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Colorado State Government: Capitol Building

200 E Colfax Ave, Denver, Colorado 80203 USA

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“Home of the Colorado General Assembly”

The Colorado State Capitol Building, located at 200 East Colfax Avenue in Denver, Colorado, is the home of the Colorado General Assembly and the offices of the Governor of Colorado and Lieutenant Governor of Colorado. The building is intentionally reminiscent of the United States Capitol. Designed by Elijah E. Myers, it was constructed in the 1890s from Colorado white granite, and opened for use in November 1894. The distinctive gold dome consists of real gold plate, first added in 1908, commemorating the Colorado Gold Rush. The building is part of Denver's Civic Center area. Serving as the beginning of the Capitol Hill district, the historic building sits slightly higher than the rest of downtown Denver. The main entrance hall is open 180 feet (55 m) to the top of the dome, about the height of an 18-story building. Additionally, the official elevation of Denver is measured outside the west entrance to the building, where the fifteenth step is engraved with the words "One Mile Above Sea Level." From this step, at 5,280 feet (1,609 m), the sun can be seen setting behind the Rocky Mountains. A second mile high marker was set in the 18th step in 1969 when Colorado State University students resurveyed the elevation. In 2003, a more accurate measurement was made with modern means, and the 13th step was identified as being one mile (1.6 km) high, where a 3rd marker was installed.

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Robert S.

The Capitol building is open from 7:30am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday. Free guided tours are available at 10am, 11am, 12pm, and 1pm, and are first come, first serve. Guided tours include a trip... Read more

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Travis T.

I have been to this building a couple of times. I love architecture and this is one of the nicest State Capital buildings that I have seen. It was constructed in the late 1800s and made of white... Read more

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Boon C.

This may be the smallest capitol building that we have visit. We arrived 3:45 pm. The building close at 5 pm. The guided tour is over by that time. We just roam the building by ourselves. The... Read more

Colorado State Government: Capitol Building

200 E Colfax Ave
Denver, Colorado
80203 USA
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