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Des Moines overview

Popular attractions in Des Moines include Iowa State Fairgrounds and Blank Park Zoo. Make plans to visit other popular sights like Science Center of Iowa and Des Moines Botanical Center. Whatever your interests are, Des Moines has something for you.

Where to stay in Des Moines

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Des Moines has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Des Moines with Hotels.com by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Des Moines hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Des Moines hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Des Moines

Fly in to Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.), 4.1 mi (6.7 km) from downtown Des Moines.

What to see around Des Moines

Fun excursions can include a visit to:
  • • Wells Fargo Arena
  • • Veterans Memorial Auditorium
  • • Principal Park
Known for its attractions including:
  • • Iowa State Fairgrounds
  • • Blank Park Zoo
  • • The Wallace Centers of Iowa: Wallace House
  • • Sky Glider West
  • • Sky Glider East
The area's cultural scene stands out, and places to visit include:
  • • Science Center of Iowa
  • • Des Moines Art Center
  • • Simon Estes Riverfront Amphitheater
  • • World Food Prize Hall of Laureates
  • • State Historical Society of Iowa Museum
Some top places to visit include:
  • • Des Moines Botanical Center
  • • Iowa State Capitol Building
  • • Salisbury House

When to visit Des Moines

If you're starting to plan your trip, you might be wondering when's the best time to visit. Here are the seasonal norms to help you decide when to go:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 56°F day, 14°F night
  • • April-June: 85°F day, 35°F night
  • • July-September: 86°F day, 49°F night
  • • October-December: 69°F day, 15°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 4.61 inches
  • • April-June: 13.50 inches
  • • July-September: 11.65 inches
  • • October-December: 6.26 inches