Colorado State Capitol
When your group takes a trip to Denver, you should consider visiting the Colorado State Capitol. Group members can admire the beautiful architecture, check out interactive displays, and walk around exploring various areas of the building. Guests of all ages will enjoy learning about Colorado’s unique heritage. You will also learn about the general assembly as part of the experience.
You will also have the opportunity to learn about the early history of the state and look at exquisite artwork. Visitors can check out areas of the building such as the original Supreme Court chamber, the Senate and House of Representatives chambers, and Mr. Brown's attic. The artwork on display includes stained glass portraits, Women's Gold Tapestry, and murals that were designed by Allen Tupper True. You will also see the presidential portrait gallery.
Mr. Brown's Attic is an exhibit area that is dedicated to Colorado history, details of the capitol's construction, and other fascinating details pertaining to the building. The building’s original signature dome was made of copper. It was swapped out for gold in 1908 due to the copper’s tendency to oxidize thus creating a dull patina cover. The dome was plated with 200 ounces of glistening 24-karat gold leaf to commemorate Colorado’s Gold Rush and the brave pioneers and miners who helped build Colorado. The capitol sits exactly one mile high above sea level.