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Things To Do in Des Moines, IA

Do you feel like you’re in a rut? Break free from the routine by exploring all the wonderful, fun-filled things to do in the area! We have it all from family fun and kid-friendly entertainment, to adult playgrounds and movie theaters. Discover just how rich the city is by scrolling below to find out the attractions around you.

Click on any attraction to get directions. You can also click on each category to find even more things to do. From outdoor fun to indoor mystery – nothing compares to the excitement that awaits you. With all our options, you’ll wish that days lasted longer!

Des Moines Art Center

Des Moines Art Center

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Des Moines Playhouse

Des Moines Playhouse

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Renaissance Faire

Renaissance Faire

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Bright Grandview Golf Course

Bright Grandview Golf Course

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Historic East Village

Historic East Village

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AMC Classic Cobblestone 9

AMC Classic Cobblestone 9

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Terrace Hill

Terrace Hill

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Civic Center of Greater Des Moines

Civic Center of Greater Des Moines

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Johnny's Hall of Fame Sports Bar

Johnny's Hall of Fame Sports Bar

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Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge

Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge

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Historic East Village

Historic East Village

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Des Moines Buccaneers

Des Moines Buccaneers

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The Pappajohn Sculpture Park

The Pappajohn Sculpture Park

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Local Resources in Des Moines, IA

When you’re visiting a city or are new to the area, finding information on local resources might be hard. You may find yourself in need of airport information, food banks, local radio and TV stations, hospitals, churches or even schools in the area. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Our local resources include universities, colleges and school districts; local government services and branches; hospitals, clinics and urgent care services; local news stations and newspapers; airports and trains; and local utilities – cable and internet services, natural gas, electric, water and cell phone services.

Anything you might need while you travel or when you first get established in a new city, we have in our "Local Resources" tab at the top of the page. Click on the category you’re looking for to find countless options to suit your needs.

Des Moines Area Community College

Des Moines Area Community College

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Des Moines Fire Department

Des Moines Fire Department

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Iowa Methodist Medical Center

Iowa Methodist Medical Center

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WHOTV

WHOTV

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WOI-DT

WOI-DT

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Des Moines International Airport

Des Moines International Airport

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Dish Network

Dish Network

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