Welcome to the Iowa Capitol Complex

Complex Visitor Hours: Every day of the week, 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

All State Office Buildings are closed on Sundays and State designated holidays.

Events and Opportunities


Designated parking is available for State of Iowa employees and visitors to the Capitol Complex. 

Monuments and Walking Paths

Enjoy the several miles of sidewalks on the Capitol Complex with the self guided monument tour or on any of the nine walking paths, varying in distance from .4 to 1.4 miles.

Food Service and Farmers Market

The Capitol Cafeteria is operated by North Ankeny Hy-Vee from Monday through Thursday during the legislative session. Expect to find a variety of entrees, sides, and Hy-Vee's famous ready-to-go Sushi. Other options include a salad bar, grilled hamburgers, pre-packaged sandwiches, pre-packaged salads, yogurt cups, and fresh baked cookies. Mark your calendar - Tuesday's for Taco Salad & Walking Tacos and Wednesday's for Chinese menu favorites. Breakfast hours are 7:00 am to 10-10:30 am. Lunch hours are 10:30 am to 2:00 pm.

May 1, 2024, will mark the return of the Mobile Food Trucks.

The Farmers Market is expected to begin mid-June promoting healthy eating while supporting growers of Iowa produce and vendors with their Iowa products.

For more information send an email to ​capitol.complex.events@iowa.gov