.C. and Sacramento.
Are those the only 3? Post is written weirdly.
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: US 89 on January 07, 2018, 05:06:17 PM
I’ve been to the capital city of the following states:
California
Colorado
Georgia
Idaho
Massachusetts
New Mexico
Oklahoma
Texas
Utah
Wyoming
And Washington, DC.

Wow, I’m surprised it’s that small. I’ve been to 33 34 states, but only 10 state capital cities.

EDIT: I went to TN this summer, so now it's 34.
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: Roadgeekteen on January 07, 2018, 05:12:48 PM
I have been to the capital of 
MA
NH
VT
ME
RI
CT
NJ
VA
DC
PEI
NB
States where I have been to the capital metro but not the city itself
PA
NC
States where I have not been to the capital at all, but have visited the state
NY
MD
WV
SC
CA
HI
Actually visited, not just driving though
MA
RI
DC
PEI
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: Rothman on January 07, 2018, 06:31:58 PM
I have been to the state capitals of:

ME
NH
VT
MA
CT
RI
NY
PA
NJ
DE
MD
VA
OH
WV
NC
GA
TN
IN
MI
WI
MN
ND
AL
MS
LA
AR
TX
KY
CO
UT
ID
NV
WA
OR
HI
AZ

Just superficially driven through:

IA
SC
OK
KS
NE
WY

Haven't been:

CA
NM
AK
FL
IL
MO
SD
MT

Been to Washington, DC.

...

Been to Canadian provincial capitals of:

BC
NB
PEI

Not Ottawa, though.

Been to Moscow, Russia and the Russian oblast capitals of:

Voronezh
Volgograd
Rostov-na-Donu

Been to Madrid, Spain and the provincial capitals of:

Toledo
Sevilla
Cordoba
Malaga
Jaen

Probably missed one or two there :D
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: cabiness42 on January 07, 2018, 07:46:15 PM
I have been to my current state's capital many times, but I lived in Illinois for 5½ years and never went to Springfield.

Other capitals I've been to (* indicates actually having visited the capitol building):
Montgomery, AL
Phoenix, AZ
Little Rock, AR*
Denver, CO*
Atlanta, GA*
Des Moines, IA
Topeka, KS
Frankfort, KY
Lansing, MI*
Saint Paul, MN*
Jefferson City, MO*
Lincoln, NE
Trenton, NJ
Bismarck, ND*
Columbus, OH
Oklahoma City, OK*
Columbia, SC
Nashville, TN*
Austin, TX*
Salt Lake City, UT*
Olympia, WA
Charleston, WV
Madison, WI*
Cheyenne, WY
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: corco on January 07, 2018, 08:42:16 PM
I've been inside the following capitols: Idaho, Montana, Minnesota, Ohio, British Columbia, Quebec

I've been on the grounds of the following capitols but not inside: Washington, Oregon, Utah, North Dakota

I've been in the city limits of the following capital cities: California, Nevada, Arizona, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Tennessee, West Virginia, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Massachusetts, Alberta, Ontario

I lived in Illinois for nine years but have still never been to Springfield.
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: SSOWorld on January 07, 2018, 08:57:51 PM
I keep telling everyone.  Chicago's the Illinois Capital ;)
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: kkt on January 07, 2018, 09:49:27 PM
No, it is because we don't have states.

Ah, I see.
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: freebrickproductions on January 08, 2018, 12:36:58 AM
I've been to Montgomery at least once, and I know I pass through it at least twice every two years. I've also been to the capitols (or at least gone through the capitols) of TN, GA, PA, and AZ.
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: Bruce on January 08, 2018, 01:20:21 AM
State capitals:

Olympia, WA
Salem, OR
Honolulu, HI
Richmond, VA

National capitals:
Washington, DC, US
London, UK
Berlin, Germany

German state capitals:
Berlin
Düsseldorf, NRW
Hanover, Lower Saxony
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: ghYHZ on January 08, 2018, 05:53:13 AM
I’m in my provincial capital city....Halifax  almost weekly…..but have never been in the legislative building ‘Province House’
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: formulanone on January 08, 2018, 06:16:35 AM
(Haven't actually been inside any state Capitols, save the US Capitol Building when I was 10.)

Capitol buildings...mostly just drive-up or walk up and take a photo.
AL, FL, GA, LA, TN, TX, RI, NY, CT, IA, NM, WI, ME, OK, PA

Two former Capitol buildings: MS, AR

Visited or passed-trhough capital cities:
Columbia, Raleigh, Richmond, Trenton, Boston, Concord, Columbus, Indianapolis, St. Paul, Denver, Phoenix, Olympia, Sacramento

I guess I could include Salem, OR but just zooming by the outskirts of the city on I-5 seems a bit weak.
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: kphoger on January 08, 2018, 02:28:48 PM
I've been to my state's capital.
I've also been to my state's capitol.
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: inkyatari on January 08, 2018, 02:44:45 PM
Yes, but got to the state capitol building in Springfield 15 minutes before closing.  They let us in to wander for those 15 minutes.

