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Des Moines, Iowa

  • 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, ...
    Blank Park Zoo

Attractions and Upcoming Events

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

Iowa State Capitol

Century-old building features 275-foot gold-leafed dome flanked by four smaller domes, grand staircase and beautiful woodwork. See legislative and old Supreme Court chambers, Governor's office, five-story law library, scale model of Battleship Iowa, collection of first-lady dolls. Tours last 60

Des Moines, IA Historic Buildings

Des Moines Playhouse

The Playhouse presents 12-14 musicals, comedies, dramas and family shows each year.

Des Moines, IA Theatres

Des Moines Art Center Downtown

An extension of the world-renowned Des Moines Art Center in an energetic urban museum space, featuring three or four exciting and fresh exhibitions each year. Museum shop offers unique gifts, jewelry, cards and books.

Des Moines, IA Galleries


Things to do near Des Moines, IA

Terrace Hill

This opulent 1869 Victorian mansion, a National Historic Landmark and home of Iowa's governor, was built by Iowa's first mill...

Jet Karting

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

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 ...

Grand View Golf Course

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

Mahanay Bell Tower

Fourteen-story carillon commands a view of Jefferson and surrounding countryside from the 120-foot-high observation deck. Fou...