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  • 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-s...
    Iowa State Capitol

Attractions and Upcoming Events

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

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

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

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

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...

Madrid Historical Society Museum

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

State Center Rose Garden

Landscaped garden in "The Rose Capital of Iowa" features varieties of old and new roses, along with a gazebo. Garden is light...

Des Moines Playhouse

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

Salorville Lake Camping

Salorville Lake has several choices when it comes to Camping, Lodging and Day Use areas. Below is a list of some of the area...