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  • Ramsey Village

    Ramsey Village

    1611 27th Street, Des Moines, IA 50310
    (14)
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    Ramsey Village Continuing Care Retirement Community located on 10-acres of beautiful landscapped land provides a full range of choices for today's seniors. Choosing a senior living community represents a lifestyle choice and we understand that our residents are choosing much more than a comfortable...

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  • Edencrest at Riverwoods

    Edencrest at Riverwoods

    2210 East Park Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50320
    (31)
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    Edencrest at Riverwoods is an assisted living community located in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Our beautiful community is located near Lake Easter and several parks. Des Moines is a wonderful area for both residents and their loved ones to enjoy. We are committed to our residents by providing...

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  • Edencrest at Beaverdale

    Edencrest at Beaverdale

    3410 Beaver Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310
    (4)
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    Edencrest at Beaverdale is professionally managed by Senior Housing Companies. Built by Hubbell Realty Company. We are committed to providing Red Carpet treatment for everyone who lives, works, and visits Beaverdale. Enjoy peace of mind and a wide variety of all-inclusive amenities when you...

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  • Prairie Hills of Des Moines

    Prairie Hills of Des Moines

    5815 SE 27th St, Des Moines, IA 50320
    (18)
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    Prairie Hills Des Moines is tucked in to a beautiful wooded setting just south of Easter Lake and Ewing Park in Des Moines. Our quiet country location is near the shopping, dining, and entertainment options of the Southridge Mall area. Hospitals and medical services are also just minutes away. Our...

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  • The Shores at Pleasant Hill

    The Shores at Pleasant Hill

    1500 Edgewater Drive, Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
    (13)
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    Welcome to The Shores of Pleasant Hill.  We provide independent living, assisted living, and memory care — a flexible range of support, without a buy-in.  The building is remarkable; up on a hill, overlooking Copper Creek Lake.  Likewise, the interior has many comforts, and a...

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  • Bickford of Urbandale

    Bickford of Urbandale

    5915 Sutton Place, Urbandale, IA 50322
    (20)
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    We began our quest into senior living because of our love for our beloved mother, Mary Bickford, whose needs became too great for us to manage.  As we researched senior living options, we were shocked at our findings.  The options offered too much or too little — none met her needs...

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  • Glen Oaks Alzheimer's Special Care Center

    Glen Oaks Alzheimer's Special Care Center

    8525 Urbandale Ave, Urbandale, IA 50322
    (30)
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    The Glen Oaks Alzheimer's Special Care Center facility was opened in December, 2012, and is located in beautiful Urbandale, a suburb of the capital city of Des Moines, the largest city in Iowa. As part of JEA Senior Living, Glen Oaks Alzheimer's Special Care Center is a family member of a group of...

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  • Courtyard Estates at Cedar Pointe

    Courtyard Estates at Cedar Pointe

    6132 Northeast 12th Avenue, Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
    (9)
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    Courtyard Estates will support you in living in an environment that promotes choice, independence and dignity with the added benefit of safety and security. Our Courtyard Estates Community in Pleasant Hill, Iowa is a designated memory care community and puts the focus on serving your loved with...

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  • Edencrest at Green Meadows

    Edencrest at Green Meadows

    6750 Corporate Drive, Johnston, IA 50131
    (25)
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    Edencrest at Green Meadows is professionally managed by Senior Housing Companies.We are committed to providing Red Carpet Treatment for everyone who lives, works, and visits Green Meadows. Enjoy peace of mind and a wide variety of all-inclusive amenities when you reserve your apartment today. Ask us...

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  • Edencrest at Siena Hills

    Edencrest at Siena Hills

    455 SW Ankeny Rd, Ankeny, IA 50023
    (3)
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    Edencrest at Siena Hills Assisted Living and Memory Care is your community of choice in Ankeny! We are committed to providing Red Carpet Treatment for everyone who lives, works, and visits Siena Hills. Red Carpet Treatment is more than simple hospitality; it is our way of life! Our 'Resident First'...

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  • MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care at Jordan Creek

    MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care at Jordan Creek

    525 South 60th St., West Des Moines, IA 50266
    (3)
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    Here at MorningStar Senior Living Community,our reputation of excellence and authenticity sets us above the rest. We pride ourselves on our ability to incorporate faith in our everyday responsibilities. We offer 56 Assisted Living Suites and 29 Memory Care suites. We are located in a prime spot of...

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  • Bickford of West Des Moines

    Bickford of West Des Moines

    5050 Hawthorne Dr, West Des Moines, IA 50265
    (12)
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    We began our quest into senior living because of our love for our beloved mother, Mary Bickford, whose needs became too great for us to manage.  As we researched senior living options, we were shocked at our findings.  The options offered too much or too little — none met her needs...

