Best Places To See in Des Moines

Handpicked Top 3 Places To See 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!


7401 Southwest 9th Street, Des Moines, IA 50315

Since 1966

Field Trip, Birthday Parties, Night Eyes, Scout, Weddings, Zoo Brew Reveal Party, Early Education, Member Events, Group Visits, Home School Programs, Conservation, Libraries, Facility Rental, Animal Days, Exhibitions, Conservation Speaker Series, Gators on The Green, Spring Break Schedule & Safari Camps Family Nature Club

Has over 800 furry, finned and feathered exotic creatures at the Zoo ● Approximately 30 acres and features an indoor rain forest Discovery Center, Jamaa Kwa Africa, Australia Adventure, Kids Kingdom, Great Cats Complex, a Sea Lion and Seal pool ● Free admission for Children (2 years and under) -Wheelchairs and strollers are available on a first come, first serve basis ● The indoor Discovery Center will amaze you with its mountainous and tropical habitats filled with exotic plants, birds & fish

Discount: $2 Off on Active military & immediate family members receive - $2 Off on veterans receive View Deal

Price: General admission:
Children (3 – 12 years) - $8
Adults (13 – 64 years) - $14
Senior Citizens (65+ years) - $11


Mon - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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909 Robert D. Ray Drive, Des Moines, IA 50309

Since 1979

Horticultural Exhibits, North Gallery, Calendar of Events, Garden Shop, Dine, Garden Photos, Plant Collections, Adult Education, Families Programs, Plants, Teachers, Group Visits, Venue Rentals, Youth, Students, Conservatory and Indoor Gardens, Educational Programs & Outdoor Gardens

Offers opportunities for learning, socialization and respite for gardening enthusiasts and casual visitors ● The Botanical Garden makes a stunning backdrop for all types of occasions including corporate gatherings, weddings and other celebrations ● This 14-acre centre bordering the Des Moines River features a domed conservatory that houses over 1000 varieties of exotic plants from throughout the world ● Free admission for children 3 and under & member

Price: Admission:
Adult $10
Senior (65+) $9
Military $9
Youth (4-17) $7


Mon - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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4700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312

Since 1948

Birthday Parties, Dining, Stores, Guided Tours, School Tour, Facility Rental, Wedding Events, Cooking Classes, Conservation, Workshop, Art Exhibitions, Summer Camps, Gift Shop, Educational Programs, Private and Special Events, Field Trips & Classrooms

Offers special guided tours for non-or-low-sighted individuals at both locations ● The Des Moines Art Center engages diverse local and international audiences with contemporary art through its museum and school, adding to the cultural record through collections and programs ● Offers free admission every day, which is supported by Principal Financial Group Foundation, Inc. and Art Center members

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Tue - Wed & Fri 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon Closed

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