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Parking at State Capital - costs or free

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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Parking at State Capital - costs or free

Thinking of doing a quick stop to see the state capital building in Des Moines.

What is costs of parking to park and check out the property? or is it free?

thanks

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1. Re: Parking at State Capital - costs or free

Free. Phone the tour desk with any questions: (515)281-5591

West Des Moines...
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2. Re: Parking at State Capital - costs or free

I think it is free and just all open except for a few limited gated areas.

I am assuming you are going soon but if not, parking would be more difficult to find when the Legislature is in session or during state fair time as they use the lots as a park and ride location.

Thunder Bay, Canada
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3. Re: Parking at State Capital - costs or free

Thanks so much. AS i plan this to be a quick stop. would i be able to find any other parking near by, like a meter and walk to?

West Des Moines...
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4. Re: Parking at State Capital - costs or free

When are you stopping by? It is a pretty accessible, open area. There are events and such in that area from time to time due to the large space. Just blocks away is the downtown "East Village" area by the river that will have more parking and would be walking distance.

The Legislature is not currently in session I believe. January to May typically.

West Des Moines, IA
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5. Re: Parking at State Capital - costs or free

there is a parking lot directly west of the capitol that's free.

6. Re: Parking at State Capital - costs or free

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