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Des Moines, Iowa

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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


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 history through games, trivia and more.

Des Moines, IA Learning Centers

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

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

Things to do near Des Moines, IA

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...

Marshall County Historical Museum

View interpretive exhibits on Marshall County history, from the prehistoric to the present....

Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel

Reel and video slot machines, live Keno and poker, table games, live entertainment, and 500-seat bingo hall. Hotel offers 24-...

Lakeside Golf Club

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

Fun Valley Ski Area

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