Come see the newest
building on the state capitol complex, the Iowa Judicial
which is the home of the Iowa Supreme Court, the Iowa Court of Appeals, and
state court administration.
the five-story limestone building, visitors will find historic allegorical
murals dating back to the 1880s, an inlaid marble floor, a soaring coffered
dome, and two stately courtrooms.
building, which sits on a bluff overlooking downtown Des Moines, is located at 1111 East Court Avenue, two blocks south
of the Capitol. The building is open
Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except on state holidays. Map.
may use an easy to follow self-guided tour
that contains key information about the building and the murals.
tours of the public areas of the building are available for groups of 20 or
more. Contact the supreme court offices
at 515.281.5241 at least two weeks in advance to schedule a tour.
A pictorial tour of the courtrooms of the Iowa
Supreme Court and the Iowa Court of Appeals
may download a Power Point slide show about
the history and restoration of the murals (approximate download time —two
minutes). Free downloads are available
on our tools page.