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New Mexico Legislature, Santa Fe

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Government Building
It's not a railroad legacy that gives New Mexico Legislature the nickname "the Roundhouse." The moniker works because building is the only round state capitol building in the United States. Dedicated in 1966, the building's design resembles the Zia Sun Symbol, which also appears on the flag of New Mexico. This symbol is central to the beliefs of the Zia indigenous group and features a circle with four sets of lines extending out from it, forming a T-shape. Most of the capitol building is open to the public for self-guided tours on weekdays. From galleries above the House and Senate chambers, you can catch state government in action. Visit the fourth floor for special art exhibits in the Governor's Gallery. Make New Mexico Legislature part of your personalized Santa Fe itinerary using our Santa Fe trip builder.
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  • The New Mexico State Capital is the legislative seat of government for the State of New Mexico, and houses the Governor's Office. Our guide told us that inside are millions of dollars worth of art and...  more »
  • One of the few state capitol building sin the US that does not follow the US capitol with a dome. In front there are a lot of trees so it is difficult to see the building unless you are very close. In...  more »
  • We were fortunate to catch the Fiber Arts Exhibit in the Gallery - taking fiber arts and quoting, beating and appliqué to a whole new level.  more »
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  • it was boring, we need a proper way of reviewing laws, like socialism!
  • I just got to say we had a surprising time wondering the halls of the Round House. Art is usually not a pastime adventure. But around (no pun intended) every corner something to feast the eyes on. No security hurdles to endure & I found the different furniture quite amazing. Curb appeal is 2 stars, but inside 5 stars plus. It's just plane GORGEOUS. Go see for yourself
  • Unique architecture and beautiful surroundings. This is where everything goes down. Check it out, then walk up the street to Upper Crust Pizza.