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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

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



Iowa Hall of Pride

Experience Iowa from a fresh perspective at the Iowa Hall of Pride. Located within the Iowa Events Center, the Hall of Pride highlights Iowa's educational system, extracurricular activities and history through games, trivia and more.

Des Moines, IA Learning Centers

Things to do near Des Moines, IA

Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel

Reel and video slot machines, live Keno and poker, table games, live entertainment, and 500-seat bingo hall. Hotel offers 24-...

Colfax Country Club

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1 days...

Des Moines Art Center

Building designed by three internationally-recognized architects houses an internationally-renowned collection of artwork fro...

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...

Binford House

Italianate-style 1874 home with Italian marble, curved staircase, walnut built-ins. Listed on National Register of Historic P...