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Colorado State Capitol

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Address: 200 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80203
Phone Number: 303 866 2604
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: A key feature in the Denver skyline because of its gold bell-shaped dome...
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.
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Beautiful Building, Great History

I visited the capitol for the first time, and I have to say it was one of the most beautiful buildings I have ever been in. I took the tour, and the guide was very knowledgeable... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

If you are interested in history, politics or architecture this is a great place to visit. It is also within walking distance of Civic Center Park, the Basilica, the Denver Public Library and the Denver Art Museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I visited the capitol for the first time, and I have to say it was one of the most beautiful buildings I have ever been in. I took the tour, and the guide was very knowledgeable. The highlight had to be the observation deck of the dome. Definitely recommend!

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Arvada, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We have been visiting the state capitol regularly for over 40 years! I have taken family members, school groups, and even gone on my own! It is a treasure! Such a beautiful building with a rich history! The Hall of Fame and the various portraits tell an important story of our state. If you have the time, visit the upper... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We took the free guided tour with our guide, Riggs, and he really gets emotional about the building. If you take the guided tour you can also visit the dome. It is incredible to think that they built this place with local materials brought in from around Colorado by wagon train. Every little detail is exactly as it was when... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The Colorado State Capitol was perfect for free educational family field. The honestly have something for all ages. A great tour filled with historical facts pertaining to gov and the history of Colorado. The best part is the steps ALL the WAY to the top of the Gold Dome!. What a breathtaking panoramic view..Bring your camera!

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A tour of the capitol is a must. With its golden dome and beautiful architecture it is worth the time.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is an excellent free tour of the most beautiful capitol in the nation - truly. Take the tour and you will get to go to the top in the dome - a real treat. Make sure you put enough money in the meter though. I got a $25 ticket for being 32 minutes late.

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Lovely building for laws to be made. Stopped by for a quick visit, I wouldn't want to stay for a full tour of the whole building - but it was great to watch and take it all in.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The State Capitol building is beautiful on the inside and very much worth a visit. If time is an issue you can do a self guided tour (brochures are available) and guided tours are offered on the hour which include a visit to the dome viewing gallery (the tour is about 45 minutes in length). The interior is chock full... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Very interesting free tour of the interior of the state Capitol. On the exterior of the building great photo ops from the steps. There is also 2 markers on the steps re: mile high from the sea level. One of the marker is the true mile high.

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