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Des Moines Art Center
#1 of 13 Museums in Des Moines
It may be unique among art museums in the way it has (successfully) combined architecture by three noted architects: Eliel Saarinen designed the original 1948 building with additions by I. M. Pei (1968) and Richar...
This is one of the best small museums in the country.
State Historical Museum
#2 of 13 Museums in Des Moines
The museums is right in front of the capitol and you can see that too!
I've been to a lot of state historical museums, but this one has to be one of the best ever.
World Food Prize Hall of Laureates
#3 of 13 Museums in Des Moines
This museum is in what was previously the library so the building and gardens are beautiful.
Salisbury House
#4 of 13 Museums in Des Moines
The museum also offers a host of special evening programs that are detailed on their website.
Science Center of Iowa
#5 of 13 Museums in Des Moines
We are members of the Chicago Science Museum and have visited several of the 300 museums in the system.
I love a good science museum and have been to a number of them, but this is a real gem.
Iowa Hall of Pride
#6 of 13 Museums in Des Moines
John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park
#7 of 13 Museums in Des Moines
Wells Fargo Museum
#8 of 13 Museums in Des Moines
The museum has information about the history of both Wells Fargo Express and Wells Fargo Bank, and how a number of Iowa banks have changed names and joined the Wells Fargo network.
It’s a cute, free museum.
The Wallace Centers of Iowa: Wallace House
#9 of 13 Museums in Des Moines
Fort Des Moines Museum & Education Center
#10 of 13 Museums in Des Moines
Outstanding museum celebrating the first black officer training class and the first female officer training class which both occurred here at Ft. Des Moines.
Polk County Heritage Gallery
#11 of 13 Museums in Des Moines
Sticks
#12 of 13 Museums in Des Moines
Karolyn Sherwood Gallery
#13 of 13 Museums in Des Moines