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Utah State Capitol

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Utah State Capitol featuring heritage architecture, an administrative building and night scenes

Join a tour of the elegant home of Utah’s state government and see its beautifully preserved neoclassical architecture, period decorations and artworks.

The hilltop landmark of the Utah State Capitol is one of Salt Lake City’s finest buildings. Overlooking the city from Capitol Hill, the Utah State Capitol is a magnificent example of neoclassical-revival architecture. Tour the building that has held the chambers and offices of the Utah State Legislature, the governor, the lieutenant governor and the attorney general since 1916. Admire the gorgeous furnishings of the public offices and the intriguing artworks displayed throughout the complex.

Begin your visit at the Visitor Center. Pick up brochures from the information desk and go on a self-guided tour of the building including a scavenger hunt for items on the second floor. Alternatively, join a guided tour and experience the Capitol complex with the help of a volunteer docent.

Wander through the grand halls, noticing the beautiful Georgia marble columns and panels. Step into the Rotunda to see artworks painted by locals during the Great Depression. Spot imagery that depicts the story of Utah, including early European settlers meeting Native Americans, railroad and mining industries, the liberty flag and seagulls saving the pioneers’ crops from crickets. Check out four large allegorical bronze statues that represent the motivations of the state government.

Visit the Governor’s Public Office, which contains beautiful timber furniture carved from trees that were uprooted during Salt Lake Valley’s 1999 tornado. See additional magnificent interiors in the House of Representatives Chamber, which is the meeting place for Utah’s 75 representatives. One mural shows the first women to vote in the state in 1870, while another features the Engen brothers creating the much-loved Ecker Hill ski jump. Note the natural light that floods in from numerous skylights and illuminates the building’s magnificent artworks.

The Utah State Capitol is located on Capitol Hill, a short distance north of Salt Lake City’s historic downtown and Temple Square. It is easy to reach by public bus. Park your car on the adjoining streets or at the LDS Conference Center parking lot. Docent-guided tours are free and last about an hour. Join a tour inside the east entrance of the Capitol building.

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Salt Lake Plaza Hotel at Temple Square
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