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Colorado State Capitol, Denver

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Government Building · Tourist Spot
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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. Use our Denver trip maker app to arrange your visit to Colorado State Capitol and other attractions in Denver.
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  • Beautiful building and purpose "Freedom and Justice for all." Our guide, Sally, brought history to life. Climb up to the balcony of the dome and see the beautiful mountains! We had a wonderful... 
    Beautiful building and purpose "Freedom and Justice for all." Our guide, Sally, brought history to life. Climb up to the balcony of the dome and see the beautiful mountains! We had a wonderful...  more »
  • Very good tour. Take the time for the guided tour. The renovations and restoration are top quality. if you are on the tour, they take you up into the dome and out of the dome deck with great views....  more
    Very good tour. Take the time for the guided tour. The renovations and restoration are top quality. if you are on the tour, they take you up into the dome and out of the dome deck with great views....  more »
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  • The capital was very pretty. There was not a lot to see, and I am disappointed that there were not tours. I enjoyed getting to see the mile above sea level marker.
  • Thank you guys for always keeping your restrooms nice and clean! I won't lie .... I'm Denver born and raised and I've gone here countless times to drop a load while I'm out and about skateboarding thru the city! The janitorial department here needs kudos and big thanks!

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