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Des Moines, Iowa

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Des Moines Art Center

Building designed by three internationally-recognized architects houses an internationally-renowned collection of artwork from the 19th century to the present. Traveling exhibitions, educational and fine arts programs, library, museum shop and restaurant.

Des Moines, IA Galleries

State Historical Building

In a modern glass and granite building, discover an exciting hands-on approach to exploring Iowa's past. This showcase of the State Historical Society of Iowa includes native wildlife, American Indian and pioneer artifacts, political and military items, and a new permanent exhibit entitled "Mammoth:

Des Moines, IA Museums

Blank Park Zoo

Beautifully-landscaped 22-acre zoological park featuring naturalistic exhibits with more than 800 animals from five continents, including lions, tigers, sea lions, snow leopards, giraffe. Train ride, camel ride, gift shop and cafe. Discovery Center includes Iowa'

Des Moines, IA Zoos

Wallace House

Restored Italianate Victorian was home of the first Henry Wallace -- national leader in agriculture and conservation, and editor of Wallaces' Farmer. Exhibits include "Uncle Henry's Des Moines, 1880-1920", the Wallace era of Wallaces'

Des Moines, IA Famous Homes


Things to do near Des Moines, IA

Boone Golf & Country Club

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

Des Moines Playhouse

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

Perry Golf & Country Club

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

Hyperion Field Club

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

Salorville Lake Fishing Forcast

Fishing Forecast A comprehensive survey occurring spring through fall of 2009 provided good information on the game fish s...