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Colorado State Capitol

200 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80203 (Capitol Hill)
303 866 2604
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Ranked #26 of 141 Attractions in Denver
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Type: Government Buildings
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: A key feature in the Denver skyline because of its gold bell-shaped dome, the Capitol Building, fittingly in the Mile High City, has a point located... more » Owner description: A key feature in the Denver skyline because of its gold bell-shaped dome, the Capitol Building, fittingly in the Mile High City, has a point located at exactly 5,280 feet above sea level. Free tours are available for visitors. « less
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Houston, Texas
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295 reviews 295 reviews
64 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

If your staying near downtown, chances are you've passed the Capital building. Next time pull over and at least walk up the steps. It is a perfect opportunity for pictures and is really beautiful during the day. The tours do not run on the weekends so plan accordingly. I enjoyed walking the grounds and reading the memorials/statues. The capital is... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

What a disappointment. We went here yesterday. The rooms were still closed for construction so all you could scaffolding and tarps. Our tour guide was awful. Extremely dry. He was a very young guy. He would pause every few words. I think he was doing it to try to make it more dramatic, but it just didn't work. We only... More

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Deux-Sevres, France
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139 reviews 139 reviews
56 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is a short tour with a guide. Our guide, Riggs, was obviously passionate about the building and it's history and he pointed out features of this fantastic building you would have missed. Well worth taking the tour if in Denver.

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Seattle, Washington
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68 reviews 68 reviews
34 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The wife & I had planned to see the capitol in 2013 because it was being renovated , but changed our plans to 2014. To our surprise, it was still being worked on. Don't worry, there is plenty to see here. I found the circular stairs quite unique. We are trying to visit all the capitols before the end, &... More

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Ocheyedan
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

If your looking for a free tour this is perfect lots of neat stuff and great tour guides! Less than one hour and small groups !

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Joplin, Missouri
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

While this may not be the funnest thing to do in Denver, it's certainly worth checking out. The inside of the building is absolutely gorgeous!! All kinds of neat old architecture throughout. It is of course free to get in, which free is always nice, right? You just have to go through a metal detector at the entrance, then you're... More

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We took a tour of the Colorado State Capitol building. The building itself is really gorgeous with very interesting architecture and artwork throughout. The tour itself was fine, although it was clear that our tour guide did not have a lot of experience and was not able to provide as much detailed information as we would have liked. There was... More

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England
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

In a typical American fashion visitors are welcome to self tour this fascinating building. Guided tours are offered we didn't try this as time was against us. Its free.

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Denver, Colorado
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The State Capitol in Colorado is one of the most beautiful I have seen. Wonderful architecture, marble work and stained glass complete this building. If your lucky enough to visit when the government is in session, you can even sit in on the session.

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Acworth, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

My family and I did the free (yes, free) tour of the capitol building in Denver, and it was well worth it. The tour leader was very knowledgeable and interesting, and the building itself is very nice and holds a lot of history. A plus for us (we have a disabled daughter) was the free handicapped parking right next to... More

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