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Des Moines Art Center

Building designed by three internationally-recognized architects houses an internationally-renowned collection of artwork from the 19th century to the present. Traveling exhibitions, educational and fine arts programs, library, museum shop and restaurant.

Des Moines, IA Galleries

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

Sleepy Hollow Sports Park

Sixty-acre park features nine-hole, par-three golf course, go-karts, miniature golf, driving range, batting range, climbing wall, sand volleyball. Hayrack rides and Halloween activities. Winter activities include snow tubing, snowboarding and skiing. Lodge, concession/game area.

Des Moines, IA Fun Centers

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

Wallace House

Restored Italianate Victorian was home of the first Henry Wallace -- national leader in agriculture and conservation, and editor of Wallaces' Farmer. Exhibits include "Uncle Henry's Des Moines, 1880-1920", the Wallace era of Wallaces'

Des Moines, IA Famous Homes

Things to do near Des Moines, IA

Des Moines Golf & Country Club -South

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

Colfax Country Club

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

Taylor #4 Country School

This turn-of-the-century one-room schoolhouse is furnished with fixtures and equipment from Marshall County schools and depic...

Fun Valley Ski Area

One triple and two double chair lifts for downhill skiing. Tubing, snowboard park. Restaurant, pro shop. Log cabins for rent ...

Octagon Center for the Arts

Local, regional and national art exhibitions and juried art shows, classes and workshops for all ages. Octagon Shop offers Mi...