Hidden Treasures in Des Moines

Hidden Treasures in Des MoinesTravel off the beaten path with us to discover lesser-known activities to do and sights to see in Des Moines. We searched from uptown to downtown to make sure your time in the capital city is the best time. Historic wonders, blooming wonders and community wonders await you.

Des Moines Farmers Market
Harvest local produce at the Des Moines Farmers Market located in downtown Des Moines. Stock your refrigerator with farm fresh eggs, goat cheese and seasonal vegetables. Buy an array of fresh flowers and wines for your home. As they say, "Come for the freshness and stay for the fun."

Address: 300 Court Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309 - MAP
Phone: (515) 286-4928
Web: www.desmoinesfarmersmarket.com

Kavanaugh Art Gallery
Find artistic treasures at the Kavanaugh Art Gallery located in Des Moines. Enjoy a gallery that emerged from the founder's lifetime passion for collecting art. Meander through the 9,500-square-foot gallery to select investment-quality original paintings, sculptures and one of a kind mobiles at prices that won't break the bank.

Address: 228 5th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265 - MAP
Phone: (515) 279-8682
Web: www.kavanaughgallery.com

Stick to it at Sticks where you'll find unique object art, accessories and furniture handmade from birch, poplar and driftwood, made in the Sticks award-winning studio. This hidden gem of a studio grew from crafting smaller items such as ornaments and candle sticks, to receiving national acclaim for their distinctive lifestyle lines.

Address: 3631 SW 61st St, Des Moines, IA 50321 - MAP
Phone: (515) 246-8361
Web: www.sticks.com

Historic East Village
Discover a treasured village in Des Moines, the Historic East Village, known by Iowans simply as the East Village. Resting at the bottom of the hill at the State Capitol Building lays the perfect destination in the city to discover the best Des Moines has to offer in unique shops, eateries, entertainment and attractions.

Address: 602 Robert D. Ray Dr, Des Moines, IA 50309 - MAP
Phone: (515) 283-4192
Web: www.eastvillagedesmoines.com

Des Moines Botanical Center
Treasured garden gems bloom at Des Moines Botanical Center. Travel across the colorful pathways to discover a bevy of miniature roses, orchids and bonsai trees. Learn how to grow a fragrant herb garden and how to start a container garden that sprouts all season color and fragrance around your yard.

Address: 909 Robert D. Ray Dr, Des Moines, IA 50309 - MAP
Phone: (515) 323-6290
Web: www.botanicalcenter.com

Water Works Park
Stumble upon one of the world's largest collections of flowering crab apple trees at Des Moines, Water Works Park. Horticulturist Arie den Boer collected the more than 300 varieties on display at the arboretum where thousands of visitors attended the annual crab apple blossom each year. Treasured fruit awaits you.

Address: 2201 George Flagg Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50321 - MAP
Phone: (515) 283-8700
Web: www.dmww.com