Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa
Blank Park Zoo is a 25-acre zoological park. It is the only accredited zoo in Iowa. Once the Des Moines Children's Zoo, the facility was redeveloped by a local group who financed new geographic themed exhibits and naturally landscaped environments.
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa50319
The Capitol was constructed between 1871 and 1886. It is the only five-domed state capitol in the country. The main dome of the capitol is gilded in tissue-paper thin sheets of pure 23-karat gold and is 275 feet (84 m) tall.
Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa50312
Terrace Hill, also known as Hubbell Mansion, Benjamin F. Allen House, and Iowa Governor's Mansion, is the official residence of the Governor of Iowa. It is an example of Second Empire architecture.