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“Always beautiful”
Review of Capitol Building

Capitol Building
Ranked #1 of 72 things to do in Des Moines
Certificate of Excellence
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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

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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.

Thank Tapfamilyof5
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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.

Thank Sue E
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

Our tour guide was fun and the capitol was beautiful. It was neat to see CNN setting up for the political stuff too.

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Reviewed October 19, 2012

Beautiful murals and finely polished interior matches the beautiful gold dome and refinished exterior! Full of historic displays and wonderful explanation of the building process.

Thank wesd
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