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.

Dining Options

Capitol Complex Dining Options Calendar

Café Baratta’s

Café Baratta’s, located in the State Historical Building at 600 E. Locust Street, is offering lunch options for State employees and museum visitors every other Wednesday from 11:00a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Food Trucks

Between May 1 and December 31, approved Food Trucks are able to set up in  Visitor Parking Lot #26, east of the Judicial Building. 

Capitol Cafeteria

The cafeteria will reopen January 2025.

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