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State Historical Museum of Iowa

  • Region: Downtown
  • 600 E Locust Street
  • Des Moines, IA 50319
  • Phone: (515) 281-5111
Overview
Amenities
Meeting Facilities
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This premier attraction houses the state's historical treasures in a modern granite and glass structure at the foot of the Iowa State Capitol. Meeting facilities are available, including large classrooms and a 240-seat auditorium. An atrium and outdoor Grand Terrace are available for wedding party rentals. Baratta's is the exclusive caterer for building events.

Attraction Information
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General Information
  • Admission Price: Free.
  • Group Rates: Please call 515.281.5111 for group pricing.
  • Guides Available:
  • Hours of Operation: Noon - 4:30 p.m. Sun; 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-Sat.
  • Season: Year-round; closed official State holidays.
  • Self-Guided Tours:
  • Specialty Tours (Ex: Kid-friendly):: Please call 515.281.5111 for details.
  • Tour Length: Varies
General Information
  • Accept Credit Cards:
  • Accept Reservations:
  • Bar:
  • Catering Available:
  • Children's Menu:
  • Days of Operation: Monday - Saturday
  • Food Served Until: 2pm
  • Hours of Operation: Catering is available for private meetings all day if needed.
  • Outdoor Seating Capacity: 40
  • Total Seating Capacity: 100
  • Patio Dining:
  • Private Dining Space:
  • Number of Private Dining Rooms: 1
  • Seating Capacity of Private Dining: 50
Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Description The State Historical Building of Iowa offers a variety of event spaces to accommodate a group size from 10–400. The sky-lit atrium is perfect for receptions, caucus events and holiday gatherings; consider the auditorium which is available for film screenings, presentations and lectures, or book one of the multiple classrooms for your meetings or luncheons.
  • Largest Room 24000
  • Total Sq. Ft. 50000
  • Reception Capacity 500
  • Theatre Capacity 500
  • Banquet Capacity 350
  • Number of Rooms 10
  • A/V Capabilities? true
  • Free Parking? true
  • Wireless Internet Available? true
Classroom B
  • Classroom Capacity: 45
Atrium
  • Theater Capacity: 500
  • Banquet Capacity: 350
  • Reception Capacity: 350
Combined classrooms
  • Classroom Capacity: 60
Classroom A
  • Classroom Capacity: 20
Auditorium
  • Theater Capacity: 248
Cafe Terrace
  • Theater Capacity: 175
  • Banquet Capacity: 175
  • Reception Capacity: 175
Grand Terrace
  • Banquet Capacity: 400
  • Reception Capacity: 500
Tone Boardroom
  • Classroom Capacity: 12
Heritage A
  • Theater Capacity: 40
  • Classroom Capacity: 30
Heritage B
  • Theater Capacity: 20
  • Classroom Capacity: 24
Executive Conference Room
  • Classroom Capacity: 18
Cafe Baratta's
  • Banquet Capacity: 50
  • Reception Capacity: 65