New Mexico Legislature, Santa Fe

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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 a centerpiece of your Santa Fe vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Santa Fe vacation planner.
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  • I did not expect to see the display of artwork on each floor. It takes about 15 - 30 minutes to view, but worth the trip. The rest of the building is composed of meeting rooms and offices.  more »
  • You've figured out that the capital of New Mexico is Santa Fe. I would bet many of those east of the Mississippi guess that it is Albuquerque. Biggest city, state university, etc. Santa Fe historicall...  more »
  • As some one else wrote not your average state capital in fact it is one of about ten that does not have a dome. The corridors are filled with interesting art work so go see for yourself.  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.

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Though the downtown area contains most of Santa Fe's finest hotels, you can find plenty of equally comfortable inns and motels just outside this busy central district. Remember also that most of the city's centrally located hotels raise their prices during the height of the tourist season, so it is essential to look for deals and make reservations well in advance. To experience the true spirit of outdoor New Mexico while on holiday, consider sleeping under the stars at a campground just a short drive from Santa Fe's major urban attractions.
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