Things to Do in Iowa: Des Moines
Here’s a guide of what to do, where to eat and where to stay in Des Moines.
Do & See
With three buildings designed by internationally known architects Eliel Saarinen, I.M. Pei and Richard Meier, this museum is itself a work of art. Inside, see nearly 5,000 pieces spanning many centuries.
More than 30 sculptures fill this 4.4-acre park in central Des Moines. The free park is considered one of the top sculpture gardens in the Midwest. Afterward, wander the 6-mile Art Route DSM, which features more than 80 public artworks.
Take in a show
Eat & Stay
Enjoy classic French cuisine in a AAA Three Diamond brasserie-style restaurant with a casually chic setting.
The aptly named Splash, a AAA Three Diamond restaurant, serves expertly prepared fresh seafood.
Stay at this 413-room AAA Three Diamond hotel. Amenities include an indoor pool, a fitness center, and the restaurant and cocktail lounge Mash + Marrow.