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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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The art of government

The Capitol has a great art collection well worth a visit any time of year, but during the legislative sessions, beginning in late January and going for either 60 days or 30 days... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The Capitol has a great art collection well worth a visit any time of year, but during the legislative sessions, beginning in late January and going for either 60 days or 30 days (budget session), you can watch the legislative process up close and personal. They put freshmen legislators in this round building and tell them their office is in... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The owner of our B&B recommended visiting the State Capitol ("You may even see the governor!"). We were so glad we did. It's the first circular capitol building that we had ever seen. It's very easy to get into (no security lines). We were immediately greeted by a young man at the information desk who recommended the best way to... More 

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Lake Stevens, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The New Mexico capitol is one of the few built with a circular center and one that doesn't boast the traditional capitol dome. The Capitol building is also home to an extensive art collection that spans three floors encircling the rotunda bearing the New Mexico state seal. Paintings, sculptures and mixed media represent a vast array of New Mexican artists... More 

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Graham, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Capital building doubles over as an art museum. Stop at the Visitor's Center across the street and let them explain what you are going to see. Apparently, there is over $5 million worth of art hanging on the walls. As a government building, worth the stop for the architecture. Legislature not in session but there is a large visitors gallery... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Wow! Been to several state capitol buildings in the USA, but this is a must if you enjoy art and respect for state inhabitants! Over 600 pieces of very fine art displayed in the halls of government depicting most art forms. New Mexico is an artist mecca and the state realizes that in their capitol building. Don't forget to go... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The only round state capitol building in US. Excellent art collection that is worth a look. No admission to visit. Friendly staff.

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Sunnyvale, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

April 17 - August 17, 2015 Free exhibition of contemporary fiber art at the Capitol Rotunda Art Gallery. If your doggies are barking and you need to winnow out what you'll do for the day, keep this wonderful fiber art exhibit (that is ground floor at the Roundhouse) on your "to do" list while in Santa Fe. Then, pick a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

What a great find. Our city tour guide recommended we check out the capitols art. On three floors amongst the meeting rooms of the governor and the state assembly are fantastic works of art, old pieces, Indian rugs, sand paintings, modern sculpture and much more, ALL FREE. Just check in at the information desk and wander around. They even allow... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Our tour guide brought us by the state capital because of its architecture as well as the art that was exhibited in its rotunda. It is about a 30 minute stop but if you have time it is worth it.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

You will see a lot of permanent art in the Roundhouse. There is a special show through August 14. It is a fiber art exhibit of some of the finest work you will find anywhere. Thirty one artist and I am betting you will have a hard time picking the favorite. Free to the public and plenty of parking spaces.

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