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“Please Excuse the Mess”

Colorado State Capitol
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US$15.00*
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Denver Scavenger Hunt Adventure
Ranked #19 of 272 things to do in Denver
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed 27 October 2013

I think I may have hit this capitol at the wrong time - the dome is currently covered as it is undergoing renovations. It made taking decent photos a bit of a challenge. And, yes, there are some homeless folks hanging around the grounds. Nonetheless, I had a fantastic tour here. They're given on the hour and I was lucky enough to have a one-on-one with a very informative guide. And this is a lovely capitol building with two very impressive legislative chambers, along with some rose onyx that can pretty much only be found here. I even found out about some of the hijinks that have gone on there over the years - how fun! There is a parking lot on the East side of the building. It's seven bucks for the day and the spaces are awfully narrow, but this is a major metropolitan area, so it's kind of to be expected. I think it might be best, if you have the option, to wait until the renovations are through. At that point, this will indeed be a sight to see!

Thank capitolcollector2009
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"beautiful building"
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"mile above sea level"
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"stained glass"
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"lots of history"
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

The state Capitol is a beautiful building and well worth a tour. You can get a brochure and tour it on your own or join one of the hourly tours that are quite informative and take you to areas you might miss on your own. The guided tours are free.

Thank Lorowell
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

a few blocks from the mint....exterior under construction...beautiful grounds...inside is amazing...fine woodwork & marble...can't replicate this today...fine craftsmanship...while we were there...two hundred some hand made quilts were on display...wow...viewed different chambers of state govt...take a camera.

Thank richard s
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

We didn't take a tour but it was fun to see the red marble throughout the building.
They say its all the red marble in the world.
Wonderful architecture also.

Thank justme2ooo
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

Very intricate decorated architecture! The best part is they provide a wonderfully informational guided tour for free. The tour guides are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the information they share and welcome questions. My husband and I took a group of international students and they seemed to enjoy the tour too. Highly recommended, a great tour for children, teens and adults.

Thank kbdare
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