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Capitol Building

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1007 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50319-1001
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Nice Informative Tour

We had a nice and informative tour of the Capitol. We visited on Saturday morning and our group had... read more

Reviewed October 31, 2016
ALOK J
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Hyderabad, India
Beautiful historic gem

I have been visiting the Iowa State Capital Building since I was a young child. I love to visit... read more

Reviewed October 30, 2016
liljodo
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Reviewed October 31, 2016

We had a nice and informative tour of the Capitol. We visited on Saturday morning and our group had few school students too, so it was pretty comprehensive. Our Tour guide Mr. mark was very good and explained history of each section of the building....More

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Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

I have been visiting the Iowa State Capital Building since I was a young child. I love to visit every year or two and check the progress of the renovations. Each time I do the tour, I learn something new about the building. I took...More

Thank liljodo
Reviewed October 26, 2016

One of the better State Capital buildings with numerous historical exhibits that are well done. The architecture is superb. Parking was right out in front and entry was easy to find and quick through security. You are allowed entrance to a number of individuals offices...More

Thank ralph r
Reviewed October 25, 2016

Been here a couple of times...always an interesting visit. Stunning architecture, lots of history.!it's of steps, too. Take your teenagers and give them a civics and history lesson...we'll all be better off for it!

Thank blandboy
Reviewed October 24, 2016

We toured the Iowa capital with our Cub Scout troop. Our area Representative gave us the tour along with a local tour guide. I felt the boys and parents were very entertained by the pair. The tour guide took the boys the the very top...More

Thank Redrocker85
Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Had a great walk around the Capitol. Beautiful grounds and memorials. Enjoyed the walk ways and beautiful architecture.

Thank dissapointedinIowa
Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

I used to go to the Capitol building with friends as a tween and have races to the very top when they had it open to the public. We would have lunch there and walk around and look at all the historical exhibits I. The...More

Thank caymankim
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Although I did not have time to take a guided tour, I was able to walk through the Capitol Building for about an hour on my own. The detail is unbelievable and continues from room to room. There's so much to see and do. Don't...More

Thank Wayne R
Reviewed October 12, 2016

Had a great stop in to this fabulous capitol building. Beautiful to walk through, have a stop on the front steps, or have a picnic on the lawn.

Thank Hannahbears_mom
Reviewed October 11, 2016

The World Food Prize is a great opportunity to see inside the Capitol when decked out in full pomp and circumstance. Very interesting example of mid-Western architecture seeking to impress along old-World lines.

Thank 627pw2015
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Hollie B
March 26, 2017|
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Response from cdhcch | Reviewed this property |
The state capital takes 1/2 hr to 2 hrs depending on how much you read and enjoy the displays. The natural museum in the building next to it takes about equal amount of time. We went with a teenager who was not into it... More
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Destiny M
May 21, 2015|
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Yes there are steps but it does have handicapped accessibity. It is a bit difficult to get to some places easily. You are unable to go up to the top of the dome as it's 130 steps and no elevator. Saturday is open, but only... More
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May 12, 2015|
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Response from Susan W | Reviewed this property |
Hours are 9 to 4 Monday thru Friday and 9 to 3;30 on Saturday
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