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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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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Art exhibits and free access to building

The Capitol is across the street from the visitor center and offers a free parking garage about 1/2 block away. We initially planned to walk through the Capitol from the parking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Idaho Falls, Idaho
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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Capitol is across the street from the visitor center and offers a free parking garage about 1/2 block away. We initially planned to walk through the Capitol from the parking garage to get to the square. However, there was a multi-media exhibit on the first floor. We found it unique, well-lit and it really caught our attention. In addition,... More 

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La Mirada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very modern capital building with outstanding art and paintings on several floors for viewing. There was no charge for entry so we visited paintings on several floors

Thank TravelerLaMirada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good exhibits of New Mexico. Staff very informed and ready to help. The art on the upper floor is considered some of the best in the state. They have activity pages for for little ones' n the outside gardens feature Native plants.

Thank Margaret N
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoy touring State Capitols. Because this one is the only round one in the US, I decided to see it! It is newer, but very nice. The House and Senate were not in session, so the doors are open for you to walk in. There is an art museum to tour, and the center is beautiful and open to... More 

Thank ChickPosseeGirl
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very worthwhile place to visit, the Capitol is a notably well-designed building containing a large and varied collection of New Mexican art. Also interesting statuary in the beautifully maintained grounds

Thank jburndred
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have occasion to visit the state capitol building with some frequency, usually when the Legislature is in session...which alternates between 30-day and 60-day sessions. At those times, the place is full and buzzing with energy..and with special events and exhibits scheduled on the main floor. The rest of the year it is fairly quiet and you can admire the... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my first visit inside a State Capitol building. I was very impressed by the ready (and free) access given to 3 of the 4 floors within the building. The art work throughout is impressive as is the architecture (as the name suggests it is round). In particular you can visit the Governors Office (at least the outside of... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spend a half an hour here with a friend who worked here to explain & guide us. Interesting and a worthwhile site to visit while here in town. Not that it rains here often but it would be good to do on a rainy day.

Thank Boggio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can imagine the livelihood this building has carried through all the years its always a pleasant visit and fun during session. Lots to be seen and learned. Wonderful Dining down the street. a true treasure.

Thank Charles A
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It didn't look like the State Capitol from the outside but inside was a great delight. The generosity of access to the general public was exemplary and proudly exhibited the State History from the unique perspective of government. A Must See

Thank neilajones

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