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Spring in Des Moines

Spring in Greater Des Moines is when you can enjoy favorite indoor attractions like the Science Center of Iowa and MB2 Raceway, as well as outdoor favorites like Living History Farms, Adventureland and the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park. Go shopping at an outdoor shopping district like Historic Valley Junction or Outlets of Des Moines. Looking for a weekend getaway? Plan it around one of the many annual spring events.

It is the perfect time to explore the indoor and outdoor gardens at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden during the day and then cheer on the Iowa Barnstormers at night. Experience spring in Greater Des Moines.


Hear from locals about where to eat, drink, and spend your time while visiting Des Moines this spring. Catch an insider look at events in Des Moines, suggested itineraries, places to shop in Des Moines, and a few of the many delicious restaurants. These are just a few of our recommendations! Read this suggested content and then check out an entire list of blogs here.