We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Top things to do in Des Moines

Name
Ranked #1 of 23 attractions in Des Moines
Category: Government Buildings; Landmarks
Map | Visitor photos (107)
Ranked #2 of 23 attractions in Des Moines
Category: Parks; Outdoors
Map | Visitor photos (76)
Ranked #3 of 23 attractions in Des Moines
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Outdoors

Principal Park continues to rate as one of the top minor league facilities in the country. The stadium, which was built prior to the start of the 1992 season, has seen over seven... more »

Map | Visitor photos (7)
Ranked #4 of 23 attractions in Des Moines
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: This internationally acclaimed museum houses impressive works by artists of the 19th and 20th centuries, including Edward... more » Owner description: This internationally acclaimed museum houses impressive works by artists of the 19th and 20th centuries, including Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keefe and Henri Matisse. The center, which also offers art classes, consists of three buildings, each designed by a celebrated architect: Eliel Saarinen, I.M. Pei and Richard Meier. « less
Map | Visitor photos (38)
Ranked #5 of 23 attractions in Des Moines
Category: Specialty Museums; Cultural
Map
Ranked #6 of 23 attractions in Des Moines
Category: Zoos/Aquariums
Owner description: A wide variety of animals are housed in natural settings at this 22-acre, relatively small zoo, dedicated to caring for the... more » Owner description: A wide variety of animals are housed in natural settings at this 22-acre, relatively small zoo, dedicated to caring for the over 800 animals, educating the public about different species, and generating fun experiences for children, such as crawling through simulated prairie dog tunnels and feeding, petting and riding animals. « less
Map | Visitor photos (62)
Ranked #7 of 23 attractions in Des Moines
Category: Historic Sites; Art Museums; History Museums; Landmarks
The King's House in Salisbury, England, was the inspiration for this Tudor mansion.
Map | Visitor photos (39)
Ranked #8 of 23 attractions in Des Moines
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
Owner description: Right in the heart of the city is a half-block long blaze of beauty - Better Homes and Gardens' testing ground for various... more » Owner description: Right in the heart of the city is a half-block long blaze of beauty - Better Homes and Gardens' testing ground for various landscape designs that the company documents and photographs. The area is one large area made of many mini-backyards, complete with annuals, perennials, bulbs and typical backyard structures like fences and gates. « less
Visitor photos (2)
Ranked #9 of 23 attractions in Des Moines
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Water Parks; Amusement Parks
Map | Visitor photos (27)
Ranked #10 of 23 attractions in Des Moines
Category: History Museums; Museums
Map | Visitor photos (20)
Ranked #11 of 23 attractions in Des Moines
Category: Science Museums; Museums
Map | Visitor photos (15)
Ranked #12 of 23 attractions in Des Moines
Category: Convention Centers; Other
Map
Ranked #13 of 23 attractions in Des Moines
Category: Neighborhoods; Cultural
Des Moines' cutting edge, hip neighborhood.
Visitor photos (4)
Ranked #14 of 23 attractions in Des Moines
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
Map
Ranked #15 of 23 attractions in Des Moines
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
Owner description: Reputed for its huge collection of the Midwest's ornamental and native plants, this 14-acre center bordering the Des Moines... more » Owner description: Reputed for its huge collection of the Midwest's ornamental and native plants, this 14-acre center bordering the Des Moines River features a domed conservatory that houses over 1000 varieties of exotic plants from throughout the world. The center also has an impressive herb garden, tropical and desert plants, and one of the best bonsai collections in the U.S. « less
Map | Visitor photos (33)
Ranked #16 of 23 attractions in Des Moines
Map | Visitor photos (13)
Ranked #17 of 23 attractions in Des Moines
Category: Government Buildings; Historic Sites; Landmarks
Historic Governor's mansion.
Map | Visitor photos (5)
Ranked #18 of 23 attractions in Des Moines
Ranked #19 of 23 attractions in Des Moines
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Map
Ranked #20 of 23 attractions in Des Moines
Map
Be the first to review this attraction
Owner description: The Norman E. Borlaug Hall of Laureates - home of The World Food Prize - is a public museum, educational facility and a place... more » Owner description: The Norman E. Borlaug Hall of Laureates - home of The World Food Prize - is a public museum, educational facility and a place of inspiration for all. This magnificently restored Beaux Arts space celebrates the spirit of giving, emphasizing the importance of global food security. « less
Map
Trusted travel advice about Des Moines