Making the trip to Iowa is something we all should do in our lives. There is quite a lot to do and to see. One of the best places to visit in Iowa is the state capitol. Tourists from all over the world make the trip to learn more about the state’s government and their history. There is more to see than history, however, there is also plenty of art to explore on the grounds of the capitol. You can schedule a tour of the inside of the capitol or you can simply walk the grounds yourself and explore some of the best sites on the grounds.
On the North capitol grounds, you can find a lot of artwork. Some visitor favorites are the four-loop sculpture and the Workers’ Monument sculpture. The four-loop sculpture’s theme is “Iowa, a place to grow.” This symbol is very important to the people of Iowa to help promote the growth of their state.
The Workers’ Monument was placed on the North capitol grounds to show Iowans how much the workforce means to it. The monument gives these workers credit for their amazing work ethic and helping to make Iowa a great place to live.
If you explore the West grounds of the capitol, you will visit the Bicentennial Fountain. This is a replica of one that is also displayed in Philadelphia and it is just beautiful. The iron-cast work is amazing and it is a great place to sit and reflect. Also on the West grounds, you will find the Holocaust Memorial. It was placed here in 2013 and it symbolizes Iowa’s way of helping people begin a new life. It shows their survival during a time of great oppression.
The Iowa capitol is beautiful and is one of the top places to see when you are visiting. You can get a great idea of how much Iowans love their state and would love to have you join it.
Misty Thomas of Babbling Ink