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Mystery Cache

Iowa Capitol Punishment

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Hidden : 8/6/2011
In Iowa, United States
4.5 out of 5
4.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

This cache is part of It's a Fizzy Day Event. The cache container is not located at the coordinates. You must solve the puzzle to complete the partial coordinates. This idea was taken from a similar cache in Wisconsin.
You can check your answer on GeoChecker- copy and paste link- as it messed with the quiz format in HTML.

The cache is not located at the Iowa State Capitol Building.

Below are the partial coordinates for the Iowa Capitol Challenge.

Answer the eight multiple-choice questions about the Iowa State Capitol building.

Enter the number to the correct answer with the corresponding letter in the coordinates and that is where you will find the cache container.

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0 9 3 _ 9 _ 7 5

A. How many fireplaces are in the state capitol building?
1.) 10
2.) 12
3.) 20
4.) 24

B. What is painted above the door of the Iowa House and Senate Chambers
1.) State of Iowa Seal
2.) In God We Trust
3.) In Pluribus Unum
4.) Our liberties we prize, our rights we maintain

C. What is the diameter of the capitol dome?
1.) 66 feet
2.) 72 feet
3.) 78 feet
4.) 80 feet

E. Which floor of the state capitol has mislaid tiles by the north elevator?
1.) 1st floor
2.) 2nd floor
3.) 3rd floor
4.) Basement

F. What is the height of the capitol dome?
1.) 210 feet
2.) 275 feet
3.) 281 feet
4.) 289 feet

G. How many light bulbs are around the interior circumference of the dome?
1.) 236
2.) 240
3.) 242
4.) 245

H. What year was the capitol building completed?
1.) 1881
2.) 1883
3.) 1865
4.) 1886

How many birds are carved in the bench in the Old Supreme Court?
1.) 2
2.) 4
3.) 5
4.) 6

Please replace the cache as found. Untie- no cutting! Be careful.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Fbzr nafjref gb dhvm abg ninvynoyr bayvar.

Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



27 Logged Visits

Found it 19     Didn't find it 3     Write note 1     Needs Archived 2     Temporarily Disable Listing 1     Publish Listing 1     

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Current Time:
Last Updated: on 4/21/2015 3:02:05 PM Pacific Daylight Time (10:02 PM GMT)
Rendered From:Unknown
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum