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Review of Capitol Building

Capitol Building
Ranked #1 of 72 things to do in Des Moines
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

Worth seeing! Loved the architecture, lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of stairs! Pretty rooms, learned a lot. Kids loved it!

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

I highly recommend a stop at the Iowa capitol for any photographer, history buff, or anyone else. The 23 carat gold-leaf covering on the outside is brilliant. The interior of the Iowa Capitol is one of the most ornate in the nation. When looking up into the main dome from inside the rotunda, the view is spectacular. The architecture inside and outside the building rivals anything that you can find in North America. You can tour the building on your own or you can schedule a guided tour. https://www.legis.iowa.gov/Resources/tourCapitol.aspx

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Reviewed March 1, 2013

The interior is well worth a visit. The rotunda is filled with people during the legislative session and this might attract your attention from the highly decorated walls and ceiling. A view of the house and senate chambers as well as of the library is worth the effort if these are available during your visit.

2  Thank mjrg59
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

The Capitol Building is absolutely beautiful, well worth the time and effort it takes to visit. We were on a tour and had to leave early (another commitment) and both my wife and I were very disappointed that we had to leave.

2  Thank Bob6124
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

Iowa's capital building should be on everyone's list to see. It is a stately building with so many nooks and crannies of beautiful architecture and paintings. It iwll leave your mouth hanging open. Come and visit!

2  Thank ostrem88
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