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
Des Moines
0:30
Des Moines Art Center
Des Moines Art Center
Des Moines
2:00
Salisbury House
Salisbury House
Des Moines
1:00
Terrace Hill
Terrace Hill
Des Moines
1:00
State of Iowa Historical Building
State of Iowa Historical Building
Des Moines
1:30