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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.

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Tourist attractions Des Moines : Things to see and do

  • State Capitol Building Recommended Recommended

    1007 E Grand Avenue USA - Des Moines, IA 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), ..

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  • Des Moines Art Center Recommended Recommended

    4700 Grand Ave. USA - Des Moines, IA 50312

    The Des Moines Art Center combines galleries by three great 20C architects. Eliel Saarinen's original museum building (1949) hugs a hilltop perch and encircles a reflecting pool. Its galleries house the center's collection of late-19C and early-20C a..

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  • State of Iowa Historical Building Interesting

    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..

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  • Embassy Suites Des Moines Downtown Three stars Three stars Three stars

    101 East Locust Street USA - Des Moines IA 50309

    Prix Prices from : 135 $

    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..

  • Des Moines Marriott Downtown Three stars Three stars Three stars

    700 Grand Avenue USA - Des Moines IA 50309

    Prix Prices from : 179 $

    Connected via skywalk to the Iowa Events Center and Wells Fargo Arena, this hotel offers concierge and valet parking services, an airport shuttle and free Wi-Fi in public areas. Guest rooms at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown feature a flat-screen c..

  • Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel

    401 Locust Street USA - Des Moines IA 50309

    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..

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