Claudia Cackler’s List of Fun Things to Do in Des Moines

Things to do/visit while in Des MoinesLocationLink
Atomic Garage Retro ShopValley Junction
Botanical GardensRiver
Downtown Farmers Market (Sat only)Downtown
Funky Finds Retro/Vintage Store18th & Grand, DSM
Gateway Market19th & Woodland
Grays Lake (for 2 mile walk around)Fleur
Jordan Creek MallWest Des Moines
Krause Gateway Center (architecture)Downtown
Laurisden Skate Park2nd Ave
Pappajohn Sculpture ParkDowntown
Principal RiverwalkDowntown
RaygunEast Village
Riverview ParkCorning Ave
Sherman Hill Historic DistrictJust west of Downtown
Smash ParkWest Des Moines
Valley JunctionWest Des Moines
West End Architectural SalvageDowntown
World Food Prize Hall of LaureatesDowntown
For more information on what to do in DSM, you can either request a hard copy visitor’s guide or leaf through one online
Eatery AIngersoll
El Bait ShopDowntown
El Patio611 37th ST
Greenwood LoungeIngersoll3707 Ingersoll
Heavenly Asian CuisineValley Junction
Hello MarjorieDowntown Register & Tribune Bldg.
HoQEast Village
Iowa TaproomEast Village
Jessies EmbersIngersoll
Republic Bar on GrandEast Village
RoCACourt Ave
St. Kilda Café300 SW 5th
St. Kilda CollectiveValley Junction
Waveland CaféUniversity at 48th
Most of these and others are described using this link to Catch Des Moines