Des Moines.

Only the S's Are Silent.

Have you heard? Here in Greater Des Moines, we’re not so hush-hush these days. The word is out. Our restaurants are sizzling. Our bars are buzzing. Our attractions scream. Our events say, “Bring it.”

Follow us to Des Best that Des Moines has to offer. Because here, you can have a taste. Here, you have it all. #CATCHdsm

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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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