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Des Moines Iowa Travel Guide

Capitol Building Grand Rotunda Des Moines Iowa USADid you know that Des Moines, Iowa was chosen the Number One City in the U.S. to raise a family in 2010 by Forbes? Or that it ranked as the 5th happiest state in the union by Yahoo? Perhaps it’s time to visit and see why! This City Guide gives you info on all Des Moines, Iowa hotels.

Des Moines began as a military post in the 1800’s, founded on the Des Moines River, and has developed into a friendly, affordable vacation destination. The Des Moines International Airport (DSM) is convenient, offering plenty of Des Moines, IA hotels and it’s easy to get around the city by car. It’s cool to get around Downtown on the trolley shuttle and there are even skywalks connecting restaurants, shopping and plenty of luxury and discounted hotels.

Known as one of the top insurance centers in the world, Des Moines visitors enjoy touring the state Capitol building with its lovely golden dome. The Historic Valley Junction District provides plenty of shopping, art and dining. The six block area, settled in 1846, boasts over 120 unique and interesting shops. Another popular destination is Blank Park Zoo, featuring exhibits of 104 species and almost fifteen hundred animals.

Chinese Pagoda at Riverfront Gardens in Des Moines Iowa USATo explore the natural beauty of Iowa, try hiking or biking some of the Des Moines River Water Trail’s 100 miles. The Botanical and Environmental Center is the place for exciting events such as the Annual Fall Bulb Mart and visits with Santa at Christmas. Self-guided tours are available of the dome and collection of bonsai. Just south of the Botanical Center and across the Iowa River from the Events Center you can explore a 1.7 acre Asian Garden filled with waterfalls, stone pagodas and a pavilion.  Bring your cameras!

Who knew there was so much to do in Des Moines? Utilize this OneTravelSource City Guide to aid your planning process. The friendly Iowans invite you to visit today!

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Motel 6 Des Moines South  Airport

Motel 6 Des Moines South Airport

4817 Fleur Dr -- Des Moines, IA

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Motel 6 Des Moines West

Motel 6 Des Moines West

7655 Office Plaza Dr N -- West Des Moines, IA

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Rodeway Inn Des Moines

Rodeway Inn Des Moines

5020 Ne 14th St -- Des Moines, IA

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Motel 6 Des Moines East  Altoona

Motel 6 Des Moines East Altoona

3225 Adventureland Dr -- Altoona, IA

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Days Inn Des MoinesWestClive

Days Inn Des MoinesWestClive

1600 NW 114th St -- Clive, IA

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Motel 6 Des Moines Ia

Motel 6 Des Moines Ia

4940 NE 14th Street -- Des Moines, IA

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Travelodge Des Moines

Travelodge Des Moines

4685 A Northeast 14th Street -- Des Moines, IA

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Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndham C

11000 Federal Avenue -- Colfax, IA

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Econo Lodge Inn and Suites  Des MoinesMerle Hays Road

Econo Lodge Inn and Suites Des Moin

4755 Merle Hay Road -- Des Moines, IA

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8711 Plum Dr -- Urbandale, IA

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