When you think of a great getaway, you might not think of heading to Iowa. You may be surprised at what this midwestern state can offer!
As you drive along I-80, your eye will naturally find a gorgeous castle-like building with gold-domed spires. That’s the beautiful Des Moines capital building.
The John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park contains artwork by 25 artists from around the world. This park is on 4.4 acres in the middle of downtown.
If you’re visiting in the middle of August, check out the Iowa State Fair. It’s the 7th largest state fair in the nation, with 1.13 million visitors each year!
The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden is a beautiful 14-acre garden near downtown Des Moines.