Des Moines :
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Straddling the V-shaped confluence of the Des Moines and Raccoon rivers, Iowa's politcal, governmental and economic capital city punctuates the surrounding farmlands. The city is one of the leading centers of the insurance industry, and its downtown Farmers Market (Saturday mornings from May to October) ranks among the best in the country. There's also an excellent fine art museum and several noteworthy historical homes. The Iowa State Fair, held here every year in August, epitomizes the rural Midwest: massive, friendly, wholesome, fattening and fun.
Tourist attractions Des Moines : Things to see and do
600 E. Locust St. USA - Des Moines IA 50319
One block away from the State Capitol, the red granite and glass ziggurat contains eye-catching exhibits about various periods of Iowa history. On the west side of the building, three levels of exhibits—which don't shy away from thorny topics such as..
1007 E Grand Avenue USA - Des Moines 50319
Completed in 1886-the second capitol on this site-the Beaux-Arts Iowa State Capitol sparkles on its perch overlooking downtown. While its most recognizable feature is its glittering, 23-carat-gold-covered dome (modeled after Les Invalides in Paris), ..
2300 Grand Ave USA - Des Moines IA 50312
Dubbed "Palace of the Prairie" upon its completion in 1869, 21-room Terrace Hill is considered one of the best-preserved examples of the Second Empire style in the US. Its original owner, Iowa millionaire Benjamin F. Allen, commissioned Chi..
Hotels Des Moines
101 East Locust Street USA - Des Moines IA IA 50309
Prix Prices from : 153 $
Overlooking the Des Moines River and situated in the heart of the city centre, this all-suite hotel is moments from attractions and features spacious accommodations and a free nightly reception. Popular points of interest, including the Iowa State C..
401 Locust Street USA - Des Moines IA IA 50309
Prix Prices from : 149 $
Set in a heritage-listed building, the Renaissance Savery combines an historical location with contemporary accommodation. It features a free airport shuttle, an indoor pool with hot tub and a well-equipped gym. The spacious rooms at the Renaissance..
1140 24th Street USA - Des Moines IA IA 50311
Drake University is a 3 minute walk from this Des Moines, Iowa hotel. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel and guest rooms provide cable TV and coffee facilities. Each room at the Holiday Inn Express Des Moines-At Drake University is air con..