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New Mexico State Capitol (Roundhouse)

Paseo de Peralta and Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM
505/986-4589
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Ranked #6 of 110 Attractions in Santa Fe
Type: Government Buildings
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minnesota
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96 reviews 96 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The State Capitol building in Santa Fe is actually the third or fourth location for the state capitol. The building is not the typical marble domed structure you usually think of. This is a newer building but it has a special character about it. Take the guided tour,very good. Also, the walls are covered by local art- very nice!

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NYC
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

The State Capitol building was a hidden gem--a bit off the beaten track, but worth it if you enjoy contemporary New Mexican art. We arrived in late afternoon (the legislature was not in session) and were free to explore on our own. Named the Roundhouse for its circular design and soaring dome, each floor is a circle with spokes (hallways)... More

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Covington, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

I am making a tour of all the state capitols. This one is beautiful and unique - not being in the rotunda form. The art work is nearly beyond description - it felt more like museum than a capitol. I would have loved to take a tour but we were short of time. However, the self guided tour that I... More

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Dayton, Ohio
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7 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Stopped in the "Roundhouse" since we were walking around Santa Fe and it had started to drizzle so we needed to get out of the rain. We were pleasantly surprised that besides staying dry the Capitol has some very good art work and several interesting places to see.

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Rochester, MN
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Only had a few minutes to check this out, but definitely would come back to check out all the Artwork on display inside the State Capitol. Nice place to walk through while checking out Santa Fe.

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Odessa, Ukraine
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Unusual architecture and huge collection of NM art make this worthwhile to visit. I had a tour guide, but one can easily visit independently

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Seattle, Washington
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68 reviews 68 reviews
34 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I just got to say we had a surprising time wondering the halls of the Round House. Art is usually not a pastime adventure. But around (no pun intended) every corner something to feast the eyes on. No security hurdles to endure & I found the different furniture quite amazing. Curb appeal is 2 stars, but inside 5 stars plus.... More

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Sun City Center, Fl
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We walked there on a very hot day....found the annex and walked through the art display. It was quiet, nothing going on. But we were there!

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Pittsburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

the New Mexico Statehouse is a very clean and attractive place but what makes it unique is that it is a remarkable "showcase" for a huge amount of art by New Mexico artists...and it's FREE!

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The collection of art to be seen is amazing. What a good idea collecting New Mexico art and having it on display. A fine way to spend an hour walking thru the building

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