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Address: Old Santa Fe Trail at Paseo de Peralta, Lower Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM
Phone Number: 505-986-4589
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Description: The seat of New Mexico's government, the "Roundhouse" also displays a...
The seat of New Mexico's government, the "Roundhouse" also displays a diverse collection of state artists.
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Attached to the Round House and also has art work

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2014
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I was visiting Santa Fe with two friends from Albuquerque, New Mexico. They had never been inside the Capitol Building but told me that there was art collection to see there if I wanted to do so. So in we went! We spent an hour or maybe was it more time... it was well worth the walk. The art collection... More 

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Manassas, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Be sure to visit the State Capitol Building in Santa Fe. It has three floors of a variety of wonderful art, including a life size buffalo head made from bits and pieces of all sorts of "stuff". Additionally the building itself is unique and lovely. It's an easy two block walk from The Plaza.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Most unusual government building I've visited. Round and loaded with a variety of fascinating art on every inch of wall space on multiple floors. Cool to be able to walk into the legislative rooms, particularly since one meets for 60 days once a year, and the other only every two years, and receive no pay. Great idea for the other... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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138 attraction reviews
610 helpful votes 610 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
38 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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157 reviews 157 reviews
49 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
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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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320 reviews 320 reviews
117 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
29 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 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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