3 days in Des Moines Itinerary

3 days in Des Moines Itinerary

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Des Moines
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Des Moines

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Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. Get out of town with these interesting Des Moines side-trips: Reiman Gardens (in Ames) and Winterset (Hogback Covered Bridge & John Wayne Birthplace & Museum). There's still lots to do: ponder the world of politics at Capitol Building, walk around Pappajohn Sculpture Park, cool off at Adventureland, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Blank Park Zoo.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Des Moines trip builder app .

May in Des Moines sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Winterset, Adventureland, Reiman Gardens
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Capitol Building ©
Capitol Building
Adventureland ©
Blank Park Zoo ©
Blank Park Zoo