Accommodation near Des Moines University

Des Moines University
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Midwestern charm at Des Moines University

See what places Des Moines among the top Midwest cities for young adults. Des Moines University, an osteopathic medical school, is just two miles from bustling downtown Des Moines. Visit the Iowa State Capitol, farmer's market, and trendy eateries and bars in this blossoming Iowan city.

Useful information for your visit to Des Moines University

These days, the Midwest is gaining a reputation beyond rolling cornfields. The lively city of Des Moines is packed with historical charm and activities to make your Iowa stay unforgettable.

  • 1. Iowa State Capitol

    With free tours and knowledgeable, friendly guides, the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines is a must-see during your visit to Des Moines University. Gape at the stunning architecture, shining gold dome, and outdoor gardens scattered with historical statues. Inside, you'll find winding staircases, painted ceilings, and original glass lighting and furniture that transport visitors to another time. The law library is excellently preserved and striking, with an open floor and four stories of bookcases protected by individual balconies.

  • 2. Downtown Farmers' Market

    Over 300 vendors take to the streets at the Downtown Farmers' Market in Des Moines, sharing fresh food, baked goods, crafts, collectibles. Live music echoes through the streets as families and friends browse the stands for local treasures. Be sure to visit this lively market while staying at accommodations near Des Moines University.

  • 3. Iowa State Fair

    Midwesterners travel hours by car to make it to the 11-day Iowa State Fair. Carnival rides await, and over 200 food vendors sell savory sweets, locally sourced meals, and specialty foods for those with allergies. A surprising 70 food stalls are dedicated to "food on a stick," such as deep-fried Oreos, Snickers, Coca-Cola batter balls, and even butter.

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