Utah State Capitol Tours

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The neoclassical Utah State Capitol Building opened in 1916 and is home to the offices and chambers of the state Legislature, governor, and other government officials. The building is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and features artwork, historical items, and monuments both inside and around the grounds.
 
The Basics
As one of Salt Lake City’s most prominent landmarks, the Capitol Building is included on most city sightseeing tours. Free tours of the Capitol are led by volunteer docents on weekdays and depart from just inside the east entrance, or you may explore on your own. Highlights include rotating exhibits about Utah’s history and heritage in the fourth floor gallery, and the architecture and frescoes of the Rotunda.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • A visitor services office is open on weekdays.
  • A limited number of wheelchairs are available to use at the Visitor Services office.
  • An access ramp is located between the Capitol and the Senate buildings.
  • Brochures are available inside the east entrance for those taking a self-guided tour.
 
How to Get There
The Capitol building is situated at the northern end of State Street, Salt Lake City’s main thoroughfare. It can be reached via public transportation on bus No. 500. Public parking lots are located on the east side of the Senate Building; street parking is also available but visitors should pay attention to street signs for any limits.
 
When to Get There
The Capitol Building is open every day, including weekends and holidays. Weddings often take place on the weekends. Other types of events also take place throughout the building and grounds; if you’re lucky, you might catch a choral performance in the Rotunda.
 
Temple Square
If you’re at the Capitol Building, you’re within walking distance of Temple Square, just 0.6 miles (1 kilometer) away in the direction of downtown. Owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the plaza is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of the city’s top visitor attractions, where you can walk around the landscaped grounds and visit temples, monuments, and other sites that are important to the Mormon church.
Location
Address: 350 North State Street, Salt Lake City 84114, USA
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Salt Lake City Sightseeing Tour

Go sightseeing in Salt Lake City with ease on this 4-hour coach tour. You’ll see some of Utah's top urban attractions like the Mormon Trail, Temple Square, Old Deseret Village, the State Capitol Building, Fort Douglas and sites from the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. Plus, purchase lunch at the Lion House, the former home of pioneer Brigham Young, and take in a live recital at the renowned Mormon Tabernacle.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Salt Lake City Tour and the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square Performance

Enjoy a performance from the world-renowned Tabernacle Choir plus a sightseeing tour of Salt Lake City, Utah on this guided, 5-hour adventure. Start with a trek around beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah’s high-elevation capital. See many of the city’s popular sites, like the Utah State Capitol building, This is the Place Heritage Park and the 10-acre Temple Square complex. Then take in a performance by the Grammy- and Emmy Award-winning, 360-member, all-volunteer Tabernacle Choir. Local hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Ultimate VIP Salt Lake City Tour with Mormon Tabernacle Organ Recital

Explore Salt Lake City like a VIP on a private walking tour and benefit from the insider knowledge of a local guide. Stroll around the landmarks and gardens of Temple Square, visit the famous Union Pacific Train Station, and explore Capitol Hill and the Utah State Capital building. During the tour, enjoy a memorable pipe organ recital at the legendary Mormon Tabernacle auditorium.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Trolley Tour of Salt Lake City

Explore Salt Lake City on this 1.5-hour trolley tour. Traveling on a replica streetcar, you'll see the city's historical districts and make several photo stops at landmarks and attractions. The uniformed trolley conductor acts as your guide. Select a morning or afternoon tour when booking.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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Best of Salt Lake City - Private Sightseeing Tour

With just one day to experience Salt Lake City, this private tour lets you explore at your own pace and benefit from the undivided attention of a private guide. Stroll around the landmarks and gardens of Temple Square, admire the historic buildings along Brigham Street, visit Capitol Hill and the Utah State Capital building, and enjoy views over Salt Lake City and the surrounding Rocky Mountains.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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