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Things to do in Des Moines

Fly to Des Moines with United Airlines from over 200 airports within the United States and an additional 100 airports internationally.

Des Moines’ top attractions

  • Explore the Des Moines Art Center, home to works from Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Georgia O’Keeffe and Edward Hopper.
  • Tour the Iowa State Capitol building. Guided or self-guided tours are available Monday through Saturday.
  • Visit the Des Moines Social Club for a hip scene featuring great food, art, music and theater in a renovated former firehouse.
  • Rent a bike for some sightseeing — there are more than 42 miles of bike trails within the city alone.

Best time to travel to Des Moines

Visit Des Moines in August to catch the Iowa State Fair or in the autumn to take part in the well-known Beaverdale Fall Festival, and sample local foods, wine and nightlife. Spring is mild and pleasant without the crowds of summer.

Weather in Des Moines

Friday broken clouds
-2°C 06/12/2019
Saturday sky is clear
6°C 07/12/2019
Sunday overcast clouds
9°C 08/12/2019
Monday snow
-4°C 09/12/2019
Tuesday overcast clouds
-8°C 10/12/2019
Wednesday light snow
-13°C 11/12/2019
Thursday snow
-8°C 12/12/2019
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Des Moines (DSM)

Depart: 22/01/2020

Return: 29/01/2020

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Sydney (SYD)

Des Moines (DSM)

Depart: 10/02/2020

Return: 24/02/2020

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