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Polk County Courthouse

Closed Now: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Open today: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Beautiful building in Des Moines

I stopped at the Courthouse while visiting Des Moines. I was taken by the beauty of the building... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2018
Austin, Texas
via mobile

An excellent example of early 20th c. Des Moines architecture. Located at the end of historic and... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2017
Randy K
Des Moines, Iowa
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15 Dec 2018
“Beautiful building in Des Moines”
9 Jul 2018
“Bad experience, maybe”
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Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

I stopped at the Courthouse while visiting Des Moines. I was taken by the beauty of the building and circled back after it got dark. It was nice to see it lit up as well.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Moved2Texas
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This might have been where I had to appear for my traffic violation....no where to park, middle of downtown, didn't know where to go.......Don't want to see it again......

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Rex Z
Reviewed 4 September 2017

An excellent example of early 20th c. Des Moines architecture. Located at the end of historic and popular Court Avenue, it anchors the west end of old downtown. Looks great with the setting sun.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Randy K
Reviewed 20 July 2017

I want to go there to take a look as I seen the picture online, it was beautiful, however, when we arrived there, it just past 4:30pm which is the closing time, so I am not able to enter to take a look, yet, I...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank ELKW
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Some may not like visiting this building but it is gorgeous. The architecture is beautiful and it has very beautiful ceilings and art work throughout it. The elevators are slow, but they will get you to the next floor and back down. It is an...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank pattyricia6963
Reviewed 14 July 2016

The architecture of this building is interesting, but, usually, the reason a person is in this building is because of some infraction ... court appearance, etc. There are other more exciting places to visit if you're just touring.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank wakondarev
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

This time was much better than the last time we were at the courthouse my husband is disabled and we tried to get in the handicap entrance the door was locked and when I knocked on the door the officer, still did not open the...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

The slowest elevator of the whole world. The restrooms could be better. Nice architecture. Beautiful inside Please do not bring weapons

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Ramos R
Reviewed 31 January 2016

Sure, the building is cool. But if you're here, you're in trouble or you're with someone that is in trouble. Stay away!

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank ThatOneIowaGuy
Reviewed 12 December 2015

One of the prettiest buildings in Des Moines. Stop for just a few minutes to see the lobby areas. The court rooms are okay, but the hall between them is pretty spectacular. The building needs lots of work, and will hopefully be getting it soon.

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank spanishpeeks
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