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Colorado State Capitol

Address: 200 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80203 (Capitol Hill)
Phone Number: 303 866 2604
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Ranked #20 of 107 Attractions in Denver
Type: Government Buildings, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: A key feature in the Denver skyline because of its gold bell-shaped...
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Type: Government Buildings, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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Fort Myers, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The tour of the Colorado State Capitol in downtown Denver is worth the trip. No charge. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and we learned a variety of interesting facts about both the building and area.

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Beltsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The building is clean and beautiful. The general tour is about 45 minutes and I had it by myself because nobody else showed up. At the end of tour, I was sent it to the museum and that is also the place for the dome tour. The dome tour is a must-have! You are allowed to walk around and see... More 

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Intervale, NH
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210 reviews 210 reviews
38 attraction reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We had a private tour for 3 as no one else had signed up (9:15 am on a Monday morning). The steps weren't bad at all. They are still working on places inside the building but the dome is done. Our guide told us the crew went from Denver to the nation's Capital and are now working on that dome.... More 

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Perth, Australia
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9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Building was very clean and well maintained. Plenty of washroom facilities available. Air conditioning was very effective. Staff were helpful. The portraits were well worth looking at as well as was the architecture. It was also easy to get to and provided some good views of the mountains.

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Montville, New Jersey
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233 attraction reviews
289 helpful votes 289 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

There are three possible ways to see the Capitol. I took the historical tour only because I did not realize that the Dome tour requires advanced registration. The historical tour features Colorado history, the buildings construction history, information about the house and senate, the presidential portraits, and the background to some of the stained glass windows. The tour meets on... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I think we went around the time the house and senate were in session. So it was cool to see that going on. You do need to be quiet so not a place for small kids or kids that have a ton of energy. They have different tours you can go on and schedule online. Nice grass area to sit... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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18 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This is a gorgeous building inside and outside. Easy to walk through it with lot of interesting things to see even the Senate. The entrance is free and so are the tours but we chose to go around on our own. At the entrance you have a security point/metal detector. Officers are very polite and one of them told us... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Interesting and informative tour! The architecture was pretty and they have a very kid friendly museum in the attic. The guides and staff were very friendly and accommodating, you could go anywhere you wanted. It was interesting to see another State Capitol since I've seen others. I enjoyed the historical aspect of it and the building. We wandered around with... More 

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Calgary
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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Make sure you take the guided tour of the State Capital when you are in Denver. The history of the building is very interesting but the highlight is the outside viewing area at the top of the building. The views from here are spectacular and worth climbing the steps to get there. While my wife and I had no difficulty... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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28 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

You read correctly, extinct rock. The entire supply of Colorado rose quartz was used in the interior of the building. The dome is freshly refurbished with a shiny new layer of gold. The brass rails and light fixtures are fab. The signage is lacking. We didn't find any brochures to help guide us. It was still wonderful to meander through.... More 

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