Places you should visit atleast once in Des Moines

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Despite chilly Midwestern winters, the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden remains a year-round top attraction thanks to..


Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

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In 2009, John and Mary Pappajohn, a Des Moines venture capitalist and his wife, provided funding for and donated more than 30 sculptures to the Des..

John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park


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Stretching 25 miles and winding its way through five cities, the High Trestle Trail is a decommissioned railroad line..


High Trestle Trail

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The Iowa State Capitol is a favorite of sightseers and history buffs thanks to its grand exterior and ornate interior

Iowa State Capitol


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A hit with locals and visiting families, the Blank Park Zoo sits on 49 acres, 22 of which are home to animal facilities..


Blank Park Zoo

Des Moines

According to past visitors, the Science Center of Iowa is a great place to bring curious kids

Science Center of Iowa


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Learn all about Midwestern rural life at this outdoor history museum, which spans 500 acres


Living History Farms

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It started in 1976 with just 15 vendors and has since grown to nearly 300 vendors and an average of 25,000 visitors each Saturday

Des Moines' Downtown Farmers' Market


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A companion site to the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park, the Des Moines Art Center features a collection of..


Des Moines Art Center

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If you're traveling with kids, consider spending a day at Adventureland Resort

Adventureland Resort


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For a taste of the outdoors, head to Gray's Lake Park


Gray's Lake Park

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