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“Feels like walking in a palace”
Review of Capitol Building

Capitol Building
Ranked #1 of 71 things to do in Des Moines
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Very well maintained, lovely marble work, awesome paintings, mosaics. Best part is the library. If allowed, my family can spend the whole day there! It has 5 golden dombs and lot of history to it. Must see..

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is a very nice place to take children to visit the capitol building in Des Moines. The capitol has many fun things to see and the surrounding areas outside are good to explore. You can sit up at the capitol during the summer on Friday nights and see the Iowa Cub fireworks very clearly.

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Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

The tour guide was enthusiastic and knew what she was talking about. The Capitol is in amazing shape. If you take a guided tour they take you on a tour up to the dome.

Thank EJRTRIP
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

We learned quite a bit about Iowa history. Our tour guide was exceptional. We were in the last tour of the day and she was as knowledgeable as if it were her first tour!

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Reviewed July 19, 2013

On a family vacation outside Des Moines, some of us decided to spend the day in Des Moines, which included a tour of the capitol building. I had visited back in middle school for a field trip but enjoyed the capitol much more this time. The architecture and artwork are incredible and the tour guide was very informative. I would highly recommend this to anyone as it is free and only takes a couple hours.

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