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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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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The state has done some nice work to make the interior, exterior and grounds of the Capitol more attractive. Worth a short walk around.

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Nashville, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We enjoy touring the statehouses of the U S states. We are drawn to the architecture and history that is usually so proudly shared with tourists. The volunteer tour guides at Utah's capital building are among the best we've encountered -- very friendly and extremely informative. As we walked to the entrance, a guide on her way inside directed us... More

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Vero Beach, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We try to visit state and city Capitol Buildings when we travel. This was worth the trip up the hill...well worth it. Walking through the charming neighborhoods on the way was a plus.

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Seminole, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The Utah State Office Building has one spectacular view of Salt Lake City, the Great Salt Lake to the west, the overall Salt Lake Valley and the Wasatch Range of the Rockies to the east. You can get a sense why Brigham Young felt that "this is the place". The building itself is generally open to the public; it houses... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The building is very well built. The columns and décor on the inside were lovely and interesting and showed historical information. I like taking pictures and was glad I was able to do so inside.

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Minneapolis, MN
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154 reviews 154 reviews
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119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

They've gone back to the original 19th century plans for a lot of this, and made it a real showplace. The marble rotunda is splendid, with huge columns, grand marble staircases, painted lunettes, grand statues and paintings all the way to the 165-foot-high ceiling. The House and Senate are gilded to a gasp, and the art on the 3rd and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is a domed stand out building with a wonderful marble interior. It has a huge dome that has beautifully painted murals on the inside. There are the original cast iron stair cases and you can see into a couple of the government chambers.

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Stillwater, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A great building with a gorgeous dome and beautiful marble architecture. Some areas under construction but still a must see.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Capitol is a beautiful building. It's almost always open to visitors. There are lots of historical things to see and learn. And Memory Grove is just across the street.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I really enjoyed the view from the top of the Hill as well as the inside of the Building and its great history.

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