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Des Moines Travel Guide

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Des Moines Travel Guide

Where is Des Moines?

Nothing puts you in the mood for adventure more than researching your next dream destination. So, are you ready to learn a thing or two about Des Moines?

Des Moines is the capital of Iowa and is located 890 miles west of Washington, the country's capital.

Like meeting the locals while you're on vacation? This corner of Central Iowa is home to around 200,000 residents.

Places to Visit in Des Moines

Don't take a vacation in Des Moines without popping into prominent attractions like the Blank Park Zoo and the Science Center of Iowa. Additional options include the Des Moines Art Center and the Iowa State Fairgrounds. If you're not pressed for time, do your best to stop by all of them.Whether or not you are a garden enthusiast, you're sure to enjoy an afternoon at Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. Like some more options? It's always interesting exploring the living quarters of people from the past. Take a tour of Salisbury House and visualize how this historic house once was. But wait, that's not all there is! Iowa State Capitol Building will interest anyone wishing to gain a better understanding of the area's political history.

Car Rentals in Des Moines

Des Moines beckons, and the best way to see it is from the driver's seat. Search, compare and book car rentals in Des Moines in just a few clicks with Orbitz. Ready to step on the gas?

Many tourists collect a rental car right at Des Moines International Airport. Why don't you let Payless and Alamo Rent A Car be of service? Also have a look at the range at National Car Rental and Enterprise.

If you're all for comfort and ease, check out Enterprise.

Where to stay in Des Moines – Hotel Accommodation

On your way to the state capital of Iowa? With some 102 hotels in Des Moines, you don't have to stress. Orbitz can help you sort out your travels!Want us to make life easier? Our top picks include the Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines Downtown and Des Lux Hotel.

Nearest Airports to Des Moines

Lying 4 miles south of Des Moines' downtown area, Des Moines International Airport (DSM) is where your adventure begins. Once you've grabbed your suitcase from the baggage carousel, you'll be discovering the wonders of Des Moines before you know it!

Popular Places to Visit Near Des Moines

Chariton is adored by tourists. It's situated 40 miles from Des Moines, and there's no shortage of things to do. If you want to spend a whole day in this area, visit Lucas County Court House in the morning. Then make your way to Red Haw State Park and the Lakeview Golf and Country Club. Situated 50 miles away, Greenfield is another nearby destination. While you're here, be sure to check out the Iowa Aviation Museum, Adair County Courthouse and the Warren Cultural Center.

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Feeling a bit fed up because you need to cancel your travels? Well, don't panic — there's no way we're going to make it worse by penalizing you with a fee.^ If you contact them fast, your chosen airline and hotel might not either.

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