State Capitol Building :
Nearby tourist sites
State Capitol Building
State Capitol Building : Michelin's recommendations
Completed in 1886-the second capitol on this site-the Beaux-Arts Iowa State Capitol sparkles on its perch overlooking downtown. While its most recognizable feature is its glittering, 23-carat-gold-covered dome (modeled after Les Invalides in Paris), the structure's interior, which incorporates 29 types of marble, is a truly phenomenal public space. The Grand Staircase is surmounted by stained glass, a gigantic mural depicting pioneers' arrival in Iowa, and six mosaics in arched panels. The stunning law library occupies the entire west wing of the second floor.
- Address : 1007 E Grand Avenue USA - Des Moines 5031950319Des Moines
- Phone : 5152815591
- Website : http://www.legis.state.ia.us/Pubinfo/Tour/
Opening hours :
- Tours scheduled 8:00 to 3:30 Mon-Fri. Sat start at 9:30 and end at 2:30.