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Heritage Carousel of Des Moines

Thirty animals and two wheelchair-accessible chariots turn to the music of a Stinson band organ on this colorful wooden carousel. Located in a city park near the Des Moines River, the carousel features handpainted scenes of Des Moines landmarks.

Des Moines, IA Carousels

Hoyt Sherman Place

Built in 1877 by prominent pioneer businessman Hoyt Sherman, this mansion was Des Moines' first public art gallery and houses a distinctive collection of 19th and 20th century artwork. The 1,250

Des Moines, IA Famous Homes

Basilica of St. John

Designated a basilica in 1989. Northern Italian/Lombardy Romanesque style, with gold-leaf coffered ceilings and 46 stained-glass windows, including a 15-foot Munich rose window. Ornate plaster and travertine marble interior.

Des Moines, IA Historic Churches

Des Moines Playhouse

The Playhouse presents 12-14 musicals, comedies, dramas and family shows each year.

Des Moines, IA Theatres

Iowa Cubs Baseball

Follow the AAA minor league baseball team, and enjoy fireworks and concerts during the baseball season.

Des Moines, IA Minor League Baseball

Things to do Golf Courses near Des Moines, IA

Oakland Acres Golf Club

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Grinnell Golf & Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Boone County Golf Course Recreation Area

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Brooklyn-Victor Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days...

Otter Creek Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...