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Central Iowa

Nestled at the heart of the Hawkeye State, Central Iowa is a mix of vibrant cities, quaint small towns, and lush countryside. This region, anchored by the state capital of Des Moines, is a treasure trove of cultural, culinary, and natural attractions.

Visitors to Des Moines can explore an abundance of landmarks, from the golden-domed State Capitol to the artistic wonders housed within the Des Moines Art Center. A stroll through the East Village reveals an eclectic mix of boutiques, eateries, and historical architecture, while the Pappajohn Sculpture Park offers a serene, artistic escape amidst the urban landscape.

Beyond Des Moines, Central Iowa boasts a variety of experiences. In Ames, home to Iowa State University, one can revel in collegiate sports, educational pursuits, and the Reiman Gardens. Towns like Winterset charm with their unique histories.

For the epicurean traveler, Central Iowa’s burgeoning food scene is a delight, with farm-to-table restaurants and local wineries offering a taste of the region’s agricultural bounty. Whether you’re seeking cultural immersion, outdoor adventure, or simply a peaceful retreat, Central Iowa offers a warm Midwestern welcome that leaves a lasting impression.


Winterset – It’s more than just the covered bridges.


All things Des Moines

Des Moines is the hub of activity in Central Iowa. As the capital of the state, and its largest city, you can always count on something fun to do whenever you visit.

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