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Jordan House

This stately Victorian home was built in 1850 and added to in 1870 by the first white settler in West Des Moines, James C. Jordan. Completely refurbished, this mansion was once part of the Underground Railroad and today houses 16

West Des Moines, IA Famous Homes

Historic Valley Junction

Historic railroad district, founded in the 1890s, with more than 120 specialty stores, art galleries, fashion boutiques, restaurants, and antique shops.

West Des Moines, IA Historic Downtowns



Willow Creek Golf Course -Red

Course Access: Public
Holes: 18
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 6

West Des Moines, IA Golf Courses

Things to do near West Des Moines, IA

Science Center of Iowa

This 110,000 square-foot facility located in downtown Des Moines features six interactive learning areas, three theaters incl...

Ponderosa Public Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...

Traer Historical Museum

Located in a former general store, with school and military exhibits, annual quilt show, cemetery walk. Learn about Tama Jim ...

Tama County Historical Museum

Former jail, built in 1870. American Indian and pioneer artifacts and extensive genealogical library, 1800s Bohemian cabin.

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...