Salt Lake City Sights

Utah State Capitol

  • 350 N. State St. Map It
  • Capitol Hill
  • Government Building

Published 01/19/2016

Fodor's Review

Utah's legislature meets just once a year, for 45 days from January to March. Otherwise the state's grandiose capitol can feel a little like a granite-and-marble ghost town. In 1912, after the state reaped $800,000 in inheritance taxes from the estate of Union Pacific Railroad president Edward Harriman, work began on the Renaissance Revival structure that tops Capitol Hill. From the exterior steps you get a marvelous view of the entire Salt Lake Valley. In the rotunda beneath the 165-foot-high dome, a series of murals, commissioned as part of a Works Progress Administration project during the Depression, depicts the state's history. Don't miss the gold-leafed State Reception Room, the original state supreme court, and the Senate gallery. Free guided tours are offered weekdays 9–5, on the hour.

Sight Information

Address:

350 N. State St., Salt Lake City, Utah, 84114, United States

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Phone:

801-538–1800

Sight Details:

  • Weekdays 7 am–8 pm, weekends and holidays 8–6

Published 01/19/2016

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