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Des Moines, Iowa

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Terrace Hill

This opulent 1869 Victorian mansion, a National Historic Landmark and home of Iowa's governor, was built by Iowa's first millionaire, Benjamin F. Allen. Restored to the late 1800s period, it overlooks downtown Des Moines and is situated on eight acres with a recreated Victorian formal garden.

Des Moines, IA Famous Homes

Fort Des Moines Memorial Park and Education Center

America's largest memorial to black and female soldiers. A 4.6-acre memorial park includes 20,000 sq. ft. museum and historic chapel.

Des Moines, IA Memorials

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 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

Des Moines Golf & Country Club -South

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

Perry Golf & Country Club

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

Wagaman Mill

Constructed in 1848, the mill has been used as a saw mill, carding mill, flour mill, feed mill, and as a generating station f...

Trainland USA

Operating toy train museum depicts the development of the railroad across the United States. Frontier, steam and diesel eras ...