• Welcome to the City of Des Moines

    A major center for insurance, financial services and publishing, Des Moines has a lot to offer, such as affordable housing, short commute times, a diverse population, and was also recently named one of the best places to live on the Silicon Prairie.

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  • Spotlight on Des Moines

    Gray's Lake Park features the 1,400 foot-long Kruidenier Trail pedestrian bridge and a 1.9 mile trail around the lake. "...Residents can walk, bike, boat or fish -- right in the very heart of downtown," said Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie.

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  • Iowa State Capitol

    The Iowa State Capitol is among the most beautiful state capitols in the country with its 275-foot, 23-karat gold leafed dome anchoring the east end of downtown Des Moines.

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  • East Village

    Historic East Village is an eclectic neighborhood of restored historic properties, beautiful streetscapes, and urban living at the foot of the State Capitol.

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  • World Food Prize

    Des Moines is home to the World Food Prize the foremost international award recognizing the achievements in advancing human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world.

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Finding Your Way through the Red Tape
Finding Your Way through the Red Tape

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Des Moines Capital City of Iowa

As Iowa's capital city, Des Moines is the hub of government action, business activity and cultural events. Our city offers an array of entertainment choices, quality education, public services and friendly neighborhoods.

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Iowa State Fair Named #4
Iowa State Fair Named #4

BLT, the blog for lifestyle & travel has published an article called 'The 20 Best State Fairs in America'. Iowa is #4!