Des Moines, Iowa

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Iowa’s First Selfie Museum Draws Fans From Across the Country

Selfie Station, with 27 Instagrammable backdrops, opened last month in a Des Moines mall—and is already so popular that some fans are driving hours to visit.

15 Hot Spots in Des Moines

Every four years, the nation's political spotlight turns to Iowa and its capital, Des Moines. Here are some of the city's favorite gathering places—whenever you happen to visit!

Top 10 Active Adventures in Des Moines

Des Moines caters to our desires to get moving with activities like rock climbing, trampolining, pedaling through the East Village and dancing.

10 Great Things to Do in Des Moines

Iowa's capital is known for being home to the State Fair, but Des Moines also gives artists, foodies and explorers plenty to love.

Bred to Serve

Thanks to a Des Moines-based group, a special breed of dog serves the veterans who have served our country.

Two-Day Getaway to Des Moines

The state’s capital city, Des Moines has evolved into a sophisticated weekend destination with reasonable prices. Parks and trails round out boutique shops and independent gastronomy gems.

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Top Things to Do in Des Moines

Visiting the state capitol, the Iowa State Fair, Adventureland Park and a world-class sculpture park are just a few of the things to do in Des Moines. Check out our guide for what to do, where to eat and where to stay in Iowa's capital.

Shop, Eat and Play in Des Moines' East Village

At the base of Iowa's capitol, Des Moines' East Village offers stylish shopping, great dining and, in fall, a series of mellow Sunday bazaars.