Des Moines, Iowa: Mini Statue of Liberty

In 1950 the Boy Scouts erected around 200 mint Statues of Liberty across the country; this is one of the survivors. A recent (2014) cleaning bleached its green patina to nearly white.
Address:
E. 12th St., Des Moines, IA
Directions:
On the grounds of the Iowa State Capitol. On the west side of E. 12th St. just south of its intersection with E. Grand Ave.
Admission:
Free
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Statue of Liberty replica.

Statue of Liberty Replica

A replica Statue of Liberty is located on the east side of the Iowa State Capitol. While the real statue is green, this replica, dedicated by the Boy scouts in 1950, is white. It was dedicated on the 40th anniversary of the crusade "To strengthen the arm of liberty."

There are also many other memorials and statues on the Capitol grounds.

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