Visitor Info

Catch what you’ve been missing and start planning your next trip to Greater Des Moines. In Iowa’s capital city and its surrounding communities you can enjoy big amenities in a safe and accessible location. Greater Des Moines provides all the adventure and reward without the high cost. Full of unexpected delight, catch one of our nationally recognized festivals or enjoy dishes created by a James Beard nominated chef. Looking to hit a show or a sporting event? The options are endless. We can’t wait to show off our surprising destination.

Let us tell you what to expect, where to go and how to get around. Find a local recommendation on the best places to eat and unique itineraries. Or browse a list of local deals and attractions. Discover why visitors and locals love Des Moines!

“It’s the best kept secret in the country.”
— Visitor, New York, NY