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Des Moines, Iowa Landmarks

The landmarks listed below are located in the city of Des Moines, Iowa.

801 Grand

801 Grand

Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa 50309
801 Grand, is a 45 story skyscraper in Des Moines, Iowa, named after its street address along Grand Avenue in the downtown area. It is the tallest building in the state of Iowa.

Blank Park Zoo

Blank Park Zoo

Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa
Blank Park Zoo is a 25-acre zoological park. It is the only accredited zoo in Iowa. Once the Des Moines Children's Zoo, the facility was redeveloped by a local group who financed new geographic themed exhibits and naturally landscaped environments.

Des Moines Art Center

Des Moines Art Center

Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa 50312
The Des Moines Art Center is an art museum with an extensive collection of paintings, sculpture, modern art and mixed media. It was established in 1948 in Des Moines, Iowa.

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa 50309
The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden (14 acres) is a botanical garden located in Des Moines, Iowa, on the east bank of the Des Moines River.

Iowa Events Center

Iowa Events Center

Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa 50309
The Iowa Events Center is a public events complex located in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. It consists of the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, the Polk County Convention Complex, Hy-Vee Hall, and the Wells Fargo Arena.

Iowa State Capitol

Iowa State Capitol

Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa 50319
The Capitol was constructed between 1871 and 1886. It is the only five-domed state capitol in the country. The main dome of the capitol is gilded in tissue-paper thin sheets of pure 23-karat gold and is 275 feet (84 m) tall.

Masonic Temple of Des Moines

Masonic Temple of Des Moines

Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa 50309
The Masonic Temple of Des Moines is a historic Beaux Arts style building. Constructed in 1913, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.

Salisbury House

Salisbury House

Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa 50312
Salisbury House in Des Moines, Iowa is a Tudor, Gothic and Carolean style manor home. It was built by cosmetic magnate Carl Weeks and his wife, Edith Van Slyke Weeks, between 1923 and 1928.

St. Ambrose Cathedral

St. Ambrose Cathedral

Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa 50309
St. Ambrose Cathedral is a historic building located in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. It serves as a parish church and as the seat of the Diocese of Des Moines in the Catholic Church.

Terrace Hill

Terrace Hill

Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa 50312
Terrace Hill, also known as Hubbell Mansion, Benjamin F. Allen House, and Iowa Governor's Mansion, is the official residence of the Governor of Iowa. It is an example of Second Empire architecture.

Top 10 Most Popular Des Moines Landmarks

  1. Iowa State Capitol
  2. Blank Park Zoo
  3. Terrace Hill
  4. Des Moines Art Center
  5. 801 Grand
  6. Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
  7. Masonic Temple of Des Moines
  8. Iowa Events Center
  9. Salisbury House
  10. St. Ambrose Cathedral

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