36 days in Des Moines Itinerary

36 days in Des Moines Itinerary

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Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at John Wayne Birthplace & Museum and American Gothic House. Explore Des Moines' surroundings by going to Honey Creek State Park (in Moravia), Waterloo (Waterloo Center for the Arts, National Wrestling Hall of Fame - Dan Gable Museum, & more) and Airpower Museum (in Ottumwa). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 14th (Sun) at Adventureland. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge and Prairie Learning Center, trek along Hickory Hills park/Casey's Paha, contemplate the long history of Amana Colonies National Historic Landmark, and see human ingenuity at work at Jacob Krumm Nature Preserve.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Des Moines road trip planner.

In March, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Des Moines

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Winterset, Amana, Waterloo, Pella, Indianola
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Capitol Building
John Wayne Birthplace & Museum ©
John Wayne Birthplace & Museum

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