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Address: Capitol Hill, At the north end of State St., Salt Lake City, UT 84114
Phone Number: 801-538-1030
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Description: Seat of state government and striking architectural landmark.
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After my visit I would suggest this is a "don't miss it". The imposing building sits high above SLC providing excellent vistas in all directions, across downtown to the airport... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2015
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Perth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

After my visit I would suggest this is a "don't miss it". The imposing building sits high above SLC providing excellent vistas in all directions, across downtown to the airport and beyond to the Great Salt Lake and the mountains beyond. Inside were excellently maintained functional rooms used for Utah state's government and administration - see into the Senate Room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We were very expressed of visit in Capitol Building, not only because fully marble architecture masterpiece. The internal design , decor and sculptures are the same level nice. But mostly expressed was that all the doors are opened and you can free come in to Senate or Representatives halls, look the lobby and small rooms - really all open for... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

The Capitol building is open daily, guided tours are only available Monday-Friday 9am-4pm. If you can't make it duing thoses times you can still go and do a self guided tour. The building is open Monday-Friday 7am-8pm and Sat/Sun 8am-6pm. It is well worth the trip to see the inside with all the marble, the fantastic stair cases and the... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The inside of the Capitol is Beautiful. Definitely worth checking out if you are in the area. Also a great place for photos.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We are on a hunt for Capitols and this is our 41st. A volunteer tour guide was standing in the rotunda when we arrived (coincidental, not planned) and gave us a great tour and history. She even opened up the Supreme Court Chambers for us. Lots of great history which brought other elements of Utah's founding together for us.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

When you are in Salt Lake, the beautiful Capitol building can be seen all over town. Just as beautiful at night as in daylight hours.

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Montville, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Great Utah history lesson on the free Capitol Building tour. Tours are from 9-5 with the last tour at 4 pm. They run about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Taking the tour will give you entry to areas of the Capitol Building you would not be able to see on a self-guided tour. The first floor has an information office... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

In the older part of down town, up on a hill. Beautiful building and grounds. Lots of sculptures and art work. Very majestic looking. Some beautiful older homes close by. Very close to a lot of other sights.

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

To get to the Capitol Building, you must drive through downtown Salt Lake City. The Capitol is perched on a hill, straight ahead through the heart of the city. The building is centered in a large courtyard with lots of grass for the kids to run. Beautiful architecture, inside and out. We did not take a tour, but spent an... More 

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Advance, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

It sits on top of a hill and overlooks the city. Very stately looking with a pretty dome and close to downtown.

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