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Address: 1007 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50319
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Beautiful & stately building

Great architecture! This building is well preserved and the tour guides do a great job! You get the opportunity to see multiple floors, different types of rooms and a beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Great architecture! This building is well preserved and the tour guides do a great job! You get the opportunity to see multiple floors, different types of rooms and a beautiful building!

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Des Moines area
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We took the 8th generation of our family to the Iowa State Capital building. Architecturally stunning, historically one of the best samples of Iowa history, and just for fun can't be matched. The entire grounds, the statues, the memorials, the building itself, the view from the dome(s) all makes this a must see and do for past and future generations.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

In comparison to other state capitals, this one is a beauty. Gold leaf domed exterior. Beautiful woodwork and marble inside.

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Dubuque, Iowa
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169 reviews 169 reviews
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The Iowa capitol gives visitors the opportunity to walk into the office of the governor, see replicas of battleships carrying the name Iowa, and see flags carried into battle during the Civil War. The trip to the balcony is alone worth the visit. Knowing the name of a legislator will get you the opportunity to visit the floor of the... More 

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Norwalk, Iowa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

You have to come and see for yourself, but when you leave you will agree. Iowa has one of the most beautiful capitols there is.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Iowa State Capital Building is a magnificent structure. Beautiful, classic architecture. Very interesting place to visit. Allow at least a couple of hours. .

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Altoona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

While the DSM Capitol building isn't Washington DC, it a true gem with the art, artistic structures and law-making. It is must see with our exchange students. Every time we have visited we meet very interesting and kind elected officials who spent time chatting with us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Incredible building. Interesting history. Friendly guides and friendly people. I liked every part of this. Be sure to do it in nice weather so you can take in the exterior and surrounding sculptures and things too.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

There is so much to learn about the legislative process, advocating, the history of the building, and the architecture, that it was a wonderful place to visit for many reasons. Be sure to sign up for a tour!

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Urbandale, Iowa
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

The design of the Iowa State capital building is on par with many European buildings. The building is well maintained and the opportunities for photos is extensive. Well presented historical cases offer a slice of Iowa History from Civil War Flags to made to order Inaugural dresses displayed in miniature on dolls. The art work is also interesting and the... More 

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