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Capitol Building

Old Santa Fe Trail at Paseo de Peralta, Lower Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM
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Ranked #53 of 109 Attractions in Santa Fe
Type: Government Buildings, Art Museums
Traveler Description: This is a 'must-see' in Santa Fe.  Still free, no security check - just sign in and receive a self-guided tour map.  It is a beautiful building with... more »
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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289 reviews 289 reviews
93 attraction reviews
504 helpful votes 504 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This extension to the round house contains state offices such as the Secretary of State, and the Legislative Finance Committee. On the main floor, there is amazing art work that is worthy of this side visit from the Round House where the Governor's office is located along with the two chambers of New Mexico state government.

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New Mexico
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77 reviews 77 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

Yes, go here to see "the round house" and the art work. It was built in 1966 and it still looks new. Very well appointed and be sure to walk the galleries to see the beautiful SW art.

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Stafford, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

When it compare to the Capitol building in Santa Fe with the one in Austin, TX, it is nothing. In my thought Santa Fe capital building is what it needs for a small state like NM.

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Chaska, Minnesota
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144 reviews 144 reviews
40 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Nothing really special about the building or grounds drove by it several times before we realized what it even was.

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Sun City Center, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

There was a quilting exhibit at the Capital the day we visited. The quilts were done by local artist and were absolutely fantastic in design, workmanship, and diversity. After looking at the quilt exhibit we walked around the first and second floors of the Capital and looked at the displayed art. The Capital art display is really one of the... More

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Little Elm, Texas
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105 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

My family makes it a point to visit the capitol building of each state we visit when we travel assuming the path works out. We do not as a general rule take the tours of the inside of these buildings but instead choose to walk the grounds, admire the architecture, history and sculptures when available. Understanding that the adobe style... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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74 reviews 74 reviews
24 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

This is a truly unique building for those used to the typical domed capitol building. The circular rotunda with the state seal is definitely different.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

We finally found this building but had trouble finding parking. We ended up in the 30 minute parking at the Visitors Center and took our chance. When we went in May 2013 they had a Art Exhibit of pictures that were quilted - absolutely outstanding. The building itself is beautiful with a lovely ceiling too. A must see for any... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

The Capitol Building is termed the Roundhouse in Santa Fe due to the architectural design. Hallways run into a grand circle that overlooks the main floor. Every hallway features gorgeous art of differing periods, artists, styles and regions. If you're into politics, help yourself to a legislative committeee hearing in January-February or wander into the House or Senate Gallery to... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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280 reviews 280 reviews
125 attraction reviews
396 helpful votes 396 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

We booked our free tour the day before by calling 505-986-4589. We parked not far away in a lot that was free - 420 Galispeo. We were told about this lot when we booked the tour. Our party of 4 had our own guide, a young woman who did an excellent job. We actually could walk right in - no... More

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