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Des Moines, Iowa

  • 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 availa...
    Science Center of Iowa
  • 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 histor...
    Iowa Hall of Pride

Attractions and Upcoming Events

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

Iowa Events Center

Wells Fargo Arena, Hy-Vee Hall, Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Polk County Convention Complex. Concerts, tournaments and special events throughout the year. Home of the new Iowa Stars hockey team, the top-level affiliate of the NHL's Dallas Stars.

Des Moines, IA Event Centers

Iowa State Fairgrounds

The Iowa State Fair, held each August, is Iowa's largest tourism event and the cornerstone event of more than 160 activities held year-round on these 400

Des Moines, IA Fairgrounds


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

Jefferson Telephone Company Museum

One of the few telephone museums in America, it features many early telephone and switching displays....

Science Center of Iowa

This 110,000 square-foot facility located in downtown Des Moines features six interactive learning areas, three theaters incl...

Echo Valley Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1 days...

Newton Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Beaver Run Golf Course

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