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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

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

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 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

Salisbury House

This 42-room mansion was modeled after the King's House in Salisbury, England. Built in the 1920s by the Weeks family, the home contains authentic 16th century English oak, extensive flintwork and rafters dating to Shakespeare'

Des Moines, IA Famous Homes

Things to do near Des Moines, IA

Forest Park Museum

Museum presents the continuing history of Dallas County. Arboretum features a collection of trees from all parts of the count...

Iowa State Center

Four-building conference, athletic and performing arts complex. Stephens Auditorium is a 2,747-seat performing arts facility ...

Ankeny Area Historical Society Museum

Two museums house artifacts from the Ankeny area, including military items, several period rooms, a school room with historic...

Tama County Historical Museum

Former jail, built in 1870. American Indian and pioneer artifacts and extensive genealogical library, 1800s Bohemian cabin.

Urbandale Golf & Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...