SUMMER IN DES MOINES

Summer in Des Moines is adventure. A relaxing getaway. Unlimited shopping and hidden gems. Catch live horse racing at Prairie Meadows. Zooming race cars at the Iowa Speedway. A thrilling ride on the NEW rollercoaster at Adventureland Park. Soaring hot air balloons at the National Balloon Classic and African wildlife at the Blank Park Zoo. Devour favorite foods on-a-stick at the Iowa State Fair. Catch hands-on discovery at the Science Center of Iowa. Art galleries and film showings. Performing arts and live concerts on the river. Summer sun at an outdoor festival. Catch everything you want to find this summer. Catch Des Moines.

 

 

Adventureland

Adventureland Park has more than 100 rides, shows and attractions, including the new MONSTER steel roller coaster coming in June 2016!!
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Prairie Meadows - Catch Live Racing

Come see why Prairie Meadows Casino Racetrack & Hotel is your place to play. With more than 85,000 square feet of casino action...
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Iowa Speedwway 2016

Iowa Speedway, “The Fastest Short Track on the Planet,” is central Iowa’s home for both racing and non-racing fans who are looking for thrilling, all-
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Science Center of Iowa

The Science Center of Iowa engages and inspires visitors by bringing
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Iowa State Fair

The Iowa State Fair features mouth-watering food, fabulous free
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Blank Park Zoo

Blank Park Zoo is "Iowa's Wildest Adventure!" Experience the wonders
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Summer Balloon Festival

Watch in wonder as hot air balloons paint the Iowa sky with brilliant colors
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Civic Center Beauty and the Beast

Enjoy a Broadway musical at the Des Moines Civic Center.
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Valley West Mall is a premier shopping center offering three department
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80/35 Music Festival

The 80/35 Music Festival takes place July 8-9 at Western Gateway Park
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Des Moines Social Club live music

Catch entertainment, classes & culture at the Des Moines Social Club.
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Living History Farms

Living History Farms is an interactive outdoor history museum which
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Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden is a vibrant 7-acre public
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Des Moines Arts Festival

The Festival invites you to ‘go where it takes you…” by engaging with 180
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Winefest

Catch Winefest Des Moines June 4-11: a week in celebration of local wine
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