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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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$35*
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Denver City Sightseeing Tour
84%
Ranked #20 of 109 Attractions in Denver
Type: Government Buildings, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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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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Los Angeles, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
17 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

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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34 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

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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83 reviews 83 reviews
28 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I went on a day that there was NO ONE in the building. (Always amazes me how the political system seems to shut down so often) The capital is being renovated and I was there when no one else seemed to be in the building There were no tours available because I was there closer to 4:00, but there didn't... More

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Orlando, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Free tour was informative. The stairs leading up to the dome were worth it for the view outside. The gold dome is magnificent when the sun hits it. The tour works around the building renovations nicely.

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uk
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127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

this a very nice building inside and out, very good tour and the icing on the cake is the "loft and dome" tour. The dome has been refurbished and you are now able to climb the stairs and go outside round the dome, spectacular views od Denver and Colorado. Remember don't touch the Brass !!! they have 6 employees to... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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83 reviews 83 reviews
35 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

You can't miss seeing the Capitol Dome--after several years of refurbishing, the dome has been painted with 14K gold from Colorado mines. When in town be sure to view the dome from different angles at different times of the day--stunning at times. It ranks up there with the Bellagio fountains in Las Vegas--both free, both wonderful to see. It is... More

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Port Alberni, Canada
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158 reviews 158 reviews
96 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The first tour we took was of the dome. When you get to the top you get a great view of Denver. Our tour guide was informative not only about the dome but about the Denver area history and what there was to see there. Then we took the tour of the Capital building. Again we had a great tour... More

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York, United Kingdom
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28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Its been 20 years since i last visited Denver and went to the State Capital last time. Its much better laid out now, and much more a tourist attraction. Still some debate about which step is exactly 2 mile high ( is it the 15th step or the 3rd. I did both to make sure)

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