Nothing was going on, but yet, I still got sick to my stomach.
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: abefroman329 on January 08, 2018, 03:04:01 PM
I've been to many state capitals, but never a state capitol.
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: 1 on January 08, 2018, 03:07:22 PM
I don't know why so many people are talking about capitol buildings. There is no mention of capitol buildings in the OP, nor are there any misspellings.
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: 1995hoo on January 08, 2018, 03:30:27 PM
Been to the following state capital cities:

Boston, Massachusetts
Hartford, Connecticut
Albany, New York
Trenton, New Jersey
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Annapolis, Maryland
Richmond, Virginia
Charleston, West Virginia
Raleigh, North Carolina
Atlanta, Georgia
Montgomery, Alabama
Nashville, Tennessee
Indianapolis, Indiana
St. Paul, Minnesota
Austin, Texas (but not since I was one year old at the oldest)
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Denver, Colorado
Boise, Idaho
Phoenix, Arizona
Juneau, Alaska
Honolulu, Hawaii
(Honorable mention: Columbus, Ohio, and Providence, Rhode Island—both passed through on the Interstate without stopping)

Other capital cities I've visited: Washington DC; Ottawa (national capital); Toronto (provincial capital); Quebec City (provincial capital); Charlottetown (provincial capital); Halifax (provincial capital); London (capital of both the UK and England); Edinburgh (capital of Scotland); Copenhagen (national capital); Tallinn, Estonia (national capital); Helsinki (national capital); Stockholm (national capital); and Berlin (national capital).

Capitol buildings I've been inside would be a much shorter list: Washington DC (the US Capitol, not the District Building), Ottawa, Berlin, Juneau, and Raleigh. Walked around outside the one in Santa Fe, took pictures on the steps of the one in Denver, and drove past the one in Charleston. Took pictures in Boise from a block or two away but didn't bother going closer because it was starting to rain and I didn't have an umbrella or other rain gear.

Visiting the Reichstag in Berlin got rather creepy when it came time to exit. For security reasons, they don't just open a door and let you leave. Instead you enter a sort of cube-shaped room with a bunch of other people; a glass door in front of you prevents you from exiting. They then close a glass door behind you and only once it's fully shut do they open the door to the outside to let you out. I could not help but think of all sorts of utterly tasteless Holocaust-related things (though I did not dare voice any such comments while we were still in Germany!).
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: SD Mapman on January 08, 2018, 03:44:35 PM
States I've visited "significant" portions of where I have not been to or through the general vicinity of the capital:
-snip-
South Dakota

You're not missing much.
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: SD Mapman on January 08, 2018, 03:47:49 PM
Capital cities I've been too:
Pierre, SD
Bismarck, ND
Cheyenne, WY
Denver, CO
Boise, ID
Topeka, KS
Lincoln, NE
Des Moines, IA
Springfield, IL
Madison, WI

I've only been in the ND and SD buildings.
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: kphoger on January 08, 2018, 03:54:32 PM
Capitals I've been to:

Washington, DC
Denver, CO
Atlanta, GA (airport only)
Des Moines, IA
Springfield, IL
Indianapolis, IN (I think)
Topeka, KS
Boston, MA
Saint Paul, MN
Jefferson City, MO
Lincoln, NE
Santa Fe, NM
Oklahoma City, OK
Austin, TX
Salt Lake City, UT
Madison, WI

Victoria, BC

Saltillo, Coah
Chihuahua, Chih
Monterrey, NL

Vienna, Austria
Brussels, Belgium (rail station only)
London, England
Paris, France
Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Warsaw, Poland

Stuttgart, Baden–Wittenberg
Munich, Bavaria
Erfurt, Thuringia
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: Doctor Whom on January 08, 2018, 04:00:43 PM
I have been to the capital of every state in which I have lived (CA, MD, NJ, MI, and VA), as well as the capitals of a few other states, constituent countries, and regions. The only state capital that I did not visit while I lived in that state was California, where I lived from birth to the ripe old age of three.
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: kphoger on January 08, 2018, 04:28:01 PM
Of those 31 capitals I've been to, I've only been to two capitols:  The US Capitol and the Kansas State Capitol.  I've seen a couple of others from the road (Austin and Des Moines come to mind) but never bothered to stop.
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: kkt on January 08, 2018, 04:48:09 PM
I don't know why so many people are talking about capitol buildings. There is no mention of capitol buildings in the OP, nor are there any misspellings.

