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Saylorville Des Moines

The Des Moines Art Festival was first held in 1958 on the grounds of the Des Moines’ fine art museum. Although the initial festival attracted scarcely more than a few hundred people, five decades later the annual attendance has skyrocketed to over 200,000. Over the previous two years the Festival has been awarded 35 Pinnacle

Des Moines Suburbs Altoona Adventureland Inn

When visiting Des Moines, travelers don’t have to stay trapped within the metro.  Iowa’s capital is an emerging, U.S. city.  It has a surplus of small towns and suburbs within 20-30 minutes of downtown.  The area relatively clean.  The people are extremely neighborly and helpful.  And, you have scenes more than capable of being photographed

An Overview of the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines Iowa

Iowa is one of the country’s leading agricultural states. Every year, smack dab in the middle of the dog days of summer and just before Labor Day, which signals the official end of summer, Iowa holds its annual Iowa State Fair. Since Des Moines is the state’s capital, it makes sense that the fair be

The Nicest Suburbs to Live in near Des Moines Iowa

The Nicest Suburbs To Live In Near Des Moines, Iowa * There are many suburban areas around Des Moines which are good locations to reside in depending on the type of service in question and depending on the working and commuting conditions too. Given below is a list of most ideal suburbs around Des Moines.

Best Mexican Resturants in Des Moines

Des Moines offers some really great Mexican food.There are dozens of restaurants to enjoy a night of Mexican delicacies, so how do you know which are the best? If you enjoy Mexican food, El Patio is a can’t miss stop.Opened in 1941, this is the oldest Mexican restaurant in the city.Not only are traditional and

A Guide to the Downtown Farmers Market in Des Moines Iowa

The Farmer’s Market, Downtown is a much awaited event that happens half the year long, during the summer months, in Des Moines, IA. Farmers, gardeners, horticulturists, home-growers, cottage industries and well, almost everyone in and around Des Moines look forward to it. There is literally anything and everything displayed that can be raised, grown, processed,

Iowa State Fair

Are you in search of some summer fun? Ready for excitement? Feeling a bit hungry? Well then the Iowa State Fair has something for you. What was once a small gathering, the Iowa State Fair has since evolved into a large national and international affair. The celebration attracts millions from all over Iowa, the United

Things to do on Saylorville Lake near Des Moines Ia

Saylorville Lake Project’s overwhelming 26,000 acres sit just north of the city of Des Moines, on the Des Moines River in central Iowa. This reservoir was built by the U.S. Army of Engineers in 1958, to deal with the devastating flooding of Iowa’s largest river. Saylorville Lake is used to maintain a minimum downstream water

The Des Moines Downtown Farmers Market

On Saturday mornings at the Downtown Farmer’s Market in Des Moines, Iowa, you may rub elbows with some of the finest chefs in town. That’s because their buy local program has them featuring the fresh produce, meat, and dairy products of the 280 vendors who bring their products to the Capitol city every Saturday morning.

Iowa State Fair

The Iowa State Fair has earned international acclaim and annually draws more than a million visitors from around the world to Des Moines, the state capitol. An internationally praised novel, three movies, and a Broadway musical have been inspired by the state fair since its beginning in 1854. The fair has been featured in the