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West Des Moines, Iowa

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Historic Valley Junction

Historic railroad district, founded in the 1890s, with more than 120 specialty stores, art galleries, fashion boutiques, restaurants, and antique shops.

West Des Moines, IA Historic Downtowns


Jordan House

This stately Victorian home was built in 1850 and added to in 1870 by the first white settler in West Des Moines, James C. Jordan. Completely refurbished, this mansion was once part of the Underground Railroad and today houses 16

West Des Moines, IA Famous Homes


Glen Oaks Country Club

Course Access: Private
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7

West Des Moines, IA Golf Courses

Things to do near West Des Moines, IA

Faulconer Gallery

Major changing exhibitions of historical and contemporary art, located in building designed by architect Cesar Pelli....

Willow Creek Golf Course -White

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 6 days...

Homewood Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1 days...

Matthew Edel Blacksmith Shop

Visit 19th-century blacksmith shop operated until 1940 by German immigrant Matthew Edel. Shop remains as he left it in 1940.

The Brenton Arboretum

More than 1,800 identified trees and shrubs at this 120-acre arboretum. Walking tours and trails, wetlands and prairie, wildf...