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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 142 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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Denver, Colorado
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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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Owasso, Oklahoma
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88 reviews 88 reviews
57 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Metered parking is plentiful at the curb surrounding the Capitol building but there are plenty lots in the nearby area too. Public entrance is located on the north at Colfax & Sherman Streets. Free admission. When entering the building I only had to put my purse in a basket while the men in our party emptied their pockets into the... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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112 reviews 112 reviews
21 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Definitely worth a short visit to see the state capitol building of Colorado with its gold dome. We had an interesting free tour to which runs each hour and has unrestricted access to the whole of the building the tour guide, a young lady, was knowledgeable not only about the buildings history but also about the way that Colorado state... More

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Orland Park, Illinois
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90 reviews 90 reviews
74 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The interior of the Capitol is undergoing quite a bit of work. Both the House and Senate Chambers are torn up and closed to visitors. Having visited 31 State Capitols so far, this one ranks towards the bottom in my view. In all fairness, I'll need to return when the renovation is done. The highlight of my trip to the... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

There is plenty of street parking at meters for the short time you need to see this beautiful building. Make sure to go up on the fourth floor to the museum, watch the short film and look into cutouts and see the structure of the dome and ceilings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Spectacular building. Took the guided tour which was very informative. Both chambers are closed for renovation but could get a feel through the large viewing windows of what it is like.

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Denver, Colorado
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The Capitol building is beautiful and worth a visit. It is nicer than many other state Capitol buildings. It is very ornate and if you take in the intricacies of the architecture, it's really quite spectacular. They don't make buildings like this anymore. There are free guided tours every day with knowledgeable tour guides. The tour guides are near the... More

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Colorado
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80 reviews 80 reviews
48 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We enjoyed our visit although we were a bit disappointed that there was so much construction going on. Both the House and Senate rooms were closed, as well as the dome. We'll have to make another trip when it's all done. We just walked around on our own, but you can take a guided tour. There is no fee for... More

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Although I didn't manage to visit inside, I loved the constancy of this magnificent building and being able to use it as a very impressive landmark while visiting the museums around that area.Its golden dome glimmers with a reassurance in the sunshine.Next time , I'll get inside too!

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