Des Moines Vacations

United States
Not only is Des Moines the capital of Iowa, but it is also an incredibly important piece of U.S. presidential politics. Home of the Iowa caucuses, Des Moines often becomes the headquarters for many presidential candidates. The city is also a cultural haven: the Civic Center hosts broadway shows and …

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Things to see and do in Des Moines

cwwycoff1 | FlickrBlank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo
richardswearinger | FlickrJohn and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park
John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park
jimbowen0306 | FlickrIowa State Capitol
Iowa State Capitol
Phil Roeder | FlickrDes Moines Art Center
Des Moines Art Center
Martin Terber | FlickrBlazing Saddle Inc
Blazing Saddle Inc
Steve Baumgartner | Trip by SkyscannerDes Moines Botanical Center
Des Moines Botanical Center
Eric D. | FoursquarePrincipal Park
Principal Park
Justin Brockie | FlickrIowa Cubs Baseball
Iowa Cubs Baseball

Reviews of Des Moines

Tracy S
Tracy SLos Angeles, California, USA

Des Moines is a highly underrated city. The city has done an amazing job refurbishing the downtown area into a hot bed of amazing cuisine, architecture, arts, restaurants and entertainment. Foodies will love all the world class dining options and the funky little dives that have some of the best food you'll ever try. Des Moines is no longer a fly over city. The New York Times named it the hippest city in the United States. Stop in and see what the buzz is about!

Keith Smith
Keith SmithCarlisle

Down town is cool. beautiful capitol building, can see the dome from my bedroom window. Blank Park zoo and its penguins are awesome, Jordan creek for coffee, shopping, bumming around a semi decent mall. botanical gardens and science center, state historical society, governers mansion, many historic victorian homes and right nect door to my house. gotta love des moines.

Leisa Rush
Leisa RushMuncie, Indiana

Des Moines is a fantastic place to visit. Has alot of things to do there. And if you like to camp you can have a wonderful there too. Lots of wild life to see.

Keith Cooper III
Keith Cooper IIICorvallis, Oregon

Pig farms corn fields as far as you can see and hemp growing every ware not much to do there

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