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Downtown DSM Blog

There’s always something new happening in Downtown Des Moines (DSM). Read up on the latest vibrant city news and/or take a look at expert opinions on where Downtown DSM is going from here. From op-eds to advice and business articles, guest bloggers post their content below on the blog. For more regional info, check out additional content from the DSM USA blog.

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Science Center of Iowa Opening New Permanent Lego Exhibit in Downtown DSM

August 27, 2018

Visitors will be able to view 10 incredible Lego models of engineering marvels from around the world in Downtown Des Moines (DSM).

Harvest Barn Brings the Family Feel to the Downtown Farmers' Market

August 22, 2018

The story behind Downtown Farmers' Market favorite, Harvest Farm.

You've 'Goat' to Check Out Simple Life Farms at The Market

August 15, 2018

From cheese to soap, here's what you need to know about Simple Life Farms.

Here are the Free Ways to Visit Downtown DSM

August 14, 2018

Parking changes means there's more free ways to visit Downtown Des Moines (DSM).

I Love My Daily Commute and the Reason Why Will Probably Surprise You

August 9, 2018

I freely use my smartphone when traveling to work and no one seems to mind.

It's a Sweet Time of Year to Visit the Downtown Farmers' Market

August 8, 2018

Watermelon, cantaloupe and peaches are now in season. Here's the vendors selling them.

5 Ways to Make the Most of Summer in Downtown DSM

August 1, 2018

We've narrowed down the list of must do things in Downtown Des Moines (DSM) this summer.

'Non-Recipe' Recipe: Sweet and Spicy Broiled Green Beans

July 25, 2018

How to give fresh Downtown Farmers' Market green beans an Asian flair.

Westrum Produce Marks 25 Years at the Downtown Farmers' Market

July 18, 2018

Three generations of the Westrum family have worked at the Downtown Farmers' Market.

5 Must Try Restaurants in Downtown DSM USA

July 17, 2018

Downtown Des Moines (DSM) is a hidden gem for fantastic restaurants.