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“Colorado State Captial”

Colorado State Capitol
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Ranked #11 of 251 things to do in Denver
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Owner description: A key feature in the Denver skyline because of its gold bell-shaped dome, the Capitol Building, fittingly in the Mile High City, has a point located at exactly 5,280 feet above sea level. Free tours are available for visitors.
Phoenix, Arizona
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“Colorado State Captial”
Reviewed December 18, 2012

Something to do while we were awaiting a luncheon date, but this Capital visit was more interesting than we expected it to be. Different guided tours are available free of charge hourly, but our time schedule did not allow for this. We were carrying some bags that would not clear the security clearance, so we decided to not even go inside far enough to see the capital dome. the need for security is obvious, but this was unfortunate. Outside, the dome was undergoing some renovations.
There is a HUGE homeless population problem on the capital grounds. They gather in groups and one must walk among them to travel across the 'Mall'. Had I been alone, their presence would have made this tour impossible for me. It's best to avoid them when they come looking for 'donations'. We found this problem to be quite common in Denver and unfortunate.
The grounds are pretty, although this was a windy December day and things were dry and brown. They are laid out similar to Washington DC. The 13th Step up to the Capital doors is marked for elevation so that's where the moniker The Mile-High City' comes from.
We enjoyed the walk across the Mall (again, except for the homeless) and the copies of the Liberty Bell, the Washington Monument, and the Civil War Veterans Memorial.

Visited December 2012
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Chicago, IL
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“So So tour”
Reviewed December 5, 2012

The building itself is impressive, but our tour guide was quite lacking. It reinforces what I already knew - an enthusiastic and knowledgeable tour guide makes or breaks the tour.

Visited December 2012
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Littleton, Colorado
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“Colorado State Capitol - Beautiful building, great guides”
Reviewed November 29, 2012

With its spectacular gold dome, stained glass windows that honor prominent Coloradans, incredible marble walls and floors, the Colorado State Capitol is a must! Tour guides are fabulous, and they relate to all ages, from elementary schoolchildren to senior citizens. If they can't answer a question on the spot, they will let you know the answer at the end of the tour. Whenever I travel to a capital city, I always tour the capitol. Colorado's capitol is amazing!

The free Sixteenth Street Mall shuttle is within walking distance!

Visited October 2012
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Ilford, United Kingdom
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“D & D”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

What a gem apart from the filthy park outside this place is a treasure. Beautiful building inside with lots to see including the two chambers, only downside thet could do with a suitable restaurant for visitors.

Visited August 2012
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Denver, Colorado, United States
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“Beautiful Dome”
Reviewed November 24, 2012

Very interesting. Always a pleasure to visit. View from the dome is awesome. Murals tell a good Colorado story.

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