Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What do we wear?
COMFORTABLE SHOES ARE A MUST! Dressing for success is key to being taken seriously by your legislators.
Can we bring kids?
Kids are definitely welcome, but bring plenty of snacks, a stroller, books, and devices!
Is there a place to eat?
Please pack sack lunches or prepare to order lunch in the cafe on the basement level of the Capitol. There are many healthy options in the cafe.
Where do I park?
There are two free parking lots available to visitors of the capital. The most convenient one is directly south of the Capitol (you will notice the oil well) and can be accessed by traveling north or south on Lincoln Blvd. The second parking lot can be accessed by traveling north on Lincoln and turning east onto 21st street, then left onto the parking lot.
Please note: The second parking lot has now opened an underground walkway to access the entrance of the Capitol. It is no longer necessary to cross Lincoln Blvd which is a high traffic street. Even with these updates, please consider parking in the second parking lot if not traveling with small children so that our families with children can have closer parking spots.
Also, please allow extra time to park, walk and go through metal detectors. We suggest planning at 15-20 minutes for this. We also encourage you to carpool if you have friends or neighbors also attending.
Entrances are marked with red markers and parking is marked with a blue P. All other parking is reserved for Capitol staff.
When I get into the Capitol, where do I go?
Pay attention to the registration to find when and where we plan to meet. We often meet outside of the house or senate chambers on the fourth floor. Once you get through security, make your way to the nearest elevator or stairs. Go up to the fourth floor. The east side of the building is the Senate side. In between the two senate hallways, you will see an area that is called the senate chambers. The west side of the building is the house side. In between the two house hallways, you will see an area that is called the house chambers. You can get a visual of the layout using this map.