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Utah State Capitol, Salt Lake City

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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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  • It is not as impressive as other State Capitols. It has guided tour on every hour starting at 10 am on Monday till Friday. We were there on Sunday. Just walker around and gained a good understanding.....  more
    It is not as impressive as other State Capitols. It has guided tour on every hour starting at 10 am on Monday till Friday. We were there on Sunday. Just walker around and gained a good understanding.....  more »
  • Beautiful building and place to walk around, and a great spot to check out the history of the State of Utah. 
    Beautiful building and place to walk around, and a great spot to check out the history of the State of Utah.  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.

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