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Capitol Building

Capitol Hill, At the north end of State St., Salt Lake City, UT 84114
801-538-1030
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Type: Government Buildings
Description: Seat of state government and striking architectural landmark.
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Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This is not an old state, and neither is the Capitol building. But its founders and builders decided to build in the classic style, on a hill that overlooks the tabernacle and the rest of the city. Drive around it first, then park and walk through. Beautiful marble, excellent sculpture, well-proportioned. And cool even without A/C, which is a plus... More

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wilds of New Jersey
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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is one of the most impressive state Capitol buildings I have yet seen. The guided tour is highly recommended; our guide was both knowledgeable and personable. The tour provided access to many otherwise unopened areas, and provided facts about the building itself, as well as about the state, its history, and its government. One note: if not travelling by... More

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Longview, Texas, United States
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The Utah Capitol sits upon a hill with a dynamic view of the city, the valley and the mountains. Inside the Capitol, it is breathtaking. Fantastic murals. Wonderful statues. Lots of arches. I am so glad that I toured it. It is definitely a "must see".

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Sacramento, CA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I arrived just in time to join a guided tour of the Capitol building. Our guide was knowledgeable and very nice and the tour was very interesting. The building itself seems massive, lots of open space and beautifully built. There was actually a wedding and reception being held in the massive rotunda area. Very cool!

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Glen Dale, West Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Easy access and beautiful architecture. Excellent views of surrounding area including downtown Salt a Lake City.

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El Paso, Texas, USA
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116 reviews 116 reviews
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I proposed to my wife on the floor of the State Senate, much thanks to Senators Niederhauser and Shiozawa, MD. This is s great venue for anything memorable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is by far one of the most beautiful capitols I have ever seen and I have seen dozens! Definately worth taking a picture and walking around the grounds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

E PLURIBUS UNUM...Out of many, One. One can stay here for hours and enjoy history that we are apart of. The Rotunda always brings chills standing where our Presidents caskets have lain in State.Passing by The Majority Leaders Office is huge and eye opening. The artwork and statues amazed. Go early and take it all in.Whether left or right, this... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

If you go I would suggest you go with someone that knows the building. There are guided tours available. If you can, have the guide take you underneath to see the base isolators that the building sits on to protect it from earthquakes. The view across the valley is tough to beat.

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Dublin, California
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18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We stopped by to see the state capitol grounds. We enjoyed walking around the outside of the building as well as the inside. The building itself is so beautiful, and the inside has beautiful pictures and paintings showing Utah state history. There is a great view of Salt Lake City from the top of the steps of the building as... More

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