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Colorado State Capitol, Denver

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Government Building · Tourist Spot
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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  • Very nice area. Worth walking around and visiting. Be prepared as there were a lot of homeless in the area but many outreach groups were helping which was good to see.  more »
  • We had an excellent tour. This is a very interesting building both in the materials used to build it and its history. The view from the cupola is fantastic.  more »
  • I recommend the free tour of the Colorado State Capital at Denver. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and showed us a lot of interesting places in the building. It’s a pretty building with an interesting history and worth the visit. For an older Capitol, it was fairly state-of-the-art. Loved viewing the senate and house chambers and looking at all Presidential portraits from Washington to Trump. Not ADA updated.
  • If I visit a state capital city I always like to visit it capitol. Colorado does not disappoint with its gold encrusted dome. Also, the grounds are nice for walking or jogging. There are cannons and statues as well. Easy on the eyes.

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