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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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We got a docent to give us a tour accenting their art collection and the architecture. It was great. As much Art as a Museum. Free admission. Not to be missed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Fircrest, Washington
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The building appears as just a round concrete/stucco building until you get inside and see all the marble and tile. Much thought was used to design the interior with small nook areas and round hallways as well. The skylight in the round atrium is a real treat. We had unencumbered access to most of the building on the ground floor... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We got a docent to give us a tour accenting their art collection and the architecture. It was great. As much Art as a Museum. Free admission. Not to be missed.

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Southlake, Texas
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

Surprisingly, there are over 500 pieces of artwork inside. None by Georgia O'Keefe. It's worth some time to go inside.

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Aurora, Ontario, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This building is so beautiful and the art on the second floor is so exceptional. Its free and there are great washrooms and it was worth the trip just for the recycled buffalo head. We were there on Good Friday and there is some amazing Christian crosses. One with tiny inlays of straw. There are so many different art medias... More 

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Dripping Springs, Texas
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We just heard about the New Mexico artist collection, but we were not prepared for it being as good as it is! The state has collected works of living New Mexico artists (some now deceased) for years. We thought most of the works would be marginal--at best. That is not the case! There are 4 floors of great pieces and... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We were received in an extremely friendly, professional manner. At no fee visitors are allowed right into the heart of New Mexico's Capitol. The building is stately and beautifully maintained. The priceless art collection wonderful to look at. What a privilege to be able to walk around all the beauty and history. New Mexico can be so very proud of... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We went inside this building as a recommendation of the Tourist Information. The houses were in session so it was only a brief visit in those. The art work on the walls was amazing. Mostly all areas were accessible. Our guide Marc was informative and interesting. Would recommend you go in here to hear the history and see the art.

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Nashville
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We were so glad someone told us to check out the Capitol building. There is a wonderful collection of artwork throughout the building - not to be missed!

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Houston, TX
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Title says it all. In a town that thrives on tourism, you would think it would be open on weekends. I can't believe how small the state capitol building of New Mexico is. This puts the state up there with Arizona, Oregon, and Tennessee as having the most underwhelming capitol buildings in the USA. Five of these could probably fit... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

A walk through this is worth the time. I was amazed that you could go through with a daypack and camera, taking photos at mid-day, with no searches or security hassles.

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