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The City of Des Moines, IA

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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 Weather

Current Weather in Des Moines
In 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.


                                                                                    
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Des Moines, Iowa Attractions

A H Blank Golf Course Des Moines Iowa
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A. 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
Adventureland Altoona Iowa
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Adventureland  - Altoona,
Adventureland is a family-owned amusement park in Altoona, Iowa. It features over 100 rides, shows and attractions.

 

 

Arie Den Boer Arboretum Des Moines Iowa
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Arie 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.

 

 

Blank Park Zoo Des Moines Iowa
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Blank Park Zoo  - Des Moines,
Blank Park Zoo is a zoo on the south side of Des Moines, Iowa near Fort Des Moines, .

 

 

Blue Course At Willow Creek Golf Course West Des Moines Iowa
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Blue 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
Boone County Golf Course Recreation Area Ogden Iowa
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Boone 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
Brenton Arboretum Dallas Center Iowa
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Brenton 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.
Briarwood Golf Course Ankeny Iowa
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Briarwood 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
Buxton Park Arboretum Indianola Iowa
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Buxton 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.

 

 

Copper Creek Golf Course Pleasant Hill Iowa
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Copper 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
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Des Moines, Iowa Hotels

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Bavarian Inn Des Moines
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Bavarian Inn Des Moines
5220 Northeast 14 Street
Des Moines, IA

 

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Extend A Suites - Des Moines
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Extend A Suites - Des Moines
5220 Northeast 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50313

 

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Rodeway Inn Des Moines
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Rodeway Inn Des Moines
5020 Ne 14th St
Des Moines, IA 50313

 

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Palace Inn Des Moines
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Palace Inn Des Moines
6215 Ne 14th St
Des Moines, IA 50313

 

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Comfort Inn Des Moines
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Comfort Inn Des Moines
4950 Ne 14th St
Des Moines, IA 50313

 

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Travelodge Des Moines
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Travelodge Des Moines
4685 A Northeast 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50313

 

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Baymont Inn & Suites Des Moines
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Baymont Inn & Suites Des Moines
4685 Ne 14th St
Des Moines, IA 50313

 

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Motel 6 North Des Moines
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Motel 6 North Des Moines
4940 Ne 14th St I-80/i-35 At Ne 14th Street/us 69 Exit #136
Des Moines, IA

 

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Americinn Ankeny
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Americinn Ankeny
1610 Se Oralabor Road
Ankeny, IA 50021

 

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Hampton Inn & Suites Ankeny
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Hampton Inn & Suites Ankeny
6210 Se Convenience Blvd
Ankeny, IA 50021

 

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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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Bavarian Inn & Restaurant
5220 Northeast 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50313
(515)265-5611
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Bonanza Family Restaurant
5029 Northeast 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50313
(515)262-0379
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Country Kitchen
5030 Northeast 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50313
(515)262-9802
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Broadway Lounge
475 Northeast Broadway Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50313
(515)245-9773
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Burger King
4801 Northeast 14th Street # B
Des Moines, IA 50313
(515)263-3313
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Jamie Lea's Incorporated
4489 Northwest 2nd Street Suite 11B
Des Moines, IA 50313
(515)244-7689
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Casey's Carry-Out-Pizza
7015 Northeast 14 Street
Des Moines, IA 50307
(515)289-1953
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Casey's Carry Out-Pizza
4560 East 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50313
(515)266-4427
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Smokey's Old Place Saloon
4397 Northwest 6th Drive
Des Moines, IA 50313
(515)243-9841
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China Moon Restaurant
225 Southeast Oralabor Road Suite 8
Ankeny, IA 50021
(515)964-8400
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