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Wyoming State Capitol

Wyoming State Capitol

The cornerstone of the Wyoming State Capitol was laid in Cheyenne on May 18, 1887. Located at 24th Street and Capitol Avenue, the Capitol is a three-and-one-half story structure, about 300 feet long by 83 to 112 feet wide exclusive of approaches. The height of both the center and wings from ground to roof is about 60 feet, although the distance from the grade of the building to the top of the spire on the dome is 146 feet. The Wyoming Capitol has been, and still is, a dominant structure on the Cheyenne skyline, in addition to being historically one of the most important buildings in the state.

On Dec. 15, 1963, a statue of Esther Morris was dedicated on the south front of the Wyoming Capitol and stands there today.

In most years, the Capitol Building is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday for self-guided tours. Guided tours are provided by appointment or upon request when time permits between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. No tours will be available the first week of the general legislative session. For more information, call 307-777-7220, or visit the website at https://sites.google.com/a/wyo.gov/capitol-page/.

Currently, however, the Wyoming Capitol is closed for major remodeling and will remain closed until restoration efforts are complete. The project is expected to be finished in late 2018. All offices in the Capitol have been moved to temporary locations for the duration of the project:

Wyoming Governor’s Office: The main office and the policy offices, which were formerly located in the Herschler Building, to 2323 Carey Avenue in Cheyenne. The website is http://governor.wyo.gov. The mailing address is 2323 Carey Avenue | Cheyenne, WY 82002.  

Wyoming Secretary of State’s Office: 2020 Carey Avenue on the sixth and seventh floors. The website is http://soswy.state.wy.us/. The mailing address is: 2020 Carey Avenue, Suites 600 and 700 | Cheyenne, WY 82002-0020.

Wyoming State Auditor's Office:  to 2020 Carey Avenue on the eighth and ninth floors. The website is http://sao.wyo.gov. The mailing address is different than the temporary location: State Capitol, 114 | Cheyenne, WY 82002.  

Wyoming State Treasurer's Office:  to 2020 Carey Avenue on the third and fourth floors. The website is https://treasurer.state.wy.us/. The mailing address is different than the temporary location: State Capitol, 200 West 24th Street | Cheyenne, WY 82002.  

Wyoming Legislature:  to the Jonah Business Center, located at 3001 E. Pershing Blvd. in Cheyenne. The website is www.wyoleg.gov. The Legislature’s mailing address remains the same: 200 W. 24th Street Room 213 | Cheyenne, WY 82002. 

Wyoming Attorney General’s Office: to 2320 Capitol Avenue in Cheyenne. The website is http://ag.wyo.gov/. The mailing address is 2320 Capitol Avenue | Cheyenne, WY 82002.