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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
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Most authentic capitol building

Few if any capital buildings really evoke the history or culture of their state as does this one. In pure Pueblo style, the building is shaped like an Indian Pueblo's kiva - a... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Few if any capital buildings really evoke the history or culture of their state as does this one. In pure Pueblo style, the building is shaped like an Indian Pueblo's kiva - a ceremonial building at the center of Puebloan life. For the art lovers, the building and its annex house a tremendous collection of local art - some of... More 

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We try to visit the state capitol in every state we visit. Santa Fe is New Mexico's. The building is beautiful inside, large rotunda with beautiful ceiling. Visited in the House and Senate chambers. The outside is not too impressive, does have a large circular porch surround. Visited on a Friday, pretty much deserted. I though it strange that there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Who would have thought that the State Capitol building would house such a superior art collection? The grounds house beautiful bronze sculptures which is just the tip of the iceberg of treasures you will find. The building itself is stunning with the walls on the ground floor covered in a creme and gold marble and the ceiling in translucent blue... More 

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Hays, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had read about the art collection at the capitol here on Trip Advisor and then our bicycle tour guide recommended it. We spent over an hour enjoying the many art pieces by New Mexico artists. The current exhibition "The Alchemy of Decay" is a must-see! Admission is free.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An understated structure in my opinion but found onsite staff extremely cordial and helpful. New Mexico can be proud of their people!

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came here because I like seeing capitol buildings, and wasn't expecting much from a newer building. But the art collection here really made the whole place. There was a really creative exhibit on the lower level, as well as tons of New Mexico art throughout the rest of the building. The building itself was kind of meh, but the... More 

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Cle Elum, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thought we would just peek in to see the State Capitol building on our way to a museum. 2 hours later we finished exploring the wonderful and extensive collection of work by New Mexican artists on display there. Just like going to an art museum, but it is free.

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Anaheim, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here on our tram tour to use the restrooms and take a quick look inside Capitol Building. We were surprised we did not have to pass thru security checks as we did in Baton Rouge, LA at their State Capitol. The art work inside this Capitol is extraordinary and I love the statue outside of the kids playing tug... More 

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Rogers, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful capitol building!! We visited it on a tour, and our tour guide told us lots of interesting information about the capitol.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The New Mexico State Capitol building is it the only round state capitol in the United States (also known informally as "the Roundhouse"). On a trip to Albuquerque, NM to see the annual Balloon Fiesta we added in an extra couple of days to check out Santa Fe. We have been to many state capitol buildings as we have traveled... More 

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