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.
Today the capital city and cultural center of Iowa is revitalized. A versatile destination everyone will enjoy, Des Moines has an itinerary for almost every interest. Culture and art enthusiasts may want to roam through the Des Moines Art Center, spend the weekend museum-hopping or attend a Broadway-caliber performance at the Civic Center. Golfers can spend their time and energy teeing up at any of the area's fine championship courses. The Blank Park Zoo and the Iowa State Fairgrounds should be on the list for families. And gardeners will savor the fantastic blooms at the Botanical Center and the Better Homes and Gardens Test Garden. Mix it up a little and sample all this "big city with a small town heart" has to offer.
Read more Read less
Planning your Des Moines trip?
We'll search 200+ sites to find the best hotel prices, so you don’t have to.
Lowest airfare recently found by travelers like you
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
31° 15°
27° 12°
31° 16°
41° 23°
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}
    Sponsored by:

    Top-rated Des Moines Things to Do

    Browse all things to do

    Are You a Des Moines Tourism Organization?

    Other Destinations
    Popular Iowa Destinations
    Cedar Rapids Hotels
    37 Hotels, 4,735 Reviews
    Davenport Hotels
    23 Hotels, 4,278 Reviews
    Dubuque Hotels
    17 Hotels, 5,981 Reviews
    Iowa City Hotels
    6 Hotels, 1,815 Reviews
    Sioux City Hotels
    19 Hotels, 2,566 Reviews
    Waterloo Hotels
    15 Hotels, 2,122 Reviews
    Pricing Information

    *Prices are based on 1-21 day travel. These are the best fares found by travelers who searched TripAdvisor and a select group of our fare search partners in the past 72 hours. Ticket prices and seat availability change rapidly and cannot be guaranteed.

    Interested in Des Moines?
    Get updates with the latest deals and traveler reviews every week.
    Sign up