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Iowa State Capitol


category : Historic Buildings
Century-old building features 275-foot gold-leafed dome flanked by four smaller domes, grand staircase and beautiful woodwork. See legislative and old Supreme Court chambers, Governor's office, five-story law library, scale model of Battleship Iowa, collection of first-lady dolls. Tours last 60 minutes. Capitol grounds include a World War II memorial with sculpture and Wall of Memories. Other monuments include the 1894 Soldiers and Sailors Monument of the Civil War, and memorials honoring those who served in the Spanish-American, Korean and Vietnam wars.


Admission: Fee
Hours: 8-4:30 Mon-Fri., 9-4 Sat Call for tour times.
Address: Iowa State Capitol Bldg.
Phone: 515-281-5591
Our Email: joan.arnett@legis.state.ia.us
Our Website:www.legis.state.ia.us

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Iowa State Capitol

Century-old building features 275-foot gold-leafed dome flanked by four smaller domes, grand staircase and beautiful woodwork...