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Utah State Capitol
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Utah State Capitol which includes an administrative buidling, heritage architecture 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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4 out of 5
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The price is $99 per night from Apr 23 to Apr 24
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Salt Lake Plaza Hotel at Temple Square
Salt Lake Plaza Hotel at Temple Square
3 out of 5
122 W South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $79 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
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3 out of 5
55 N 400 West St, Salt Lake City, UT
The price is $122 per night from Apr 29 to Apr 30
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Little America Hotel
Little America Hotel
4 out of 5
500 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT
The price is $99 per night from Apr 23 to Apr 24
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Salt Lake Plaza Hotel at Temple Square
Salt Lake Plaza Hotel at Temple Square
3 out of 5
122 W South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT
The price is $79 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
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Hyatt Place Salt Lake City/Downtown/The Gateway
Hyatt Place Salt Lake City/Downtown/The Gateway
3 out of 5
55 N 400 West St, Salt Lake City, UT
The price is $122 per night from Apr 29 to Apr 30
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Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites Salt Lake City - Downtown
Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites Salt Lake City - Downtown
3 out of 5
230 W 500 S, Salt Lake City, UT
The price is $96 per night from Apr 27 to Apr 28
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Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown
Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown
4 out of 5
215 W South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT
The price is $110 per night from Apr 30 to May 1
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The Grand America Hotel
The Grand America Hotel
5 out of 5
555 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT
The price is $249 per night from Apr 26 to Apr 27
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Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek
Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek
4 out of 5
75 S West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT
The price is $119 per night from May 21 to May 22
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Kimpton Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
15 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, UT
The price is $159 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
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