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Capitol Complex Monuments

The Capitol Complex grounds are graced with a number of monuments, statues and memorials. Some are works of art that add beauty. Some recognize Iowans’ contributions and historical events. Others mark important occasions, people or places. Together they help tell the story of Iowa’s rich history and culture.

If you are interested in having a monument placed on the Capitol grounds, please review the information on our Site Features Policy page.

The map below plots the various monuments and sculptures on the Complex grounds. Click on the name of a monument for a picture and description. You may also print a PDF version.

You may also be interested in a pictorial tour of our state's beautiful Capitol and Capitol Complex grounds. Enjoy!


 1.  Cornerstone 17.  American Revolution 33.  Iowa "A Place To Grow" Symbol
 2.  Bochumer Verein Cannon 18.  Christopher Columbus Memorial 34.  Iowa Peace Officer Memorial
 3.  Mortar 19.  Submarine Memorial 35.  Liberty Bell
 4.  Civil War Parrott Rifle 20.  Vietnam War Memorial 36.  Spanish-American War Monument
 5.  V.F.W. Monument 21.  Purple Heart 37.  Statue of Liberty
 6.  G.A.R. Sundial 22.  Martin Luther King Memorial Tree 38.  Oley Nelson Memorial Tree
 7.  Lincoln and Tad Monument 23.  Korean War Memorial 39.  Spanish Howitzer
 8.  Great Seal of Iowa 24.  Crocker Memorial 40.  Iowa Workers Monument
 9.  Bicentennial Fountain 25.  Memorial Bench 41.  Cosmic Seed
10.  Pioneer Statuary Group 26.  Japanese Bell and Bell House 42.  Bryant Boulder
11.  Buffalo Head Drinking Fountain 27.  Peace Pole 43.   Shattering Silence
12.  G.A.R. Memorial Tree 28.  Scott's Grave 44.  Civil War Parrott Rifle
13.  Bicentennial Time Capsule 29.  G.A.R. Flagpole  45.  Teacher Boulder
14.  Centennial Time Capsule 30.  Five Stones - One Tree 46.  Holocaust Memorial
15.  Soldiers and Sailors Monument 31.  WWII Memorial Plaza  
16.  Allison Monument 32.  The Pinnacle