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Utah State Capitol, Salt Lake City

Government Building · Tourist Spot
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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  • While downtown we decided to drop in and see this site. It had many displays of the history of Utah, plus the architecture is nice.  more »
  • The paintings and artwork inside the Capitol are amazing. They show both the history and beauty of Utah. This is not your usual state Capitol building.  more »
  • This is a great place to visit to learn about history and see beautiful architecture and art pieces. The inside is as beautiful as the outside. This is a must see sight. Do go inside and up to...  more »
  • Beautiful building and grounds. Building is open until 6 so I went in after 5 and did a self guided tour. Very peaceful after hours and better opportunities for pictures. Rotunda depicts historic events of state history. West wing has basic history of the building and state information. Parking is free and tours are free.
  • Beautiful, clean grounds. Well kept. The inside of the capital of spectacular. We enjoyed the old fashioned elevators. The murals were beautiful and taught us the history of Utah. What a beautiful and ornate building. Outside of the capital you can find great views of the mountains and the City
  • The Capitol building is super pretty, especially at night. It closes fairly early most days, so if you want to go inside be sure to go early. The gardens behind are beautiful and peaceful and if you wrap around to the west and south sides there are stunning sunsets and views of the city. Some of the statues around are a little odd, but pretty cool.
  • It looks beautiful in the night, you can see the city lights in the night from the building. Saturday, Sunday open for public if you wanna to see inside of the building. Looks clean from inside and outside. Park near this building is really beautiful. During fall this park looks more beautiful. Enough free parking space available.
  • The Utah State Capital building is the best State Capitol I have ever visited. Everything, from the grounds to the choice in marble, seems intentional. The grounds and the building are clean - not a speck of dirt to be seen - the marble used for the construction is consistent across the entire building. You can tell they didn't skimp on anything. There is a walking path around the building that feels like a dream to walk through (I say through because it feels like you're walking through a tunnel of trees). There's plenty of places to sit and a handful of monuments and memorials scattered around. Probably the best part is the view - from the Capitol building, you can see the beautiful mountains and surrounding area in the distance.

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