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Monuments

The Capitol Complex grounds are graced with a number of monuments, statues and memorials. Some are works of art that add beauty. Some recognize Iowans’ contributions and historical events. Others mark important occasions, people or places. Together they help tell the story of Iowa’s rich history and culture.

If you are interested in having a monument placed on the Capitol grounds, please review the information on our Site Features Policy page.

The map below plots the various monuments and sculptures on the Complex grounds. Mouse over a red circle on the map to see that monument’s name and corresponding number. A listing of the monuments is below the map. Click on the name of a monument for a picture and description. You may also print a PDF version.

monuments map Cornerstone (1) Bochumer Verein Cannon (2) Mortar (3) Civil War Parrott Rifle (4) V.F.W. Monument (5) G.A.R. Sundial (6) Lincoln and Tad (7) Great Seal of Iowa (8) Bicentennial Fountain (9) Pioneer Statuary Group (10) Buffalo Head Drinking Fountain (11) Bicentennial Time Capsule (13) Allison Monument (16) Centennial Time Capsule (14) Soldiers and Sailors Monument (15) American Revolution (17) G.A.R. Memorial Tree (12) Christopher Columbus (18) Submarine Memorial (19) Martin Luther King Tree (22) Vietnam War Memorial (20) Purple Heart (21) Korean War Memorial (23) Crocker Memorial (24) Memorial Bench (25) Japanese Bell and Bell House (26) Peace Pole (27) G.A.R. Flagpole (29) Scott’s Grave (28) Five Stones -- One Tree (30) WWII Memorial Plaza (31) The Pinnacle (32) Iowa "A Place to Grow" symbol (33) Liberty Bell (35) Spanish-American War Monument (36) Statue of Liberty (37) Oley Nelson Memorial Tree (38) Spanish Howitzer (39) Iowa Workers Monument (40) Cosmic Seed (41) Bryant Boulder (42) Shattering Silence (43) Civil War Parrott Rifle (44) Teacher Boulder (45) Peace Officers’ Memorial (34)