DSM Downtown Farmers' Market is open every Sat. 7am-noon. It is ranked #2 in the US (behind Seattle).
DSM Downtown Farmers' Market is open every Sat. 7am-noon. It is ranked #2 in the US (behind Seattle).
The following information is for classmate and guest travelers who may not have come "home" or been in the metro area for some time. Locals may appreciate some of our research as well. Here you will find several useful phone numbers, a short list of hotels/accomodations by region, various activities worth checking out on a weekend in DSM and other available events which will continue to be added as we get closer to September.

Finding great restaurants has never been easier in Des Moines. Those of us who live in the metro area have our favorites and there are dozens of options for all types of cuisine .  Your smart phone can identify many close to you while in the area and if you still use the yellow pages (sure we do, we "R" 68!) the list goes on. Nevertheless, a few are provided here beginning with some long-standing traditional and cherished establishments.

Click on the website links under each venue to be taken to each of the accomodations, things to do, and places to eat suggestions.

Questions may be referred to Loretta Quinnett (Jeannie Potter to most of you), using the "contact us" link.
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