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Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
909 Robert D. Ray Dr.
Des Moines, IA
United States


Contact:
515-323-6290
www.dmbotanicalgarden.com
World Food Prize (former downtown public library)
100 Locust St.
Des Moines, IA
United States

Contact:
515-245-3735
www.worldfoodprize.org/en 
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World Food Prize hours:
Sunday Closed
Monday Closed
Tuesday 9AM–3PM
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday 9AM–1PM
Downtown Farmers Market
along Court Avenue
Des Moines, IA
United States


Contact: Kelly Foss
515-286-4928
www.dsmpartnership.com/de 
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Pappajohn Sculpture Park
1330 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA
United States


Contact:
515-237-1386
www.desmoinesartcenter.or 
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Historic East Village
between state capitol & DM River
Des Moines, IA
United States


Contact:
eastvillagedesmoines.com
Iowa State Capitol
1007 E. Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA
United States


Contact:
515-281-5591
www.legis.iowa.gov
The website has links to setting up or taking virtual tours, not just legislative info. The building is open to the public during the following times:
Sunday Closed
Monday 7AM–5PM
Tuesday 7AM–5PM
Wednesday 7AM–5PM
Thursday 7AM–5PM
Friday 7AM–5PM
Saturday 9AM–4PM

 
Science Center of Iowa
401 W. Martin Luther King Pkwy
Des Moines, IA
United States


Contact:
515-274-6868
www.sciowa.org
Other downtown attractions

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Des Moines Art Center
4700 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA
United States


Contact:
515.277.4405
www.desmoinesartcenter.or 
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Blank Park Zoo
7401 SW 9th St.
Des Moines, IA
United States


Contact:
515-285-4722
www.blankparkzoo.com
Living History Farms
11121 Hickman Rd.
Urbandale, IA
United States


Contact:
515-278-5286
www.lhf.org
Adventureland Park
3200 Adventureland Dr.
Altoona, IA
United States


Contact:
515-266-2121
www.adventurelandresort.c 
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Iowa Speedway
3333 Rusty Wallace Dr.
Newton, IA
United States


Contact:
641.791.8100
www.iowaspeedway.com
Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino
1 Prairie Meadows Dr
Altoona, IA
United States


Contact:
5125-967-1000
www.prairiemeadows.com
Jordan Creek Town Center
101 Jordan Creek Parkway
West Des Moines, IA
United States

Contact:
515-440-6255
www.jordancreektowncenter 
.com/en.html
Saylorville Lake
5600 NW 78th Ave.
Johnston, IA
United States

Contact:
515-276-0433
www.mvr.usace.army.mil/Mi 
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Valley Junction
4th-7th blocks RR Ave. & Locust
West Des Moines, IA
United States

Contact:
515-222-3642
www.valleyjunction.com
Outlets of Des Moines
801 Bass Pro Dr. NW
Altoona, IA
United States


Contact:
515-380-7400
www.outletsofdesmoines.co 
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Newest shopping area in the expanding Altoona entertainment market. Adjacent to Prairie Meadows Racetrack and behind Bass Pro Shops.