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Colorado State Capitol, Denver

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With its gold-plated dome and elegant design, Colorado State Capitol is one of the stunners in the Denver skyline. Inside the building constructed from white Colorado granite, stained-glass windows tell the stories of the state's past. The gold on the dome symbolizes the Colorado Gold Rush. Head inside to see marble that's found only in Colorado, such as White Yule and Colorado Rose Onyx. The western steps bear the mile-high signs that mark the city's elevation. A tour of the building takes you through the state chambers and allows you admire the architecture, learn about the history of Colorado, and enjoy the view of the city and the Rocky Mountains from the observation area on the dome. Tours are free, but reserve your spot at least two weeks in advance due to limited space and high demand. Make Colorado State Capitol a centerpiece of your Denver vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Denver trip maker app .
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  • Found uninteresting they want a review. I'm assuming not a political review. That will not happen even if what is being asked for by trip advisor. It's a Capitol building. What you would expect, excep...  more »
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  • Unfortunately, we were unable to take the free tour because of the time we went. Nonetheless, it is still a beautiful architectural building to walk. We read the signs and googled things along the way. I recommend getting the pamphlets at the entrance if you're walking it without a guide. There is no parking on the premises but right down the road there are parking meters. They take card.
  • Be sure to take the official tour (free) inside so you can check out the dome. Great view of Denver from up there. The rose onyx stone used inside (only place in the world that has it) is interesting. Great looking stone work.
  • Weren't able to take the tour but enjoyed walking through it. It's a beautiful building and very well kept.
  • Take the free tour, guides are super friendly and knowledgable. It's a great way to learn about the history of the building and the area, as well as get up into the dome at the top of the building. The view is fantastic!
  • Enjoyed a tour here many years ago. Great history. Amazing rotunda and painting inside.

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