Des Moines is a great destination to visit and is both the capitol and largest city of Iowa. Des Moines has a thriving retail and food sector, as well as sculpture parks and botanical gardens.

A seven-acre public garden, the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. While you explore the meticulously manicured collections, it brings you both inside and outside.

The State Capitol, which is almost a century old, has a 275-foot gold-leafed dome, four lesser domes, a majestic marble stairway, and woodwork.

Within the park lies the 4.4-acre Pappajohn Sculpture Park. There are more than 24 sculptures during this 2009 opening.

The Iowa State Fair, one of the oldest and biggest agricultural and industrial expositions in the nation, is the biggest event in Iowa.

East of Fleur Drive, just south of Des Moines's city centre, lies a 166-acre park called Gray's Lake. It offers a beach, boat rentals, fishing, and a circle track.

The East Village, which has some of Iowa's best retail, eating, nightlife, and business, is Des Moines' most active and varied neighbourhood.

Carl Weeks, a businessman in the cosmetics industry, and his wife Edith constructed Salisbury House & Gardens in the 1920s.

Fishing, picnics, a playground, a shelter, bathrooms, a swimming beach area, and a walking track are all available at Waterworks Park.

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