Inside the Capitol
The inside of the building is adorned with what is believed to be the entire known supply of Colorado Rose Onyx, a rare rose marble from a quarry near Beulah, Colorado. White Yule Marble from the quarries near Marble, Colorado, was also used throughout the building for the floors. Many of the Colorado State Capitol's windows are stained glass, depicting people and events related to the history of Colorado. The third floor rotunda is decorated with portraits of the presidents of the United States and other artwork.
Visitors can tour the building on their own or with the services of an official tour guide. For information about the many types of tours available or to schedule a tour, click here. Be sure to see the original Colorado Supreme Court chambers, the House and Senate chambers (which are being restored now), visit Scout in the Governor's Office, take in the informational displays in Mr. Brown's Attic (and learn who it's named after) and stand at the bottom of the rotunda and look up (don't get dizzy!).
The Colorado State Capitol's outdoor observation deck will reopen with an official dedication for the dome restoration project on Oct. 2. It has been roughly eight years since the dome's outdoor observation deck was closed for safety reasons. To read more about the dome restoration project, click here.
To learn more about art and memorials in the capitol and grounds, click here.