8 days in Des Moines Itinerary

8 days in Des Moines Itinerary

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Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. Escape the urban bustle at High Trestle Trail and Lake Icaria State Park. Museum-lovers will appreciate Music Man Square and John Wayne Birthplace & Museum. Explore Des Moines' surroundings by going to Stockman House Museum (in Mason City), Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge and Prairie Learning Center (in Prairie City) and Central Gardens of North Iowa (in Clear Lake). There's still lots to do: take a stroll around Des Moines Civic Center, walk around Pappajohn Sculpture Park, learn about winemaking at Summerset Winery, and admire the natural beauty at Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Des Moines tour itinerary planning website.

Hampstead to Des Moines is an approximately 7-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Hampstead to Des Moines, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. September in Des Moines sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Des Moines

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Indianola, Mason City, John Wayne Birthplace & Museum, Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge and Prairie Learning Center, Central Gardens of North Iowa
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Music Man Square ©
Music Man Square
John Wayne Birthplace & Museum ©
John Wayne Birthplace & Museum
Stockman House Museum ©
Stockman House Museum

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