You may have noticed that it's the rule rather than the exception that posters go far beyond the original questions...
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: 1995hoo on January 08, 2018, 04:52:06 PM
I don't know why so many people are talking about capitol buildings. There is no mention of capitol buildings in the OP, nor are there any misspellings.

You may have noticed that it's the rule rather than the exception that posters go far beyond the original questions...


Oscar mentioned capitol buildings a couple of posts down into the thread. There's no requirement that comments be strictly confined by the contours set out in the first post.
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: kphoger on January 08, 2018, 04:55:59 PM
I don't know why so many people are talking about capitol buildings. There is no mention of capitol buildings in the OP, nor are there any misspellings.
You may have noticed that it's the rule rather than the exception that posters go far beyond the original questions...
Oscar mentioned capitol buildings a couple of posts down into the thread. There's no requirement that comments be strictly confined by the contours set out in the first post.

I just assumed Roadgeekteen might have misspelled the word and actually wanted to know about capitols.  Figured I might as well answer both questions.
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: MNHighwayMan on January 08, 2018, 07:59:36 PM
Of those 31 capitals I've been to, I've only been to two capitols:  The US Capitol and the Kansas State Capitol.  I've seen a couple of others from the road (Austin and Des Moines come to mind) but never bothered to stop.

I'm sure the Des Moines one is because the gold dome is so shiny. Don't worry, it's a nice veneer for the BS that goes on beneath it.
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: inkyatari on January 08, 2018, 08:39:52 PM
Capital cities I've been to / Through (Cities in bold means we actually stopped to visit)

Olympia
Sacramento
Boise
Salt Lake City
Phoenix
Cheyenne
Denver
Pierre
Topeka
Oklahoma City
Little Rock
Des Moines
St. Paul
Madison
Springfield
Jackson
Montgomery
Nashville
Frankfort
Columbus
Lansing
Harrisburg
Atlanta
Talahassee
Richmond
Annapolis
Dover
Montpelier
Augusta
Providence

DC
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: Brandon on January 08, 2018, 08:55:55 PM
Of those 31 capitals I've been to, I've only been to two capitols:  The US Capitol and the Kansas State Capitol.  I've seen a couple of others from the road (Austin and Des Moines come to mind) but never bothered to stop.

I'm sure the Des Moines one is because the gold dome is so shiny. Don't worry, it's a nice veneer for the BS that goes on beneath it.

Could be worse.  You could be one state to the east.
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: Roadgeekteen on January 08, 2018, 09:10:52 PM
I don't know why so many people are talking about capitol buildings. There is no mention of capitol buildings in the OP, nor are there any misspellings.
You may have noticed that it's the rule rather than the exception that posters go far beyond the original questions...
Oscar mentioned capitol buildings a couple of posts down into the thread. There's no requirement that comments be strictly confined by the contours set out in the first post.

I just assumed Roadgeekteen might have misspelled the word and actually wanted to know about capitols.  Figured I might as well answer both questions.
I mean capital.
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: cabiness42 on January 09, 2018, 08:59:11 AM
I don't know why so many people are talking about capitol buildings. There is no mention of capitol buildings in the OP, nor are there any misspellings.

Because the question posed by the OP is simple yes/no question and those are no fun to answer, so we started adding more info.
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: triplemultiplex on January 10, 2018, 10:12:46 AM
I live in my state's capital.  Hell I can see the rotunda from my work.
(Well not right now as it's super foggy.)

Never been in the actual capitol building though.
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: KEVIN_224 on January 10, 2018, 11:16:55 AM
Downtown New Britain is only 9 miles from downtown Hartford. I've been to Bushnell Park, which is the big lawn on the north side of the capitol building. I can't recall ever being inside the building itself. I have been to the Bushnell Theater across from the capitol on its east side, however. :)
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: PHLBOS on January 10, 2018, 01:20:59 PM
Capital Cities I've been/driven to/through (& not counting flight connections):
- Albany
- Atlanta
- Augusta
- Boston
- Columbus (courtesy of last year's road meet)
- Concord, NH
- Dover
- Harrisburg
- Hartford
- Montpelier
- Nashville
- Salem, OR (even toured the Capitol Building)
- Trenton
- Providence

and of course; Washington, D.C. (I know it's not a state)
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: Brandon on January 10, 2018, 01:46:09 PM
Capital cities I've been through, or lived in:
- Lansing, MI (lived in)
- Baton Rouge, LA (lived in)
- Springfield, IL
- Indianapolis, IN
- Madison, WI
- Columbus, OH
- Des Moines, IA
- Lincoln, NE
- Cheyenne, WY
- Denver, CO
- Topeka, KS
- St Paul, MN
- Oklahoma City, OK
- Austin, TX
- Nashville, TN
- Harrisburg, PA
- Albany, NY
- Concord, NH
- Boston, MA
- Providence, RI
- Dover, DE
- Annapolis, MD
- Atlanta, GA
- Jackson, MS
- Phoenix, AZ
- Honolulu, HI
- Salt Lake City, UT
- Columbia, SC
- Little Rock, AR
- Toronto, ON
- Winnipeg, MB

