4 days in Des Moines Itinerary

4 days in Des Moines Itinerary

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Des Moines — 3 nights

Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Iowa. Bring the kids along to Adventureland and Blank Park Zoo. Explore Des Moines' surroundings by going to John Wayne Birthplace & Museum (in Winterset) and Ames (Reiman Gardens & Iowa State University). Next up on the itinerary: get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Building, walk around Gray's Lake Park, have fun at Rotary Riverwalk Park, and explore the world behind art at Des Moines Art Center.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Des Moines road trip planner.

In August in Des Moines, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 65°F at night.
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