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Colorado State Capitol, Denver

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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. Make Colorado State Capitol a centerpiece of your Denver vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Denver trip maker app .
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  • My wife and I went on April 21. The outside of the building was very nice but it was cold and windy outside so we saw it in a hurry. Walk up the steps on the front to see the "One Mile Above Sea Level...  more »
  • The capitol is very nice and centrally located in the center of downtown Denver. Nothing is far from the capitol from restaurants to shopping and entertainment. The dome shines bright with it's gold t...  more »
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  • This is your state Capitol. It is a beautiful, old building, has helpful staff to guide you, and a wonderful attic museum. Book with info desk to get to climb steps to the dome. If you come between January and early May, that's when the legislature is in session, so it is much more active then. You're welcome to view the legislative action from the gallery of the House and Senate chambers. Visit your legislator to let the person know of issues important to you.
  • Janet our tour guide was awesome!!! The General Assembly was in session during our 10am tour. Tour itself was great; mix of the building's history and how the Senate and legislature work. Tour ending with stairs up to the dome providing 360 views of Denver. Pretty neat!! Would definitely recommend going on this free tour. Thanks Janet!!

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