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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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  • October 3, 2017
    As we approached the building, the gold dome was hard to miss. The dome is coated with a very thin layer of real gold. Even with the building being renovated, it didn’t matter, since the dome is the m...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    When you look at it from the outside all you really notice is the gold leaf covered dome, but when you go through the inside you get to see all of the Colorado marble mined at Marble Colorado that mak...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    We caught the free shuttle bus down 16th St Mall and then at the end walked to the State building which was probably about 10minute walk. In the whole time in Denver it was just that part of the walk ...  more »
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  • March 6, 2017
    As a voting taxpayer for a good number of years, it was about time to actually visit the capitol, with out of state guests of course. It provides a smaller, more western take on the US Capitol, with access to many interior hallways as well as senate and house chambers. We visited on a working day and saw a number of legislators, who no doubt worked hard to be elected and are well known to the politically connected, as well as the requisite lobbyists and so on. The views are striking and the marble and granite are quite incredible, worth taking a look at as you walk the halls and staircases.
  • July 4, 2017
    I've seen better looking Capitol buildings, but it's the grounds, the park & the flower gardens between here & the Civic Center that make this one of the best in America.
  • July 7, 2017
    The free tour is a great experience. The view from the gold dome up top is amazing.
  • January 19, 2017
    Went with a large group of family, including a couple small kids, and everyone very much enjoyed the tour. Our tour guide was extremely passionate, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. He kept us a bit longer than "scheduled," but we were grateful to learn more. The views from the top are stunning. A must in downtown Denver.
  • May 11, 2017
    Such a nice place.. i dont know but we noticed theres not that much traffic... Denver the Capital of Colorado is such full of historic landmark 19th century buildings with mix of ultra modern buildings and complex..

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