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Des Moines, Iowa


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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

Fort Des Moines Memorial Park and Education Center

America's largest memorial to black and female soldiers. A 4.6-acre memorial park includes 20,000 sq. ft. museum and historic chapel.

Des Moines, IA Memorials

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


Things to do near Des Moines, IA

Hoyt Sherman Place

Built in 1877 by prominent pioneer businessman Hoyt Sherman, this mansion was Des Moines' first public art gallery and houses...

Jet Karting

Rental racing, WKA-sanctioned races on .6-mile asphalt road course....

River Valley Golf Course

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

Des Moines Golf & Country Club -North

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

Willow Creek Golf Course -Red

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 6 days...