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“An architectural marvel not to be missed” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Capitol Building

Capitol Building
1007 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50319
515-281-5591
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Ranked #1 of 94 things to do in Des Moines
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Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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“An architectural marvel not to be missed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

Visited this place viewing the reviews and pics posted by tripadvisor friends and as usual it was a real worthy visit. This is a wonderful historic architecture/museum worth a visit to spend couple of hours.

Features:
Free Entry and parking close by
The gold plated dome
Gallary views of the Senate halls
Steps to the dome
The Mosaic Wall Arts
The mighty Law Library
Model of a warship
Friendly and Caring Staffs

The building has guided tours as well, but I didnt had much time to give a try. The building landscape was covered with heavy snow and the site was really beautiful in white snow, I assume it will be exciting in summer as well.

Visited December 2012
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WEST DES MOINES, IOWA
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“The GOLD LEAF DOME alone”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

is worth a trip to this historic capitol! The architecture is beautifully restored, and during the warmer months, a stroll on the grounds provides very interesting historical information just from the monuments erected through the years.

Visited December 2012
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“Always beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Always enjoy trips and visiting capital. Such a beautiful structure that many others cannot match. 50 characters seem to be too much in describing the simple beauty of the building

Visited December 2012
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“Beautiful historical building”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

A real gem. I interned at the capitol building for about six months, and I loved showing up for work every day. The building is beautiful and well maintained. If you visit, take a guided tour for sure. I love the dolls of all the first ladies and the underground passageways. I also think it's interesting how the Senate is decorated with brighter colors than the House. There is some beautiful artwork throughout the building.

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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

The Iowa State Capitol buidling is one, if not the, most beautiful state capitol buildings in the U.S. It has been highly maintained. Clean as a whistle. Extraordinary artwork and architecture. Granite from all over the world. Lots of history here. It is a "must see". Tours are available as well.

Visited October 2012
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