Des Moines.

The S's Are Silent. Our City is Buzzing.

Guess which metro area is the fastest-growing in the Midwest? (Spoiler alert, it’s in the headline.)

And while we’re still under some people’s radar, our converts have a hard time keeping a secret. Visitors rave about our iconic festivals and events, farm-to-fork cuisine, 800 miles of hiking and biking trails, and more.

We’re America’s #1 minor league sports market where you can catch a rising star—or a hot dog—at any one of our marquee events. And as a major art destination in the Midwest, we’re living proof that sometimes the best art doesn’t come in a frame. From thrill rides to chill vibes, catch what you’ve been missing.

Curious? Follow the buzz to Greater Des Moines.

Authentically Des Moines

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Frequently Asked Questions


What are the best things to do in Des Moines?

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
John & Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park
Des Moines Art Route
Drake Relays
Outdoor Trails

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What is there to do in Des Moines for free?

Des Moines Art Center
Ankeny Art Center
Moberg Gallery
John & Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park
State Historical Museum of Iowa


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What cities are near Des Moines?


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What is the weather like in Des Moines?

Des Moines is a four seasons destination with breezy springs, balmy summers, crisp falls, and brisk winters. The average temperatures range between 14 degrees to 86 degrees.

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