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Des Moines, Iowa

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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


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

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

Things to do near Des Moines, IA

Watson's Grocery Store Museum

Watson's Grocery Store Museum, built in 1895 and continuously operated until the mid 1980's, is a rare slice of late Victoria...

Hill Golf Course, The

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

Tama-Toledo Country Club

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

Mamie Doud Eisenhower Birthplace

Frame house with restored summer kitchen and furniture from Mamie's family. Master bedroom includes bed in which Mamie was bo...