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Hoyt Sherman Place

Built in 1877 by prominent pioneer businessman Hoyt Sherman, this mansion was Des Moines' first public art gallery and houses a distinctive collection of 19th and 20th century artwork. The 1,250

Des Moines, IA Famous Homes

Heritage Carousel of Des Moines

Thirty animals and two wheelchair-accessible chariots turn to the music of a Stinson band organ on this colorful wooden carousel. Located in a city park near the Des Moines River, the carousel features handpainted scenes of Des Moines landmarks.

Des Moines, IA Carousels


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

Reiman Gardens

Beautiful, educational display garden features 5,000 square-foot indoor conervatory with changing displays, and butterfly fli...

Story Theatre/Grand Opera House

Visit the oldest continuously running theater in Iowa. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this restored oper...

Raccoon Bend Golf Club

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

Boone County Historical Center

Experience the drama of the Kate Shelley story. View a coal mine replica, extensive gun and military collection, mounted wild...