With over 600 miles of trails, beautiful parks, and spectacular botanical gardens, Des Moines is the perfect destination for those who love the outdoors. This city boasts campgrounds, an arboretum, golf courses, and endless opportunities to sail, bike, hike, and more. Plus, there are countless indoor recreational activities available as well, including paintball, go-karts, rocket climbing, and even the Iowa Hall of Pride.

For those who love music, theater, and the arts, Des Moines is the perfect vacation destination. This city is bursting with unique galleries, live music, public art, and theatrical performances. Catch a Broadway show at the Des Moines Civic Center, view beautiful works of art at the Kavanaugh Art Gallery or the Des Moines Art Center, or find fun sculptures at the Pappajohn Sculpture Park or on any of the walking or biking tours of the city.

If you’re a history buff, you’ll love Des Moines plethora of historical attractions ranging from Victorian home tours to the birth site of John Wayne. The city is also home to an outstanding Science Center, a unique and fun dining scene (who wouldn’t want to visit Zombie Burger + Drink Lab?) and so much more.

Looking for other fun and exciting things to do here? Des Moines boasts countless wineries and breweries, awesome shopping, the Adventureland Amusement Park, horseback riding at Jester Park, skating rinks, and everything in-between. For more ideas and help planning your itinerary, visit the Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau website.

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