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New Mexico State Capitol (Roundhouse)

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Address: Paseo de Peralta and Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM
Phone Number: 505/986-4589
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Years ago I decided to start taking photos of state capitol buildings. Driving to this location, I thought I must have missed it. Hidden behind rows of white flowering trees, is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Years ago I decided to start taking photos of state capitol buildings. Driving to this location, I thought I must have missed it. Hidden behind rows of white flowering trees, is a rather unimpressive looking building. But, once inside you will find hallways of New Mexico citizens art work. Beautiful display in a circular set of hallways. The inner circle... More 

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Muskogee, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The Capitol is a treasure trove of artwork of every genre. We especially enjoyed the enormous buffalo head that was commissioned by a New Mexico artist from Socorro. It was designed utilizing found objects. It is not to be missed! My only criticism of the Capitol is the lack of parking and access for those requiring ADA assistance. I'm sure... More 

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Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We enjoy stopping to see state Capitol buildings and have been to most. The New Mexico Capitol is lovely, but plain compared to most. There just isn't much to see. The rotunda is plain, with just the state seal in the floor. There is some lovely art work around the building, and the galleries of the House and Senate were... More 

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Hudson, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

It was interesting to see the Capitol during the legislative session. The tour was very informative. It is a beautiful building with a lot of history.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

As with most state capitols the tour is pretty standard. However, the uniqueness about New Mexico's state capitol is the art. Santa Fe's artistic community has contributed significant works of art that can be seen on the walls inside the building and the sculpture on the outside grounds. Much of the work is by a "Whos Who" of NM artists.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Just Then Outside of the building is Great1 It Truly is a Round Building! All the Politicians>Governor meet there to make many of the decisions for the State!

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Woodinville, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

If you enjoy seeing state capitols (which I do), you should stop by this capitol and visit. Free tours by lots of docents at non-scheduled times. The art work throughout the roundhouse is absolutely beautiful and so varied that it is definitely worth enjoying as you stroll through the building. Also take a peak at the House and Senate.

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Fredericksburg, Texas USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This beautiful building is an art gallery and a governmental building. Walk the different floors to see the great art.

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Earth, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

For being the state capitol, it sure isn't impressive. The Texas capitol and grounds scream Texas. Even the door hinges have Texas on them. This looked like any government building in any city in America. I thought there would be a little more state pride in it than what there was.

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Roswell, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

A must for Santa Fe travelers! See NM lawmakers in action. The Round House is beautiful with georgeous artwork displayed thoughout the Capitol.

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