Things to see and do - 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
1007 E Grand Avenue
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), ..
4700 Grand Ave.
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..
600 E. Locust St.
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..
Hotels Des Moines
120 South West Water Street USA - Des Moines IA 50309
Prix Prices from : 109 $
Located in the heart of Des Moines, Iowa, this hotel features an indoor pool and a fitness centre. Free WiFi access is available, and the Wells Fargo Arena can be reached in 2 minutes’ drive. A 40-inch flat-screen cable TV is provided in every room ..
800 Locust Street USA - Des Moines IA 50309
Located in the heart of Des Moines, this Iowa hotel boasts a 6000 square foot fitness centre and a spa. Free WiFi access is available, and the State Capitol building is 6 minutes’ drive away. Cable TV and a minibar are provided in every room at The ..
700 Grand Avenue USA - Des Moines IA 50309
Prix Prices from : 129 $
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..