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Experiencing Downtown 

Fun things to do in Downtown Des Moines (DSM) are easy to come by! Whether you're visiting for the first time or here for a lifetime, you can count on a good time. From boutique shopping in the Historic East Village and the Historic Court District to memorable meals at amazing restaurants near Western Gateway, every block is an adventure!

Experience a city where sculptures are easily found and miles of biking trails run right next door. With internationally ranked events, nationally renowned local chefs and family friendly tours, parks and museums, there is something fun for everyone. 

Downtown Des Moines Activities

What’s on the itinerary? Start planning your next adventure here:

For information about where to park, visit the Getting Around & Parking page.

Visiting Downtown DSM

Whether you're here for work or play, there are plenty of options for places to stay. From hotels to short-term rentals, you can feel at home here in the heart of Greater Des Moines (DSM).

For more information about Downtown DSM, visit Catch Des Moines.