AAA Editor Notes
Iowa State Capitol is at E. Grand Ave. and Ninth St. The capitol building stands on a hill surrounded by a landscaped 160-acre park with several monuments. The main dome, flanked by four smaller domes, is covered with 23-karat gold leaf. Construction was completed in 1886.

The interior features 29 types of marble as well as ornately decorated ceilings and corridors. Paintings and statues are exhibited. A display of dolls representing the first ladies of Iowa in their inaugural gowns and a scale model of the battleship Iowa can be seen.

Self-guiding tour maps are available at the rotunda information desk on the ground floor. Audio and video tours by cellphone also are available.

Guided tours are available.

Admission
Free.
Hours
Building open Mon.-Fri. 8-4:30, Sat. 9-4. Phone for guided tour schedule. Closed major holidays. Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.
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