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Des Moines, Iowa Tourism: Best of Des Moines

About Des Moines
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.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Des Moines

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If you're a more budget-conscious traveler, then you may want to consider traveling to Des Moines between June and August, when hotel prices are generally the lowest. Peak hotel prices generally start between December and February.