Best Landmarks in Des Moines

Handpicked Top 3 Landmarks in Des Moines, Iowa. They face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. You deserve the best!


1007 East Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50319

Since 1871

Holiday Historic House Tour, Monuments, Exhibitions, Government Buildings, Collections, Events, Programs, Historic Preservation, Court, Historical Building, Observation Deck, Field Trips & Guided Tours

The building features an array of majesty including many different types and colours of marble, works of art, fixtures and carvings in both wood and stone ● Its one of the most commanding features of the building is the towering dome

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Mon - Wed & Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thu 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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4025 Tonawanda Drive, Des Moines, IA 50312

Since 1923

Group Tour, Exhibitions, Architectural Buildings, Private Events, Shops, Collections, Stores, Education and Adult Programs, Field Trips, reservation and Restoration, Event Rentals, Cultural Activities, Events & Summer Camp

Lowa featuring a 42-room estate surrounded by nine acres of beautiful gardens and woodland it was built from 1923-1928 by cosmetic pioneer and Iowa native, Carl Weeks ● This exquisite American estate and its diverse collections of art, literature, and worldly treasures are open to the public for tours ● Guided Tours available ● The historic home contains authentic 16th century English oak woodwork, English flintwork and rafters that date back to the time of Shakespeare

Discount: 10% Off on Gift Shop purchases - 10% Off on a variety of public programs View Deal


Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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2300 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312

Since 1869

School Programs, Architectural Buildings, Education Programs, Community Outreach, Library, Group Tour, House, Preservation and Restoration, Events, Cultural Activities & Event Rentals

The 18,000-square foot building serves the dual purpose of the official governor’s residence and a National Historic Landmark ● Guided tours of the first two floors and historic gardens take visitors back to the Victorian lifestyle of the late 1880s ● Free admission for students with a school and 1 free chaperone per 10 students ● Tours last approximately one hour and begin in the Carriage House, which once contained horse stalls and carriages, and now has been renovated into a visitor’s centre

Price: $5 Adults & $2 Children (6-12)


Tue - Sat 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Sun & Mon Closed

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