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“Really nice look at the past. Quiet museum with outstanding atmosphere.”
Review of Old Capitol Museum

Old Capitol Museum
Ranked #2 of 29 things to do in Iowa City
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Owner description: This was the seat of government when Iowa City was the state capital.
Reviewed January 6, 2012

Step back in time in this small but excellent museum. A must see (inside and out) for any visitor to Iowa City.

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Reviewed January 4, 2012

The exterior of the building is grandly simple. The interior presents a view of the state legislature's chambers as they must have appeared and the supporting offices with lovely furnishings.

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Reviewed December 22, 2011

Great place to learn about about Iowa's history. Wonderful exhibits of animals (giant sloth), plants, etc.

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Reviewed September 25, 2011

This is located on the University of Iowa campus, and you can take a free guided tour and learn a little bit about Iowa history. The building is set up nicely and is well-renovated, and you can get through it in an hour or less. I wouldn't drive all the way to Iowa City just to see this, but if you happen to be in town it's a nice, free site to see along with the rest of the campus and downtown.

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