Iowa State Capitol and its collection

Iowa State Capitol

The Iowa State Capitol , commonly called the Iowa Statehouse , is in Iowa 's capital city, Des Moines . As the seat of the Iowa General Assembly , the building houses the Iowa Senate , Iowa House of Representatives , the Office of the Governor , and the Offices of the Attorney General , Auditor , Treasurer , and Secretary of State . The building also includes a chamber for the Iowa Supreme Court , although court activities usually take place in the neighboring Iowa Supreme Court building. The building was constructed between 1871 and 1886, and is the only five-domed capitol in the country. Located at East 9th Street and Grand Avenue, the Capitol is set atop a hill and offers a panoramic view of the city's downtown and the West Capitol Terrace. Various monuments and memorials are to its sides and front, including the Soldiers and Sailors' Monument and the Lincoln and Tad statue.

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Iowa State Capitol
East Grand Avenue 1007
IA 50319 Des Moines

Visitor information Iowa State Capitol

Opening hours

6:30 – 17:00
6:30 – 17:00
6:30 – 17:00
6:30 – 17:00
6:30 – 17:00
8:30 – 16:00
Sunday Closed




Wheelchair accessible

Location & Map

East Grand Avenue 1007, Des Moines

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