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Utah State Capitol, Salt Lake City

Utah State Capitol is one of the state's major landmarks, noted for its design that melds Neoclassical Revival and Corinthian style architecture. This combination of styles earned it a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. Designed by architect Richard K.A. Kletting and built between 1912 and 1916, the building overlooks Salt Lake City's downtown as the centerpiece of a complex of government structures. The building offers free guided tours of some of its common areas, including the imposing central rotunda, which features paintings of scenes from the state's early history. Outside the grand building you can explore a picturesque park that contains several memorials and a reflecting pond. Plan trip to Salt Lake City with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • You can enjoy a free tour of this beautiful State capitol building. It has recently been touched up and restored to its original beauty. You can learn much about the settling of the west. From the gro...  more »
  • Great place to see. The statues and carvings are very nice too. Near by trail made it easy to go to Memorial gardens  more »
  • Beautiful place, easily accessible in Salt Lake. If you do not want to go by car it is possible to go by bus, has a point in front. In 2 hours it is possible to walk. Worth knowing
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  • Beautiful historic building. Gorgeous lobby with a beautiful Christmas tree. We came here to do family pictures the day after Christmas. We arrived early and pretty much had the place to ourselves. Got some great photos and had fun doing it. No fee for taking photos! Down side was the front walks and stairs were covered in snow and ice It was treacherous getting inside the building and back out to our cars afterwards.
  • Beautiful building inside and out. The Fallen officers memorial is well kept up to honor those who served us. There are many beautiful historic articles to look at. Great for photo taking. Important protests and political decisions made at the capitol.
  • I love the view of the Capitol building as you drive up state street especially at night. The Capitol is an amazing and beautiful piece of Utah and its history with many other historical locations and monuments all around it. If you're visiting it is definitely worth the visit to stop by and look around!
  • It's a beautiful building with history, and architecture. There are beautiful murals inside the building. I have only been inside the rotunda and it was already impressive with the marbled floors, pillars and staircases. It's a good place to see if you are visiting salt lake city in a time crunch.
  • Super place to visit I am an alumni from USU revisiting the old campus and did stay in Salt lake City, UTAH and visited this State Capitol. It is glorious and beautiful at night time. Thank you, David Ly

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