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Capitol Building

1007 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50319-1001
+1 515-281-5591
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Interesting Place

My husband and I and my sister and brother-in-law visited here May 17, 2018. We really enjoyed this... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
kcblues2
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Liberty, Missouri
Very nice tour!

Enjoyed a very through and informative tour of the building on a Saturday morning. Parking was... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
HuskerCob
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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
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“law library” (71 reviews)
“free tour” (24 reviews)
“gold leaf” (24 reviews)
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1007 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50319-1001
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+1 515-281-5591
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"law library"
in 71 reviews
"free tour"
in 24 reviews
"gold leaf"
in 24 reviews
"guided tour"
in 52 reviews
"supreme court"
in 18 reviews
"beautiful state"
in 18 reviews
"gold dome"
in 20 reviews
"state capitols"
in 14 reviews
"governor's office"
in 12 reviews
"spiral staircase"
in 13 reviews
"great tour"
in 16 reviews
"visitor parking"
in 7 reviews
"senate chambers"
in 7 reviews
"whispering gallery"
in 7 reviews
"information desk"
in 8 reviews
"lots of history"
in 8 reviews
"self guided"
in 13 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I and my sister and brother-in-law visited here May 17, 2018. We really enjoyed this visit. We did not take the tour but went on our own. This is a lovely building and grounds and well worth the time. No charge to...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Enjoyed a very through and informative tour of the building on a Saturday morning. Parking was easy going, as it was Saturday so nothing going on in the building. Saw the senate and house chambers, old Supreme Court room, upper walkway beneath the dome, and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth it to tour this beautiful building. They are continually rehabbing it and making it even more stunning. Jewel of Des Moines

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lived in Iowa all my life and have never been here. Wow! So grand and beautiful. We were assigned to a school group to tour the building but soon after it started we went on a self guided tour instead. A map is available that...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my favorite Capitol Buildings, just gorgeous outside and inside. The details never cease to amaze me. Strongly recommend

Thank fcrane35
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely beautiful inside. You can watch a caucus in action and honestly, it's really up there in terms of aesthetics, coming from someone who has also toured the US Capitol in DC, it really is comparable. The library is fantastic, and they give out awesome...More

Thank Danielle D
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Excellent monument Very impressive Good one to visit especially for kids Nice photo spot Best time to visit is late evening

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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

We stopped in to break up our drive and ended up staying for about 2 hours. The building is beautiful inside and out. The staff was friendly and it is free to tour. Plus there is a lot to explore on the grounds.

Thank Amy P
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

Beautiful capitol! There are guided tours available. Lots to look at. including the ceilings and beautiful stair cases.

Thank MinnesotaRandy
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

This building is simply beautiful. Our tour guide was so informative and friendly. You will enjoy! A lot of history to learn too.

Thank Jean B
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Debbie H
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Response from cdhcch | Reviewed this property |
The state capital takes 1/2 hr to 2 hrs depending on how much you read and enjoy the displays. The natural museum in the building next to it takes about equal amount of time. We went with a teenager who was not into it... More
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Destiny M
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Yes there are steps but it does have handicapped accessibity. It is a bit difficult to get to some places easily. You are unable to go up to the top of the dome as it's 130 steps and no elevator. Saturday is open, but only... More
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