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Polk County Courthouse

500 Mulberry St, Des Moines, IA 50309-4214
+1 515-286-3772
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Bad experience, maybe

This might have been where I had to appear for my traffic violation....no where to park, middle of... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Rex Z
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Des Moines, Iowa
Beautiful

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
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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 Sep 2017
“Beautiful”
9 Jul 2018
“Bad experience, maybe”
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500 Mulberry St, Des Moines, IA 50309-4214
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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......

Thank Rex Z
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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.

Thank Randy K
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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

Thank ELKW
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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

Thank pattyricia6963
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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.

Thank wakondarev
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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

1  Thank Dawn-Kevin B
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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

Thank Ramos R
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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!

Thank ThatOneIowaGuy
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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.

Thank spanishpeeks
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Reviewed 19 July 2015

Come for the traffic court. Stay for the elevator ride with the prisoners to the upstairs courts.Only one judge got histoplasmosis from pigeon droppings on the ledge when he opened the window to cool his court.

Thank Proteeus3
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