Iowa
Des Moines
Interesting
Des Moines The Essential
Interesting
Straddling the V-shaped confluence of the Des Moines and Raccoon rivers, Iowa's politcal, governmental and economic capital city punctuates the surrounding farmlands. The city is one of the leading centers of the insurance industry, and its downtown Farmers Market (Saturday mornings from May to October) ranks among the best in the country. There's also an excellent fine art museum and several noteworthy historical homes. The Iowa State Fair, held here every year in August, epitomizes the rural Midwest: massive, friendly, wholesome, fattening and fun.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Des Moines
State Capitol Building
State Capitol Building
Completed in 1886-the second capitol on
30 minutes
Des Moines Art Center
Des Moines Art Center
The Des Moines Art Center combines
120 minutes
Salisbury House
Salisbury House
Nestled on 11 wooded acres stands what
60 minutes
Terrace Hill
Terrace Hill
Dubbed "Palace of the Prairie" upon its
60 minutes
State of Iowa Historical Building
State of Iowa Historical Building
One block away from the State Capitol,
90 minutes