Des Moines.

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

When you come to Greater Des Moines, you’ll notice the buzz. Our restaurants are sizzling. Our attractions are electric. Our trails go whooshing by. Our art scene generates applause.  

Greater Des Moines is the fastest-growing metro in the Midwest for good reason. It’s culture without the cost. Art without the attitude. Travel without the traffic. Walkable without the worry. We’re a clean, safe, inclusive, and fun destination that is ready to welcome you safely and responsibly.   

Curious? Follow the buzz to Greater Des Moines.  

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Greater 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
  • Adventureland Park
  • Prairie Meadows Casino Racetrack & Hotel
  • Blank Park Zoo
  • Living History Farms
  • 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?

  • Altoona
  • Ankeny
  • Bondurant
  • Clive
  • Johnston
  • Indianola
  • Urbandale
  • Grimes


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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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