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  • The Bridges at Ankeny

    The Bridges at Ankeny

    3510 NW Abilene Road, Ankeny, IA 50023
    (8)
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    The Bridges at Ankeny offers high-quality services and accommodations for older adults throughout Central Iowa. Situated on 13 acres we offer a range of senior living services that include Assisted Living Memory Care, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, Long Term Care, Respite Care, and Hospice. ...

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  • Vintage Hills Ankeny

    Vintage Hills Ankeny

    1275 SW State Street, Ankeny, IA 50023
    (12)
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    At Vintage Hills, everything we do is for you. From personalized services to make the most of every day to menus crafted with a mix of old favorites and new options, fulfilling our residents’ wants and needs is our highest priority. Our community offers both assisted living and memory care services....

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  • Woodlands Creek Senior Living

    Woodlands Creek Senior Living

    12605 Woodlands Pkwy, Clive, IA 50325
    (37)
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    At Woodlands Creek Active Retirement Community, we offer 3 different levels of care to meet our residents wants and needs ranging from independent living to memory care. Independent Living Woodlands Creek Independent Living opened in 2005 and expanded in 2008. Our independent living setting...

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  • Edencrest at The Legacy

    Edencrest at The Legacy

    2901 Cedar St, Norwalk, IA 50211
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    Edencrest at The Legacy is the fifth retirement living community in the Edencrest series, offering 40 apartments of Independent Living, Assisted Living, Closer Care and Memory Care to the Norwalk community. As a resident at The Legacy, you'll enjoy freedom of choice when it comes to our wide range...

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  • Journey Senior Living of Ankeny

    Journey Senior Living of Ankeny

    3602 NW 5th Street, Ankeny, IA 50023
    (2)
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    Journey Senior Living of Ankeny is an Assisted Living and Memory Care community serving Ankeny, Iowa and surrounding communities. We provide the ideal solution for seniors who value their independence but may require some assistance with activities of daily living. Opened November 2016. Journey...

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  • Courtyard Estates at Hawthorne Crossing

    Courtyard Estates at Hawthorne Crossing

    601 Hawthorne Crossing Drive SE, Bondurant, IA 50035
    (14)
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    Courtyard Estates at Hawthorne Crossing been a staple in the Bondurant Commuity for nearly a decade. We are a locally owned community that offers Assisted Living and Memory Care Services. Our motto is 'Rolling out the Red Carpet'! Which we do not only to our residents, but our staff and guests as...

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  • Edgewater

    9225 Cascade Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266
    (2)
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    Edgewater, a WesleyLife community, is characterized by quality that is second to none and our commitment to making every part of life a positive experience. We believe that: Real Wellness promotes good health for your entire mind, body and spirit. True Hospitality encourages personal choice and...

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  • Legacy Pointe Senior Living

    Legacy Pointe Senior Living

    1650 SE Holiday Crest Circle, Waukee, IA 50263
    (36)
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    At Legacy Pointe, everything we do is for you. From personalized services to help you make the most of every day to menus crafted with a mix of old favorites and new options, fulfilling your wants and needs is our highest priority. Our community offers independent living, assisted living, memory...

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  • Vintage Hills of Indianola

    Vintage Hills of Indianola

    604 E Hillcrest Ave, Indianola, IA 50125
    (12)
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    Vintage Hills is located in Indianola, Iowa just 15 minutes south of Des Moines. There are 46 assisted living apartments ranging from 414 to 813 square feet. The memory care consist of 20 apartments with private and shared rooms. We have immediate availabilities for memory care. There is a town...

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  • Perry Lutheran Home Willis Avenue Campus

    Perry Lutheran Home Willis Avenue Campus

    2323 Willis Ave, Perry, IA 50220
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    Innovative, Personalized, and Christ-Centered - Perry Lutheran Home Perry Lutheran Home in Perry, Iowa is Your Christian, Caring Community offering a Continuum of Care for your loved one to meet their changing needs. Perry Lutheran Home offers education and expertise, home care, assisted living,...

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  • Perry Lutheran Home Spring Valley Campus

    Perry Lutheran Home Spring Valley Campus

    501 12th St, Perry, IA 50220
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    Spring Valley Campus Assisted Living Assisted living at is finest! Enjoy beautiful living quarters, excellent dining options, a variety of activities, outdoor patio, and more. Truly relax and live worry free at Spring Valley assisted living campus - conveniently connected to Dallas County Hospital...

