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Museo de arte
“Opened in 1948, the Des Moines Art Center is the perfect stop-off for art lovers with an interest in modern art.”
  • Recomendado por 27 habitantes locales
Jardín de esculturas
“Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2019, the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park features artwork by 24 of the world’s most celebrated artists. 4.4 acres, right at the entryway to downtown Des Moines. ”
  • Recomendado por 29 habitantes locales
Cine
“For anyone who likes science, or for parents looking for a rainy day activity for children, the Science Center of Iowa is an ideal place to come. At the center you will find over 110,000 square foot of science related exhibits and galleries, many of which take the form of interactive laboratories. This means that children can get hands-on as they learn all about science, and there is also an IMAX theater here that can seat over 200 spectators at one time and shows educational films about science ”
  • Recomendado por 16 habitantes locales
Centro de artes escénicas
“The DES MOINES SOCIAL CLUB is an innovative arts and entertainment venue located in a renovated, historic art deco Firehouse in downtown Des Moines. It spans two buildings, multiple floors, an outdoor courtyard and features an art gallery, gift shop, black-box theater, music venue, restaurant, and coffee shop, as well as numerous performance spaces, classrooms, and non-profit office space.”
  • Recomendado por 9 habitantes locales
Museum
“Built in 1877, Hoyt Sherman place is a family home with a grand historic theater. Host to many small crowd shows, comedians, Holiday shows, Political speakers, etc. ”
  • Recomendado por 5 habitantes locales
Museum
“Salisbury House was built in the 1920s by a local cosmetics magnate. The home was modeled after the King's House in Salisbury, England, and he went crazy buying furniture, art, and architectural details dating back to the 16th century. ”
  • Recomendado por 5 habitantes locales
Museum
“Museum exhibiting over a thousand items related to Iowa's history, from cannons to bicycles. ”
  • Recomendado por 2 habitantes locales
Galería de arte
  • Recomendado por 1 habitante local
Museum
“The Wallace House is the best kept secret in the city! Located in an 1892 Victorian in historic Sherman Hill, the food is fabulous and ambiance warm and inviting. And it's only open Thursday nights.”
  • Recomendado por 2 habitantes locales
Galería de arte
“Stop here for the cutest selection of handmade goods, locally made jewelry, and fun prints and cards. While you're in the East Village, make sure to walk around and check out all the other local shops. More favorites include Ephemera, The Permanent Collection, Porch Light, Preservation, Kin, and Fontenelle Supply Co.”
  • Recomendado por 2 habitantes locales
Museum
“Great art exhibits and beautiful renovated historic building. Stunning gardens. Free tours on Tuesdays and Saturdays. ”
  • Recomendado por 3 habitantes locales
Library
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Library
“The State Historical Museum is an exciting adventure: its exhibits tell the stories of Iowa’s growth and development through the exhibition of a rich collection of historic artifacts and documents.”
  • Recomendado por 1 habitante local
Library
“Rotating art gallery on 2nd floor. Audubon original folio on display in case. Internet and printing available with ID. Mon-Fri with Sundays during school year. Free parking under the building. Near the sculpture park and other points of interest. ”
  • Recomendado por 2 habitantes locales
Museum
“probably not exciting for most, but history was made in Iowa , woman played a big part in the military , learn about this history. ”
  • Recomendado por 1 habitante local
Museo de arte
“A world-class art museum in three gorgeous buildings. I think this is DSM's best-kept secret. ”
  • Recomendado por 1 habitante local