Salt Lake City Attractions
Utah State Capitol © Andrew Smith
Utah State Capitol
Modelled after the national capitol building in Washington D.C., the Utah State Capitol sits on a hill above the city surrounded by acres of landscaped gardens. Memory Grove to the east of the building contains statues honouring Utah veterans and the grounds are a favourite destination of joggers and walkers. The impressive granite structure of the Capitol is crowned by a copper dome and fronted by columns, representing one of the nation's greatest examples of Renaissance Revival architecture. A colossal chandelier illuminates interior walls covered with murals illustrating Utah's history while several busts proclaim the state's prominent figures, including the leader of the Mormon pioneers who founded Salt Lake City, Brigham Young.
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