Colorado State Capitol
Colorado State Capitol
4.5
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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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.
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  • Deborah C
    El Paso, Texas26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great buying to visit.
    Very enjoyable. The tour guide took her time to give us historic history. She took her time and did not rush us. The interior of the State Capital is breath taking. We even got to go all the way to the top of the dome and outside of it. Worth the free tour!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 3 November 2023
  • CrystalEats
    South Bend, Indiana138 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Free Tour!
    This was interesting in that they tell you the details of how/when it was built and where much of the stone was resourced from (shocker - Colorado), show you some beautiful rooms and answer all your questions. There is an elevator to the 3rd floor if needed, but then you must be able to go upstairs. The final climb takes you to the dome and if you are w a tour, they open the doors and you can walk around the outside at the top! Very cool and great for photos.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 26 November 2023
  • Eva T
    United Kingdom2,450 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive building
    We saw the building from many streets when walking. Its position, many columns, golden top and flags telling everybody this is govermnental place. From the front you can see Rockies in the distance, Denver City Council building (also impressive one), Lincoln Veterans Memorial park and tall brown obelisk. On the stairs you can find mile high marker.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 June 2024
  • Bernard W
    Dallas, Texas1,915 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tour the Capitol and/or the Dome
    We missed the tour, but got to see the House and Senate on our own. We scheduled to go up to the dome, but a fire alarm changed that plan. Still, it was nice to know that a dome tour is an option, since one cannot enter on their own.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 June 2024
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Tourist78
Fort Lauderdale, FL18 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Couples
On our way back home we stopped in Denver we were so disappointed, this city and especially state capitol is homeless land and dirty. We were harassed by homeless people. Vandalism had occurred to many buildings . Too bad this city could be beautiful ! We cannot recommend visiting this city at the moment
Written 6 September 2020
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Scott S
68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
My wife and I visit capitol buildings in our travels around the country (27 and counting). We got there before the tours begin for the day and walked around on our own for about an hour before a tour started. We're glad we did as we had already taken most of the pictures we wanted to take before the tour. We had a newer tour guide, but an experienced guide was also along so he answered questions and added information the newer guide couldn't. They explained the usual type of stuff guides typically explain on these tours (cost, when it was built, architect, materials, etc.) but also pointed out some unique features of the building.

If you can, I would VERY strongly recommend going on a tour that includes the dome tour. I believe this is done only on the morning tours. This allows you to go up to the dome on the inside of the building as well as being able to go up and walk around the building on the outside from up there. The railing has information plates pointing to landmarks or mountains in the distance (like the Red Rocks theater, which was cool seeing from that far away!). There is also a museum of sorts on the upper level leading to the dome that has some very interesting displays.
Written 10 June 2022
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Jen Travels
Detroit, MI6 805 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Friends
The protesters were already starting to build up in numbers, but we were able to see the building and walk up close. The grounds are beautiful with lots of statues and such. There's a Liberty Bell there too. I love the roof. Very big building and completely paved walkways.
Written 6 June 2020
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csatths
Peoria, AZ133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
A beautiful capital building that has an official marker when you cross the 1 mile mark at 5,280 Feet above sea level. The marking is etched into the 13th step riser of the main stairway. Great view of Denver's Courthouse and the foothills of the Rockies.
Written 25 January 2020
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Carrie A
Charlotte, NC671 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
Was a bit cold so had the place to ourselves. If you’re staying in the city you can take the free bus that drops you off right by the capitol buildings. The only thing I would suggest is be aware of your surroundings. There are a lot of homeless people camped out on the sidewalks. Other than that it’s still amazing to me how they built all these wonderful buildings so long ago here where I’m sure was the middle of nowhere at that time. And don’t forget to check out the Unsinkable Molly Brown house which is only a couple streets away.
Written 24 January 2022
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MelissaWP
Shorewood, IL508 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
After finishing the free walking tour around downtown Denver, I decided on a whim totally unplanned to rush back here to get in the last free tour at 2:00 (I the only one there so it was quite an exclusive tour). The building itself is quite impressive inside but when you mix in an hour's worth of historical, interesting facts it made it all the more impressive. The best part is at the end being taken up to the very top of the dome outside to walk around the catwalk; what a view! Tom is a fabulous tour guide.
Written 18 September 2021
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Cindy McPhee
Rocklin, CA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Family
It’s pathetic. Let this be an example for our nation . Let a wealthy Person fund his own governor campaign & get donations from outside the state & outside the country instead of the people of the state choose to fund his campaign & couple it with a democratic mayor & you can ruin a city . Denver feels heartless & cold & thier capital shows it .
Written 16 October 2020
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Nikki W
108 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
I normally don't visit government buildings, but I saw that they offered a free tour and thought, why not? The tour guide was great; she told us a lot about the history and architecture of the building, as well as about Colorado legislature--most of which you would not learn by touring on your own. If you join a tour, you can also walk up to the dome and get a great 360 view of the area. The actual building is very beautiful!
Written 15 September 2022
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eddi10c
Edinburgh, UK664 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
Beautiful state capitol. We joined a one hour free tour of the building, expertly led by a friendly, informative guide. Like a lot of state capitols, the architecture is incredibly impressive, indeed, imposing. The building is maintainable and being restored to its historic high standard.
The free tour includes access to the dome and terrace with fabulous views over the city and to the Rockies.
Very impressive.
Written 14 September 2022
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LeapChef_29_88
Myrtle Beach, SC41 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Couples
Me and my fiance where walking up to the state capital because we wanted to take pictures and there where HOSTILE and VULGAR homeless people lined up the side walks. Some where going as far as touching themselves and aggressivly harassing us. I know there is a pandemic going on however, I will never bring my kids here. I am so happy they where not with is while we where there for a week. The city its self is not what its painted out to be. If you go make sure to protect yourself. This was the only picture i could get while we where there before i witnesse a homeless manplaying with himself in his pant staring at us . It may look dark but it was only 6 p.m. If you go please carry something on you to protect yourself specially you woman out there!
Written 12 November 2020
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