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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

Terrace Hill

This opulent 1869 Victorian mansion, a National Historic Landmark and home of Iowa's governor, was built by Iowa's first millionaire, Benjamin F. Allen. Restored to the late 1800s period, it overlooks downtown Des Moines and is situated on eight acres with a recreated Victorian formal garden.

Des Moines, IA Famous Homes

Iowa Cubs Baseball

Follow the AAA minor league baseball team, and enjoy fireworks and concerts during the baseball season.

Des Moines, IA Minor League Baseball

Iowa State Capitol

Century-old building features 275-foot gold-leafed dome flanked by four smaller domes, grand staircase and beautiful woodwork. See legislative and old Supreme Court chambers, Governor's office, five-story law library, scale model of Battleship Iowa, collection of first-lady dolls. Tours last 60

Des Moines, IA Historic Buildings

Des Moines Playhouse

The Playhouse presents 12-14 musicals, comedies, dramas and family shows each year.

Des Moines, IA Theatres

Things to do near Des Moines, IA

Iowa State University

Ranked among the 25 most beautiful campuses in the nation, this university setting includes historic and contemporary buildin...

Salorville Lake Parks

Below is a link to the Polk County, Iowa Conservation site listing parks and trails. Nice information ------ Click on the...

Jester Park Golf Club -Executive

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

Ballard Golf & Country Club

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

Historic Valley Junction

Historic railroad district, founded in the 1890s, with more than 120 specialty stores, art galleries, fashion boutiques, rest...