When you get to Des Moines, if you take I-235 through downtown Des Moines you will get an excellent view of our state capitol from the road. The capitol complex is not far off the interstate, if you choose to stop for a close up view. I-235 can then take you west to I-80 for the last leg of your trip to Omaha.
A few alternative stops along I-35 or I-80 that you may want to consider are:
- If you are a music fan, you may want to stop in Clear Lake, IA to see the Buddy Holly crash site.
- If you like history, Living History Farms in Urbandale, IA is just off the interstate, next to the Machine Shed restaurant.
- If you are a baseball fan, the Bob Feller Museum in Van Meter, IA (just west of Des Moines) has some interesting memorabilia.
Best wishes for a safe and enjoyable trip!
Edited: 12:03 am, September 24, 2013