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  • Attractions

    »Sleepy Hollow Sports Park

    Sleepy Hollow Sports Park is a 60-acre sports and family recreation complex. Some of the many activities offered at the park include bumper boats, go-karts, mini-golf, climbing wall, batting cages, and sand volleyball. In the winter they also have skiing, snow tubing, and snowboarding. The complex is also available for group events such as birthday parties, corporate picnics, school field trips, and many others.  Please check their website for hours and activity rates.

    4051 Dean Avenue
    Des Moines, IA 50317

    »Iowa State Capitol

    Located in Des Moines, the Iowa State Capitol building is imposing, but beautiful. Constructed between 1871 and 1886, this building houses Iowa's Legislature. It is the only state capitol in the United States that has five domes. It was one of the tallest buildings in Iowa until 1924 and it's central dome is gilded with actual gold. There is no entry fee to this building considered to be one of the most beautiful buildings in Des Moines.

    1007 East Grand Avenue
    Des Moines, IA 50319

    »East Village

    The historic East Village neighborhood in downtown Des Moines is filled with various bars, restaurants, and shops. The fun, eclectic atmosphere of this village is what attracts many visitors. The historic East Village also hosts many annual events, including the World Food Festival. Please check the neighborhood website to find out about all the businesses and events in the area.

    Grand Avenue
    Des Moines, IA 50319

    »Des Moines Botanical Center

    Located on 14 acres along the east bank of the Des Moines River, near downtown Des Moines, the Des Moines Botanical Center is one of the most popular cultural attractions in Iowa. Providing educational, recreational and community resources to thousands each year, the Des Moines Botanical Center is a member of the American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta.

    909 Robert D. Ray Drive
    Des Moines, Iowa 50316

    »Iowa State Historical Building

    The Iowa State Historical Building is located in the Historic East Village district of Des Moines. The building is home to the State Historical Museum, the Iowa Museum Store, the State Historical Museum Library and Archives, and Café Baratta's. Various community events are held here, including the annual Wild Rose Film Festival.

    600 East Locust
    Des Moines, IA 50319

    »Capital Square Nollen Plaza

    Capital Square Nollen Plaza is a bustling little square in downtown Des Moines which visitors are inevitably bound to bump into while strolling through the city. Located at the corner of Locust and 3rd Street, evenings are the best times to walk here when everyone is relaxed and returning from work or catching up with friends and admirers.

    Corner Of Locust and 3rd Streets
    Des Moines, IA 50309

    »Western Gateway Park

    With well-pruned lawns and plenty of shady spaces, the Western Gateway Park is one of the nicest spots in all of Des Moines. Here is where groups of friends, families, students and visitors stop by to unwind and catch up. President Obama delivered a speech here at this park in 2008 to amid scores of cheering loyalists. Home to a number of annual events, the Des Moines Arts Festival is perhaps the most-awaited one here.

    Between 12th and 13th Streets, Grand Avenue and Locust Street
    Des Moines, IA 50309

    »Wallace House

    Visit this stunning Victorian Italianate-style home of Henry Wallace, former Secretary of Agriculture.

    756 16th Street
    Des Moines, Iowa 50314

    »Hoyt Sherman Place

    Hoyt Sherman Place is a multipurpose venue that dates back to the late 19th Century. The lavish building retains its original parquet floors and marble fireplaces, which makes it a popular venue for corporate events and private parties. The building is also home to an art gallery and a beautiful theater that seats 1252 people. Visitors are welcome to tour the building.

    1507 Woodland Avenue
    Des Moines, IA 50309

    »Water Works Park

    The Water Works Park is 1,500 acres of pure outdoor fun! Park visitors can enjoy fun activities such as hiking, fishing, picnicking, jogging, and biking. There are also large open areas for team sports, and picnic areas with grills and tables.

    410 Fleur Drive
    Des Moines, IA 50321

    »Fort Des Moines Museum and Education Center

    The Fort Des Moines Museum and Education Center was built in the honor of the U.S. Army's first officer candidate class for African American men in 1917, and the establishment of the first Women's Army Auxiliary Corps in 1942. The Education center serves to be a national attraction with artifacts, exhibits, archival photographs and period art, also a resource center for students and a historical site for conferences, meetings and celebrations.

    75 East Army Post Road
    Des Moines, IA 50315

    »Blank Park Zoo

    With 49 acres of land, inhabited by 104 different animal species and 1,484 animal specimens, Blank Park Zoo is the only accredited zoo in the state of Iowa. The zoo also boasts of the widest range and collection of the botanical collections in Iowa. The zoo aims at inspiring appreciation of the nature, something that is fast declining in people today. The zoo is open only from November to February. So make sure you dont miss out the opportunity this year to see all the species of animals here. For further booking details please visit the website.

    7401 Southwest 9th Street
    Des Moines, IA 50315
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