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  • Vriendschap Village Senior Living

    Vriendschap Village Senior Living

    2602 Fifield Rd, Pella, IA 50219
    (2)
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    At Vriendschap Village, everything we do is for you. From personalized services to help you make the most of every day to menus crafted with a mix of old favorites and new options, fulfilling our residents’ wants and needs is our highest priority. We offer independent living, assisted living and...

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  • Lakeside Village

    Lakeside Village

    2067 Highway 4, Panora, IA 50216
    (5)
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    The Lakeside Village is an absolutely beautiful 64- apartment, senior living community located in Panora, Iowa right on the east side of Lake Panorama. The community is a wonderful choice for seniors who want to retain their much-needed independence, while not having to worry about the hassles of...

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  • Glenwood Place

    Glenwood Place

    2907 South 6th Street, Marshalltown, IA 50158
    (7)
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    At Glenwood Place, we know the difference between truly living life to its fullest and just getting by. In fact, we playfully and lovingly refer to our community as a 'cruise ship on land!' Our proven track record of excellent care and premier lifestyle is the perfect fit for any retiree. From our...

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  • Arlington Place of Grundy Center

    Arlington Place of Grundy Center

    95 D Ave, Grundy Center, IA 50638
    (2)
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    Arlington Place of Grundy Center is professionally managed by Senior Housing Companies. We are committed to providing Red Carpet Treatment for everyone who lives, works and visits Arlington Place. Red Carpet Treatment is more than simple hospitality, it's our way of life. Our 'Resident First'...

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  • Prairie Hills at Ottumwa

    Prairie Hills at Ottumwa

    173 E. Rochester, Ottumwa, IA 52501
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    Prairie Hills at Ottumwa is an assisted living community in Ottumwa, Iowa. Ottumwa is a historical city known as the 'City of Bridges'. Established in the mid-1800s Ottumwa respects its strong cultural and historical significance while also providing residents with all the luxuries of modern living...

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  • Parker Place

    Parker Place

    707 Highway 57, Parkersburg, IA 50665
    (2)
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    Parker Place is a vibrant community that feels like home. We are the perfect place for active individuals who simply want a comfortable, secure and enjoyable place to live. For those residents who require more personalized care, our staff can assist you so that you can still be part of an active...

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  • Arlington Place of Red Oak

    Arlington Place of Red Oak

    800 East Ratliff Ave, Red Oak, IA 51566
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    Why spend another winter alone? Move to Arlington Place and join in on all the wonderful activities that are offered right in their community. Feel secure with 24 hour a day monitoring system and Registered Nurse available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Just some of the services included in your rent...

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  • SunnyBrook of Fairfield

    SunnyBrook of Fairfield

    3000 W Madison Ave, Suite 500, Fairfield, IA 52556
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    SunnyBrook Assisted Living 'all the comforts of home...without the worry!' . Assisted Living is a special combination of housing, supportive services and health care designed to meet the individual needs of those who require help with activities of daily living (ADLs). These services include- but...

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  • Shirlee's Retirement Home

    1302 E 2nd Ave, Indianola, IA 50125
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    Shirlee's Retirement Home offers a lot of services for the elderly in Indianola, Iowa. Not only are they focused on their nursing home, but also have assisted living, senior community, and is a micro community. The nursing home facility of Shirlee's Retirement Home offers help to those in need on...

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  • Homestead of Knoxville Assisted Living

    908 S Park Ln, Knoxville, IA 50138
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    As we turn the pages of our lives – growing up, working, experiencing loves and losses, raising our own children – we all experience times when we need a little extra help. At Park Lane Assisted Living, we have created an environment which combines and celebrates these memorable aspects of life and...

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  • Homestead of Creston

    1709 W Prairie St, Creston, IA 50801
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    As we turn the pages of our lives – growing up, working, experiencing loves and losses, raising our own children – we all experience times when we need a little extra help. At Prairie View Assisted Living, we have created an environment which combines and celebrates these memorable aspects of life...

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  • Homestead of Oskaloosa

    2102 S Market St, Oskaloosa, IA 52577
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    As we turn the pages of our lives – growing up, working, experiencing loves and losses, raising our own children – we all experience times when we need a little extra help. At Maple Ridge Assisted Living, we have created an environment which combines and celebrates these memorable aspects of life...

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  • Homestead of Osceola

    Homestead of Osceola

    334 N Westview Dr, Osceola, IA 50213
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  • Homestead of Centerville

    19999 St. Joseph's Dr, Centerville, IA 52544
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  • Journey Senior Services

    17504 Mahogany, Carroll, IA 51401
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  • Pennsylvania Place

    1 Pennsylvania Pl, Ottumwa, IA 52501
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  • Manning Senior Living

    203 11th St, Manning, IA 51455
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  • Orilla's Way

    1209 S High Street PO Box 56, Grant City, MO 64456
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Nursing Homes in Des Moines, IA

Nursing homes — also called convalescent homes or skilled nursing facilities — are intended for seniors who require 24-hour monitoring and medical assistance. These communities are designed to promote independence among seniors who require constant nursing care to perform activities of daily living (ADLs), but do not require hospital-level care.