States I've been in, but never to the capital city:
- North Dakota
- South Dakota
- Montana
- Idaho
- Nevada
- California
- New Mexico
- Missouri
- Kentucky
- Alabama
- Florida
- North Carolina
- Virginia
- West Virginia
- Vermont
- New Jersey
- Connecticut
- Maine
- Coahuila, MX
- Quintana Roo, MX
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: bulldog1979 on January 10, 2018, 08:53:16 PM
I have visiting the State Capitol in Lansing and clinched the adjacent Capitol Loop. I have driven right past the State Capitol in Madison, but not entered the building. I have walked the National Mall in Washington, DC, but I did not enter the US Capitol. Of the other states/provinces I have visited, I have been within the Springfield, IL, city limits on I-55, but I did not otherwise go into town. I have never been within the city limits of Mexicali, Sacramento, St. Paul, Jefferson City, Indianapolis, Columbus, Harrisburg, Richmond, Annapolis, Albany, Toronto or Québec. I will probably tick one off the list later this year since a major conference I attend is being held in the Columbus area.
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: Hurricane Rex on January 11, 2018, 01:55:50 AM
Another sad list.

State capitals I've been to:
Salem (drive through)
Olympia (family)
Springfield, IL (drive through)

Just for kicks: Country Capitals:
Paris, France (1 week vacation).

I need a good road trip if my wallet cooperated with me.
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: PHLBOS on January 11, 2018, 12:28:00 PM
Another sad list.

State capitals I've been to:
Salem (drive through)
Olympia (family)
Springfield, IL (drive through)

Just for kicks: Country Capitals:
Paris, France (1 week vacation).

I need a good road trip if my wallet cooperated with me.
I'm over 3 times older than you and that would still be the reason why I haven't gone on extensive road trips.  Don't feel so bad, half the cities on my list didn't come about until I was in my 20s or later.
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: Buck87 on January 11, 2018, 12:49:41 PM
State Capitals visited...

Bold - actually set foot in
Italics - drove around its downtown on surface streets
Plain - just drove through on freeways

Columbus, OH
Indianapolis, IN
Harrisburg, PA
Boston, MA
Trenton, NJ
Annapolis, MD
Richmond, VA
Charleston, WV

Columbia, SC
Atlanta, GA
Nashville, TN
Montgomery, AL
Baton Rouge, LA
Little Rock, AR
Des Moines, IA
St. Paul, MN
Madison, WI
Topeka, KS
Oklahoma City, OK
Denver, CO
Cheyenne, WY
Boise, ID
Salt Lake City, UT

Washington, DC
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: golden eagle on March 16, 2019, 02:38:05 AM
I live in a capital city. I even participated in the youth legislature in high school. Other capital cities I’ve been to:

Baton Rouge
Montgomery
Atlanta
Nashville
Sacramento
Tallahassee
Springfield

Passed through the following:

Phoenix
Little Rock
Indianapolis
Columbus
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: DandyDan on March 16, 2019, 04:24:47 AM
I was just in Des Moines a couple days ago. When I lived in the Omaha area, I'd go to Lincoln all the time. The only capitol building I've been in is the one in St. Paul, MN when I was on a field trip in elementary school, but I have been on the grounds of the capitols of Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska.
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: kevinb1994 on March 16, 2019, 11:53:29 AM
I’ve been to Trenton, NJ. Not Tallahassee, but that should be changing soon, hopefully.
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: PHLBOS on March 18, 2019, 02:01:38 PM
I've been in Boston many times during my years living in MA; but I was never at nor in the State House.
During my current years in PA, I've driven through Harrisburg but never stopped to visit let alone go into the State House.
Title: Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
Post by: Rothman on March 18, 2019, 02:37:10 PM
I think I have only been inside the capitol buildings of MA, NY and WA.  Haunted tour of NY's State Capitol is worth it.

I was interviewed for a job in NH's state government, though, but believe it was in a building very near the capitol rather than inside of it.

Funny thing is that I have been inside the Province House on PEI and in British Columbia's Parliament Building, so almost Canadian capitols as state capitols.