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Heritage Carousel of Des Moines

Thirty animals and two wheelchair-accessible chariots turn to the music of a Stinson band organ on this colorful wooden carousel. Located in a city park near the Des Moines River, the carousel features handpainted scenes of Des Moines landmarks.

Des Moines, IA Carousels

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

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

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

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

Ankeny Area Historical Society Museum

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

Madrid Historical Society Museum

Keigley Doll Collection includes more than 1,000 dolls, plus toys, accessories, and teddy bears. Ackerlund-Burke Coal Mine Mu...

Boone County Historical Center

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

Hyperion Field Club

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

Prairie View Golf Course

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