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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 November 25, 2013 via mobile

If you're looking for something to do in des Moines (and enjoy great architecture), this is a must see. It's unique, historical, beautiful and we'll preserved. The state invested a considerable sum to update the domes, but it was money well spent. It can be enjoyed in a half hour. Parking can be an issue if there's an event.

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Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

Under a stunning gold dome you can wander and wonder how Iowa developed and functions in its law-making present. Don't miss the old Supreme Court room. If the weather is nice visit President Lincoln and his son Tad on the westside steps. Eat lunch in the nearby East Village.

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Reviewed November 9, 2013

The entire CapitoThe building is very ornate with lots of murals and a mosaic to enjoy. A model of the Navy battleship Iowa is on display. The visitors center was very helpful with guided and self guided tours. Parking is free next to the building. The legal library at the capitol mist be visited during your visit. I have never seen anything like that before and its many levels and spiral stair cases at either end. l complex is beautiful with tremdous views.

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Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

But this complex is quite impressive. The grounds are beautiful and there are some incredible memorials - from revolutionary war to victims of the nazi genocide. I didn't take the tour inside because it was closed (Sunday), but I hear it is great.

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Reviewed October 25, 2013

We didn't have a lot of time to spend here (unfortunately), but the guards were very friendly, and we were able to walk around and see quite a bit. We wished we had been able to take a tour, however, since we were on our own (and didn't get to see things like the library). So, next time we're in Des Moines, we'll plan a little better (and not spend an hour waiting for the Zombie Burger).

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