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Colorado State Capitol, Denver

Categories: Government Buildings, Tourist Spots
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4.3/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web
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. Work out when and for how long to visit Colorado State Capitol and other Denver attractions using our handy Denver itinerary planner.
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  • The building is interesting enough, the free tour is full of tid-bits. You have to take the free tour in order to access the balcony circling the gold dome. You can wander the building on your own, ho...  read more »
  • We arrived on time for the first trip of the day and we met Riggs our guide. The tour was forty five minutes and was absolutely wonderful. Riggs told us all about the building and how a lot of the mat...  read more »
  • The capital is rich in history. We did a self guided tour and there were many interesting facts. It is an easy walk if you are staying in the downtown Denver area. Even if you are not from CO, but enj...  read more »
  • Beautiful building and so many interesting rooms. While touring the Capitol building, it's hard not noticing how many tax dollars were spent on this palace. Get past that fact, this place is quite interesting. The HVAC ducts could use a deep cleaning as we felt the air quality was not so good inside after spending an hour walking around. We are active and healthy, wonder how employees feel after a few months or decades working in this building.
  • The structure is beautiful. The rotunda is stunning. An upper level has paintings of the governors of Colorado. The memorable feature is the "Mile High" engraved marker on the front steps depicting a mile above sea level.
  • Always take my friends from other states here when they visit me. Love the history of the building! If you wanna know what it is, you should come and visit here yourself! There is a free tour available here. Or you can definitely Google it hahahahaha ;)
  • Intentionally reminiscent of the United States Capitol, it was constructed in the 1890s from Colorado white granite, and the distinctive gold dome consists of real gold plate. #16 on The Best of Denver. The best places and must see venues in the Denver, Colorado Metro area.
  • Just a beautiful building! We couldn't get on for a tour, but spent some time on the plaza and had a wonderful day downtown.
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