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Colorado State Capitol

200 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80203 (Capitol Hill)
303 866 2604
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Ranked #25 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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Corydon, Iowa
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104 reviews 104 reviews
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I love to visit state capitols. This is a beautiful building. The guided tour was good and very informative. Afterwards we went upstairs to see an exhibit about the history of Denver and the capitol building. The dome was closed for repairs the day we were there. There are elevators, but some parts of the building are only accessible by... More

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Dallas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Beautiful building and grounds with free entry. Two of my favorite things. Very informative and worth a visit.

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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went on the free guided tour which took about 40 minutes. Really informative guide. The building is very beautiful inside and full of ornate fixtures and fittings. Sure highlights points of interests throughout the building these include, The Senate and the House of Representatives Chambers, The Rotunda with a magnificent internal view of the dome and portraits of previous US... More

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Naples, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Tours of the Colorado State Capitol building are free of charge. Reservations are recommended, but not needed during non-peak times. The guided tour is interesting and informative. There is a lot of walking and all areas of the building are not wheel chair accessible. There are elevators and quite a bit that can been seen even for those with wheeled... More

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Pulaski
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Okay, so the Capitol is under construction. I understand. But when we visited, the place was filthy. There were police officers standing over a person laying on the lawn as we walked in; actually, the whole lawn was littered with people who appeared to be just waking up for the day. Upon entering, we went through security screening (which, regretfully,... More

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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

First, be sure to stop for a photo at exactly a mile high on the front steps. Visitors are offered free tours which are essential to maximize your visit to this location. The building is home to so much history that we could only learn from a guide! I feel this is an integral stop for anyone's visit to Denver!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This was very interesting to visit. The building looks amazing and its free to enter, you just need to go through a security check/scanner first.

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tieton wa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The Capital building was nice to see. Only came here for the step and benchmark saying you were a mile high. That task was changed once there, the grounds around the capital was fantastic with old trees and beautiful flower gardens. We spent a lot of time walking around and enjoyed the look of a Roman plaza across the street.

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Merchantville, New Jersey
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This city is laid out nicely-- there is a step at the capitol that says' One mile high" makes for a fun photo opportunity--the history is interesting and beautiful!

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Calgary, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is a great building. The (free) guided visit was really informative and a good use of my limited time. Be aware that, like for every other government building, there is security to go through before entering the building.

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