The median monthly cost for a private room in a Des Moines nursing home is around $7,118, and the median monthly cost of a private room in a nursing home in the state of Iowa is about $6,878, according to Genworth.

For this type of elder care, Des Moines, IA offers many great options, and A Place for Mom can help you find the right one.

Cost of Living in Des Moines, IA

Des Moines is considered to be much more affordable than other similarly sized cities. The cost-of-living index is rated 14 points below the national average and the grocery index is rated 7 points below the national average. All index scores are based on a sliding scale with the national average set at 100.

Cost-of-living index Grocery index Median rent Rent burden Median home value Median family income Estate tax
86 93 $992 18.4% spend over 30% of their income on rent $123,403 $49,999 The top inheritance tax rate is 15% and there is no exemption threshold

Local Medical Providers

The top hospitals that service Des Moines include:

  • VA Central Iowa Health Care System - This government run community provides care to the region's veterans. They offer acute care as well as specialized medical services including surgery, mental health care, and geriatric care.
  • MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center - Consistently ranked as the top hospital in the city and one of the best in the state, this community offers a range of services across 875 staffed beds.
  • Iowa Lutheran Hospital - This community provides care to a total of 224 staffed beds. They offer emergency and trauma treatment, behavioral medicine, general surgery, critical care, and home health care.

Climate and Weather

Des Moines has a hot-summer humid continental type of climate. This means that the city experiences four distinct seasons with extreme high temperatures in the summer and extreme low temperatures in the winter. The summers are humid and in the winter the city receives a high volume of snowfall. On average, the humidity level for Des Moines is roughly 70%. The average humidity levels are highest during the month of December at roughly 75%.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
76°F 89°F (July) 62°F (July) 27°F 39°F (February) 14°F (January)

Air Quality

Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
42 (Good) 59 in the month of December (Moderate)

Moderate air quality conditions means that those who are unusually sensitive to particulates in the air should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion.

Precipitation

Average monthly precipitation Average maximum monthly precipitation Average yearly snowfall
3” 7” (June) 33”

Demographics and Values

Des Moines tends to lean liberal in most elections. This is due in part to the large population of college students that live there as well as the city being the capital of Iowa and the largest metropolitan area in the state.

2016 Presidential Election for Polk County

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
51.74% 40.38% 7.89%

Population Statistics

Population metro area Population city proper Population density Population trend
481,222 217,521 952 people per square mile Shrinking at a rate of -0.07%

Age

Median 55+ 60+ 70+ 80+
34 23% 10% 5% 3%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
31% 25% 8%

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more
6.5% 11.3% 13.3% 0.4% 0.1% 65.4% 4%

Crime

Total crimes Property crimes per 1,000 citizens Violent crimes per 1,000 citizens
11,045 44 7

Miscellaneous

Unemployed Participate in the labor force Have some form of disability Live in poverty Widows Veterans
7% 71% 14% 18% 6% 6%

Des Moines is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that members of the community can participate in public life without fear of bigotry and discrimination.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

As the capital of Iowa, Des Moines combines midwest charm and metropolitan sensibilities to create a city that is filled with arts and culture. Dominating the skyline of the historic East Village neighborhood is the gold-domed Iowa State Capitol building. Located nearby is the Des Moines Art Center which houses a wide collection of contemporary works as well as the Pappajohn Sculpture Park. The park is host to a number of annual events including the Des Moines Art Festival and the 80/35 Music Festival. The Downtown Farmers Market also features live music as well as local goods and produce. The Salisbury House and Gardens is another popular venue that also features tours of the estate that highlight the architecture, local history, and regional biodiversity.

For those who enjoy outdoor recreation there are a number of excellent parks located within the city limits. These include the Des Moines Water Park which features a beautiful garden filled with fountains and other water displays. Walnut Woods state park is one of the largest parks in the city, spanning over 260-acres and miles of walking trails. The Robert D. Ray Asian Gardens features a pagoda, ponds, and a large collection of sculptures and outdoor art exhibits. The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden has outdoor and indoor gardens and a large geodesic dome.

Transportation

Mass transit is available in the city through the Des Moines Area Regional Transit authority or DART which operates 26 routes throughout the city and surrounding metropolitan areas. Greyhound buses also connect Des Moines with regional transit hubs in Minneapolis, Detroit, and Chicago.

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