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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

Science Center of Iowa

This 110,000 square-foot facility located in downtown Des Moines features six interactive learning areas, three theaters including the Blank IMAX Dome Theater, a cafe and gift shop. Group rates available.

Des Moines, IA Learning Centers

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

Basilica of St. John

Designated a basilica in 1989. Northern Italian/Lombardy Romanesque style, with gold-leaf coffered ceilings and 46 stained-glass windows, including a 15-foot Munich rose window. Ornate plaster and travertine marble interior.

Des Moines, IA Historic Churches

Things to do Golf Courses near Des Moines, IA

Oakland Acres Golf Club

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

Indian Creek Country Club

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

Glen Oaks Country Club

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

Wakonda Club

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

Lincoln Valley Golf

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 3 days...