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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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I Can't Wait for the Winter Games in Downtown DSM!

January 31, 2018

Here's how to take part in curling, known as 'chess on ice.'

Six Things to Know About the Hilton Des Moines Downtown and Its Construction

January 30, 2018

The widely anticipated Hilton Hotel, a new Downtown DSM addition, is more impressive than you think.

I'm All for Parking Changes in Downtown DSM USA

January 18, 2018

There's more parking options than ever in Downtown DSM.

DSM Is One of the Best Places for Cyclists

January 16, 2018

Meredith was recently named a Top 10 employer nationally for successfully supporting and encouraging cycling.

The Personality of the Winter Market - I Will Miss You!

January 8, 2018

Two Winter Farmers' Markets were held in 2017.

A Few of My Favorite Things at the Winter Market

December 11, 2017

There's shopping and entertainment all ages can enjoy.

Here's How to Take Part in the 2018 Des Moines Corporate Games

December 4, 2017

The third annual Des Moines Corporate Games is a great way to get fit and earn bragging rights for your company.

One of the Most Endangered Historical Buildings in DSM USA Is Being Saved

December 1, 2017

The East Des Moines Union Depot is a historical gem set for a big transformation.

DSM USA Is One of the Best Places to Be a Teacher in the Nation

November 30, 2017

A great place to teach naturally attracts great teachers.

Writing About DSM USA's Food Scene Is a 'Dream Come True'

November 20, 2017

I make my living writing about food and dining in DSM. I am humbled and honored to cover such a vibrant and burgeoning beat.