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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This tour is so well worth the time. After all, it’s free! Parking is easy and free. There are around 500 works of art here. You learn history as well as see some beautiful art. You can get a guided t... more »
On our visits to the US we usually try and see the Capitol buildings. In Santa Fe the buildings retains the brown adobe design of the city and perhaps lacks the grandeur of other Capitols. However it ... more »
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
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