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Utah State Capitol is one of the state's major landmarks, noted for its design that melds Neoclassical Revival and Corinthian style architecture. This combination of styles earned it a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. Designed by architect Richard K.A. Kletting and built between 1912 and 1916, the building overlooks Salt Lake City's downtown as the centerpiece of a complex of government structures. The building offers free guided tours of some of its common areas, including the imposing central rotunda, which features paintings of scenes from the state's early history. Outside the grand building you can explore a picturesque park that contains several memorials and a reflecting pond. Plan trip to Salt Lake City with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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Utah State Capitol reviews
Able to wander through this state capitol building at own leisure seeing the various state offices a lovely setting with great views of the snow capped mountains. Free parking on site. Opposite is..... more
Able to wander through this state capitol building at own leisure seeing the various state offices a lovely setting with great views of the snow capped mountains. Free parking on site. Opposite is..... more »
It is a walk uphill to visit the state capitol but worth it. It is a wonderful building both in winter and summer! There are better view points around the city but just do a 360 and you are blessed..... more
It is a walk uphill to visit the state capitol but worth it. It is a wonderful building both in winter and summer! There are better view points around the city but just do a 360 and you are blessed..... more »
Nice to be able to visit the Capitol in your own pace. You could look into the different chambers, and enjoy the various displays on the history of Utah. The view from the Capitol over SLC is also...
Nice to be able to visit the Capitol in your own pace. You could look into the different chambers, and enjoy the various displays on the history of Utah. The view from the Capitol over SLC is also... more »
Beautifully done! You have to visit this place. I really enjoyed the history. The architecture was amazing inside. So much more to see than I expected. If you are visiting Salt Lake City you should definitely check this place out! This is an excellent place to go when the weather isn’t great outside. I highly recommend this place.
Our 1st stop here upon arriving from Ft Worth, to visit family and grab some of that historic snow! We just randomly arrived, and walked right in, and took a stroll throughout the building. Tours are available, but not for us today... timing. The architecture is stunning, regal, and somewhat intimidating. Bring your best behavior, and quiet voice, as this place will transform you to a different time and place. WOW! The history, art, marble, and meeting rooms were a delight to wander about. I suddenly found my posture improving, and my respect for those before us, well... humbling. Yay for us, just spontaneously stopping in. So worth your time. Nice job Utah!
Neat place to visit and learn about! The architecture is beautiful. The tour for us (school group) included being able to see the earthquake supports that have been recently placed under the building. We were also able to see the court room. In that room is a hand-made timer for helping the speakers know when to stop. The timer is in the shape of a traffic light that was built by Lester Farnsworth Wire who made the first version of a traffic light in the state of Utah, in 1912. The "traffic light" timer is still used today. There are great resources on the Utah state capital website such as scavenger hunt games and coloring sheets for use during your tour. So much to see and learn about.
A beautiful building that was so worth visiting. Both the exterior and the interior of the building are grand and elegant. The surrounding view is amazing, with beautiful skies, mountains, and downtown in sight. These make this spot also a great place for photos.
I loved this tour! This has been one of my favorite Capitol buildings. It is so big and grand. I did a guided tour and so was able to go into the Senate and Representative assembly rooms. So many interesting facts and info provided on the tour.
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