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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 139 attractions in Denver
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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Omaha, Nebraska
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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Plan on tours leaving every 1/2 hour, at the top and bottom of the hour. Security seems to be a bit tight, but it's ok.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Had a very informative tour guide. Very interesting and beautiful building. Be sure to go to the attic for more information about the building. Neat to see the entrance stairs with the "Mile High" markers too.

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I only got to see the outside grounds of the Colorado Capitol. There was a parade going on when I went. It looked like renovations were underway, so I would like to go back when their work is finished. There were a few markers talking about the history of Colorado, but not as many as other capitol buildings that I've... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This Capitol building is beautiful, inside and out and is in very good condition. I actually met the governor on the front steps while I was taking a picture of the "one mile above sea level" markers! Tours are free. Unfortunately, the dome and chambers are under construction until December (?) so there were a few sections that I couldn't... More

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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81 reviews 81 reviews
30 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

It is enough to view the Capitol from the outside. After searching for a visitor entrance and making my way inside, there isn't much to see beyond a staircase, a few murals, and the inside if the dome. Unlike other Capitol buildings I've visited, there are no displays from which one can learn about the state.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We decided to visit the state capital on our way out of Denver. Our car was packed with all our luggage and there is just street parking so we did not take the inside tour and just walked around the building. The grounds were pretty. The view from the west side towards the mountains was also very pretty. My kids,... More

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Arlington, TX
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40 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Wife and I went on the free guided tour. The history of the capitol is interesting, and there's a lot of neat art and stained glass. Unfortunately, there's a lot of construction going on, so a number of the areas were closed to the public. Surprisingly enough, they don't have air conditioning either, which made the tour fairly uncomfortable the... More

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Houston, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We did a 20 minute stroll through all floors. Very ornate inside. The chambers are being restored to remove the ugly 1950 sound absorbing tiles and bring back the red stenciled walls. There is a 45 minute tour that we would have taken if we had the time. And it's FREE. Worth a look.

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leicestershire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Free tour inside this wonderful building. You have to go through security first. You can just wander about yourself or put yourself down for a tour. No extra cost as its all free. The tour seems the way to go as you get a lot of history and a real insight to life inside the State capitol. We had a... More

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Aspen, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Every Colorado resident should visit the State capital and learn about its history. The dome is undergoing restoration but it had no impact on the tour.

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