- Associated Press - Thursday, January 7, 2016

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - State leaders are deciding whether to put additional funds into the State Capitol renovation project to make the national historic landmark more attractive to tourists.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports (https://bit.ly/1ZPfYLl ) that the Capitol Building Oversight Group considered a plan Tuesday to include educational and interpretive features as part of the three-year project to overhaul the building. The project is estimated to cost $3.1 million.

The funds would be in addition to the $300 million already going into the Capitol Square Project, which includes renovations of the Capitol and nearby Herschler Building.

Tourism officials say the extra funds for a visitor center and multimedia and interactive exhibits would help bring more visitors to the Capitol.

The Wyoming Tourism Office estimates that 200,000 visitors tour the building each year.

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Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle, https://www.wyomingnews.com


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