Visitors are invited to tour the capitol building on their own during normal hours or with a guided tour. Call 777-7220 for tour information.
Home of the Wyoming legislature and the offices of top elected officials, the building also houses displays on the state's wildlife and culture. The governor maintains an open door policy, so visitors may just see him walking through the halls or at work in his office.
The building's cornerstone was laid on May 18, 1887. Maps, a roster of territorial officers and other papers were placed in the cornerstone. The first two courses of the building are made from sandstone from the quarries of Fort Collins, Colorado. The remainder of the building was made of sandstone from the quarries in Rawlins, Wyoming.
The Dome of the capitol is covered in just one ounce of real gold leaf. The dome is periodically regilded as damage occurs. The process has been done less than ten times. A highly skilled person is needed to put this leaf in place because, if handle incorrectly, it will disintegrate. The peak of the dome is 146 feet high, and the base is 50 feet in diameter.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a m. to 4:30 p. m.