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Utah State Capitol, Salt Lake City

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Government Building · Tourist Spot
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Utah State Capitol is one of the state's major landmarks, noted for its design that melds Neoclassical Revival and Corinthian style architecture. This combination of styles earned it a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. Designed by architect Richard K.A. Kletting and built between 1912 and 1916, the building overlooks Salt Lake City's downtown as the centerpiece of a complex of government structures. The building offers free guided tours of some of its common areas, including the imposing central rotunda, which features paintings of scenes from the state's early history. Outside the grand building you can explore a picturesque park that contains several memorials and a reflecting pond. Plan trip to Salt Lake City with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • We stopped there on Sunday to see the state capital on our trip through Utah. To our delight and amazement the walkway surrounding the capital complex is ring in cherry trees which were in full... 
    We stopped there on Sunday to see the state capital on our trip through Utah. To our delight and amazement the walkway surrounding the capital complex is ring in cherry trees which were in full...  more »
  • Beautiful interior and exterior. Spectacular grounds and nearby walking paths. Dome shaped capital with murals, statues and grand staircases. 
    Beautiful interior and exterior. Spectacular grounds and nearby walking paths. Dome shaped capital with murals, statues and grand staircases.  more »
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  • This is my first year seeing the cherry blossom bloom at the Capitol, and it is beautiful. It’s a sunny day, so a few thousand other people had the same great idea. A quick .7 mile dirt/gravel/pebble walking path, that can accommodate all ages and their leashed pups, goes through all the 433 Yoshino Cherry trees encircling the Utah State Capitol. Bring water, a picnic or snack, your camera, and a blanket, and enjoy the lawns and rolling hills. A great spot, with great views. It is patrolled and there was a lot of parking available in the lots closest to the building, despite there being no parking available on the street. Sunsets
  • Had a hard time finding the front door. Found a few doors locked.

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