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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

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

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

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

Sleepy Hollow Sports Park

Sixty-acre park features nine-hole, par-three golf course, go-karts, miniature golf, driving range, batting range, climbing wall, sand volleyball. Hayrack rides and Halloween activities. Winter activities include snow tubing, snowboarding and skiing. Lodge, concession/game area.

Des Moines, IA Fun Centers

Things to do near Des Moines, IA

Wild Feather Hunt Club

Premier upland game hunting for pheasant, chukar and quail, with access to 649 acres. Extended season, no bag limit. Bird-cle...

Monroe Gateway Recreation

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

Newton Country Club

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

Trainland USA

Operating toy train museum depicts the development of the railroad across the United States. Frontier, steam and diesel eras ...

Ballard Golf & Country Club

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