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Des Moines, Iowa

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Science Center of Iowa

This 110,000 square-foot facility located in downtown Des Moines features six interactive learning areas, three theaters including the Blank IMAX Dome Theater, a cafe and gift shop. Group rates available.

Des Moines, IA Learning Centers

Des Moines Art Center Downtown

An extension of the world-renowned Des Moines Art Center in an energetic urban museum space, featuring three or four exciting and fresh exhibitions each year. Museum shop offers unique gifts, jewelry, cards and books.

Des Moines, IA Galleries

Fort Des Moines Memorial Park and Education Center

America's largest memorial to black and female soldiers. A 4.6-acre memorial park includes 20,000 sq. ft. museum and historic chapel.

Des Moines, IA Memorials

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

Iowa Events Center

Wells Fargo Arena, Hy-Vee Hall, Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Polk County Convention Complex. Concerts, tournaments and special events throughout the year. Home of the new Iowa Stars hockey team, the top-level affiliate of the NHL's Dallas Stars.

Des Moines, IA Event Centers

Things to do near Des Moines, IA

Toad Valley Golf Course

Established in 1973, Toad Valley is a golf course situated in the country without the visual obstruction of being built as a ...

Marshall County Historical Museum

View interpretive exhibits on Marshall County history, from the prehistoric to the present....

Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge and Prairie Le

Learn about Iowa's rich prairie heritage. See wildlife, native flowers and grasses, elk and buffalo along auto tour and foot ...

Boone County Historical Center

Experience the drama of the Kate Shelley story. View a coal mine replica, extensive gun and military collection, mounted wild...

State Center Rose Garden

Landscaped garden in "The Rose Capital of Iowa" features varieties of old and new roses, along with a gazebo. Garden is light...