3 days in Des Moines Itinerary

3 days in Des Moines Itinerary

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Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. Change things up with a short trip to Hogback Covered Bridge in Winterset (about 42 minutes away). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 11th (Sat) at Adventureland. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Iowa State Fairgrounds, ponder the world of politics at Capitol Building, stroll through Blank Park Zoo, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Downtown Farmers Market.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Des Moines trip planning app .

In August in Des Moines, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Des Moines

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Adventureland, Hogback Covered Bridge
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Iowa State Fairgrounds
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Adventureland
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Pappajohn Sculpture Park

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