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“Thank you Assemblyman Daniel Lundby”
Review of Capitol Building

Capitol Building
Ranked #1 of 65 things to do in Des Moines
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Budapest, Hungary
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“Thank you Assemblyman Daniel Lundby”
Reviewed April 23, 2014

I have not visited a capitol building in decades, but when a friend suggested it for this trip, I was game. The building itself is incredibly beautiful from the outside. Inside it is sure to delight everyone with the art, architecture, and mosaics.

In order to climb into the dome, one needs to have a member of the Iowa Congress to go with you. We were fortunate enough to have Daniel Lundby, a member of the Iowa House of Representatives offer to give us the tour.

Climbing up multiple flights of stairs, some circular and claustrophobic was challenging, but we succeeded. There is a gorgeous panoramic view of the city from there.

We were especially thrilled to have Assemblyman Lundby take time during the Easter weekend to accompany us.

Visited April 2014
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“Must See!”
Reviewed April 21, 2014

Amazing building - worth your time. If you can't do a tour there is a short $1 pamphlet you can buy to provide more information.

Visited April 2014
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Southern California
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“Too nice for politicians.”
Reviewed March 20, 2014

Well maintained building with very interesting architecture inside and out. Helpful and knowledgeable staff.

Visited March 2014
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Rock Valley, Iowa
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“A must see for all Iowans!”
Reviewed March 18, 2014

Great history and an amazing building. We recently visited with our grade school boys and it gave them a great overview of Iowa history and Iowa government.

Visited March 2014
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Urbandale, Iowa
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“Good, just one thing”
Reviewed March 15, 2014

Overall, it was good but the restroom facilities, they could have been cleaner. And the tours are awesome to!

Visited December 2013
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