Des Moines is Iowa’s capital city and also carries the highest population of any city in Iowa. The city of Des Moines spans eighty-two square miles and is home to nearly 250,000 people.
Des Moines is home to countless attractions, 76 city parks, three golf courses, three family aquatic centers, the Des Moines International Airport and more. Wells Fargo Arena, home of semi-pro basketball, football and hockey teams, is located in downtown Des Moines. Principal Park, home of the Iowa Cubs, is also located in the heart of downtown Des Moines. There are many festivals held in Des Moines each year including the Art Festival, the Italian Festival and 80-35 music festival that draw crowds from all over the Midwest, just to name a few. Des Moines is also home to the #4 best state fair in America.
In Des Moines you’ll find an extensive list of high end cuisine and eateries, an abundant night life and a dozen wineries and breweries. On the south end of Des Moines there is Gray’s Lake and Water Works Park, popular recreational attractions.
Des Moines Capitol building is ranked amongst the top 10 most beautiful capitols in the US. Des Moines has been named in the top 10 best cities for creatives, #4 best tech city to start a career, and was named the best city in the country for young professionals in 2014.
Des Moines awards and accolades are growing each year and the city is as vibrant as ever.