The City of Des Moines, IA
Des Moines is a popular city in the state of Iowa with a total of 200,538 residents living there. Des Moines is ranked as the first most populated city in Iowa and the 97th most populated city in the United States, and is located in Polk County. The largest nearby city to Des Moines is West Des Moines, approximately 9 miles from the city center.There are several family restaurants in or near Des Moines, including Country Kitchen, Bavarian Inn & Restaurant, Broadway Lounge, Burger King and Bonanza Family Restaurant. For a larger selection of Des Moines restaurants select our Restaurants tab above. Visitors and residents can enjoy nearby Des Moines Golf Courses, Botanical Gardens and/or Arenas, including the Briarwood Golf Course, Des Moines Botanical Center, North Course at Woodland Hills Golf Course, Otter Creek Golf Course and Grand View Golf Course. For a more complete list of attractions in or around the city of Des Moines please click on the Attractions tab above. The following airport is located in or near Des Moines:
- Des Moines Intl. Airport (DSM)
Des Moines, Iowa Climate and WeatherIn the month of December, Des Moines experiences an average high temperature of 33 degrees Fahrenheit. Low temperaturs in December are usually about 17 degrees with an average rainfall of 1.33 inches. The seasonal climate varies in Des Moines with daytime temperatures averaging 82 degrees in the summer, and 33 degrees in the winter months. Visitors can also expect Des Moines to receive an average of 1.18 inches of rainfall per/month during winter months and 3.95 inches of rainfall per/month in the summer months. The temperature has been known to get as high as 110 degrees in the summer and as low as -30 degrees in the winter so visitors planning a vacation to Des Moines should check the weather forecast to determine proper attire prior to departure. Spring and Fall bring average daytime temperatures of 61 degrees, and nighttime lows of 41.
Des Moines, Iowa Attractions
1A. H. Blank Golf Course - Des Moines,
The A. H. Blank Golf Course is an 18 hole public golf course in Polk County Iowa. Built in 1971, this Des Moines course designed by Larry Packard is open apr 1 to nov 1. Tee times are accepted up to 7 days in advance and the pro shop phone number for reservations is 515-285-0864. The golf course dress code is as follows: Shirt and shoes required.
Address: 808 County Line Rd, Des Moines, IA 50320
2Adventureland - Altoona,
Adventureland is a family-owned amusement park in Altoona, Iowa. It features over 100 rides, shows and attractions.
3Arie den Boer Arboretum - Des Moines,
Arie den Boer Arboretum is an arboretum located in the Water Works Park 1,500 acres at 408 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, Iowa. It is open to the public daily.
4Blank Park Zoo - Des Moines,
Blank Park Zoo is a zoo on the south side of Des Moines, Iowa near Fort Des Moines, .
5Blue Course at Willow Creek Golf Course - West Des Moines,
The Blue Course at Willow Creek Golf Course is a 36 hole public golf course in Polk County Iowa. Built in 1980, this West Des Moines course is open all year. For tee time information call the pro shop at 515-285-4558. The golf course dress code is as follows: No dress code.
Address: 140 Army Post Rd, West Des Moines, IA 50265
6Boone County Golf Course Recreation Area - Ogden,
The Boone County Golf Course Recreation Area is a 9 hole public golf course in Boone County Iowa. Built in 1964, this Ogden course designed by Local Personnel is open apr 1 to nov 1. Tee times are accepted by calling the pro shop at 515-353-4237. The golf course dress code is as follows: Shirt and shoes required.
Address: 610 H Ave, Ogden, IA 50212
7Brenton Arboretum - Dallas Center,
The Brenton Arboretum 121 acres is a new arboretum and botanical garden in early stages of development, located at 2629 Palo Circle, Dallas Center, Iowa in the US. The Arboretum aims to display all Iowa native trees and shrubs suitable to the site, as well as many other tree species which can grow in central Iowa, and currently contains over 1,500 trees and shrubs. The Brenton Arboretum is a non-profit organization and open to the public.
8Briarwood Golf Course - Ankeny,
The Briarwood Golf Course is an 18 hole public golf course in Polk County Iowa. Built in 1995, this Ankeny course designed by Gordy Cunninham is open mar 1 to dec 1 - closed on mondays. Tee times are accepted by calling the pro shop at 515-964-4653. The golf course dress code is as follows: No dress code.
Address: 3405 NE Trilein Dr, Ankeny, IA 50021
9Buxton Park Arboretum - Indianola,
Buxton Park Arboretum 5.4 acres is an arboretum and botanical garden located at the intersection of North Buxton Street and West Girard Avenue, Indianola, Iowa. It is open to the public without charge.
10Copper Creek Golf Course - , Pleasant Hill,
The Copper Creek Golf Course is an 18 hole public golf course in Polk County Iowa. Built in 1997, this Pleasant Hill course designed by Gordon Cunningham is open mar 1 to oct 31. Tee times are accepted up to 7 days in advance and the pro shop phone number for reservations is 515-263-1600. The golf course dress code is as follows: No tank tops or cutoffs.
Address: 4815 Copper Creek Dr, Pleasant Hill, IA 50317
Des Moines, Iowa Hotels
8Motel 6 North Des Moines
4940 Ne 14th St I-80/i-35 At Ne 14th Street/us 69 Exit #136
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Des Moines, Iowa Restaurants
This is a list of Des Moines Family Restaurants with addresses and phone numbers, including Home Cooking Restaurants, Bar & Grill Restaurants, Fast Foods & Carry Out and Pizza Restaurants. Happy Dining!
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