Under initial construction for nearly four decades, the gorgeous Kansas State Capitol recently received a comprehensive renovation featuring refurbished original woodwork and gilt banisters. Enormous historical murals in the rotunda were also fully restored. But the capital building’s restoration centerpiece is a magnificent dome, where natural light from many windows illuminates stained glass and more stunning murals as well as carved archways. See where legislators meet to govern the state of Kansas, when you visit the impressive Representative Hall in the west wing and Senate Chamber in the east wing. They’re full of gorgeous faux marble, gold leaf paint and more impressive murals, particularly near the ceiling. Make a reservation for a free tour by the Kansas Historical Society, especially between January and May. There’s free underground parking at the north side of the building and a gift shop too.