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Address: 1007 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone Number: 515-281-5591
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A must see in Des Moines

Beautifully restored and a must see for all Iowans. Law library within the Capitol is very impressive. I am always proud to bring out of state visitors to see the Capitol. Nice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Casey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Beautifully restored and a must see for all Iowans. Law library within the Capitol is very impressive. I am always proud to bring out of state visitors to see the Capitol. Nice sculptures around the grounds as well.

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I grew up here and after sixty years it is still awe inspiring It's beautiful, its historic, it's cultural

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Western US
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Be sure to take a docent lead tour. Very interesting and gives you access to closed off areas. We went on a Saturday. Might be more exciting on a weekday, but then parking is a problem.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This Capitol building is beautiful. At the visitors desk they are very helpful and give you information on guided or self guided tours. Many rooms are open to visit and the staff in each open room welcomed us and showed us around. It is worth the stop and you can easily spend hours walking around looking at the beautiful architecture... More 

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Cypress, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great location overlooking the city. Lovely spacious grounds. It is well worth taking the free guided tour. Our guide was very enthusiastic and really loved this building. Inside is absolutely gorgeous, beautifully decorated and kept in great condition. Do not miss seeing the library...it is wonderful. So happy that we took the time to visit, the state of Iowa should... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

A lot of great history here. I recommend taking the tour, lady giving the tour was knowledgeable. Staff is very friendly and helpful.

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florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This Capitol building is very beautiful and a must to see if you are in the area. The library is one of the special rooms in the building. IIt is breath Taking with its lace like curved ladders and beautiful colors I questioned why such a small state had such a large and fancy Capitol

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Ontario, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

A beautifully maintained building! Lots to see and the guided tours are a plus. You can tell Iowa places a lot of pride in their state capitol. And a bonus, the Governor and Lt Governor were out wandering around meeting people and shaking hands!

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Glenpool, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is a beautiful capitol building! The staff is very helpful and if you have time, take the tour. If you do not have time for an entire tour, and you want to see a great view looking down from the dome, you can join a tour that is at that point of the guided tour and go up the... More 

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

for history buffs and people who like to see fancy or political locations. boring for the rest of us. tours are available. i have 6 kids - went with the first one, but have no intention of going again.

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Address: 1007 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone Number: 515-281-5591
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Des Moines

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