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Travel Guide to Denver Attractions – the Colorado State Capitol

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Denver is the capital and largest city of Colorado, USA. Known as “The Mile-High City”, Denver sits at an altitude of 5,280 feet/1,600 meters above sea level and lies where the Great plains give way to the Rocky Mountains. The Colorado State Capitol is located in Denver which is home to the Colorado General Assembly. It houses the offices of Governor of Colorado, and the Lieutenant governor of Colorado. The building was constructed in the year 1890 and opened for use in the year 1894.

The entrance of the building is open 180 feet to the top of the dome. This building is a division of Denver civic Center area. The interior of the building was constructed with abundant amount of Colorado Rose Onyx and the floors of the building are designed with white Yule Marble. There are numerous designs in the marble which include images which resemble George Washington and Molly Brown.

The Colorado State Capitol was designed with modern safety features such as enclosed stairs towers, and more. The windows of the Capitol are made with stained glass. The special thing about the construction of the Colorado State Capitol is that the hall is decorated with the portraits of every president of United States.

There are galleries in the Colorado State Capitol which attracts many tourist people to visit the building again. The galleries in the Capitol are:

Rotunda Interior
Colorado house of representative
Colorado Senate chamber
Gallery of Presidents
Dome exterior
Old Colorado supreme court chambers

There are interior and exterior Colorado State Capitol virtual tours which help the tourist people to know about the history and construction of the building. The exterior tours include Likens drinking fountain, Liberty bell, civil war memorial and more.

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