Downtown Des Moines, Iowa

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Things to do in Des Moines, Iowa

Main Street of old Downtown Des Moines speaks to once what was and what could be once again. As Des Moines the community gathers, it leaves a pocket of opportunity for small business owners to come in and set up shop.Take a few minutes to explore what each downtown has to offer by viewing our directory below.

Downtown Des Moines shopping is better than online shopping so that you can touch, feel, smell and taste as an experience with an item before deciding to purchase it for yourself or as a gift. Local merchants have hand selected their inventory to provide a unique selection for your downtown.

Downtown Des Moines makes shopping for wine and other spirits easy by bringing an incredible collection sourced from local, regional well-known producers from around the World. Hit the wine tasting events and stock up on your favorite choice to be shipped home for your convenience.

Downtown Des Moines brings meaning to leisure time while enjoying the local yarn shop and wandering through in amazement with the different fibers and vast array of colors. Signing up for a class is easy and fun and serves as a great getaway for a few hours to enjoy the company of fellow knitters.

Downtown Des Moines brings musicians together and finding your local musical instrument shop can be a great way to get to try new and used guitars. Be sure to start your search downtown if you are looking to upgrade, trade-in or add to your collection.

Why do you love downtown?

Valentina Eagar
Fun and unique shopping and eats

Michelle Reesey
Haven't been there yet. Trip is planned in April.

carl barbieri
were there on business at least 7 times a year ,We just love downtown medford

Visiting in July for the 1st time!

kristin Cutler
It's so cute and quaint.

Restaurants in Des Moines, Iowa

Amodeos Tropical Snow

1223 Creston Avenue
Downtown Des Moines


815 3rd St
Downtown Des Moines

Ak O'connor's

216 Court Avenue
Downtown Des Moines

Africa Cuisine Restaurant

2500 Martin Luther King Jr Parkway
Downtown Des Moines

801 Steak & Chop House

801 Grand Avenue # 200
Downtown Des Moines

Big City Burgers & Greens

400 Locust St # 195
Downtown Des Moines

A Dong Restaurant

1511 High St
Downtown Des Moines

Abelardo's Mexican Restaurant

2510 Ingersoll Avenue
Downtown Des Moines


1810 Army Post Rd
Downtown Des Moines

Alba Restaurant

524 East 6th St
Downtown Des Moines


4820 Se 14th St
Downtown Des Moines

Backyard Bubba'q Ribs

1325 Forest Avenue
Downtown Des Moines

Big Creek Marina

6110 Se 6th Avenue
Downtown Des Moines

Aj's on East Court

419 East Court Avenue
Downtown Des Moines

Bamboo Buffet & Grill

4349 Merle Hay Road
Downtown Des Moines

Basil Prosperi

801 Grand Avenue
Downtown Des Moines

Baratta's Catering

600 East Locust St
Downtown Des Moines

American Munchies

Downtown Des Moines

Downtown Des Moines Hotels

Finding the best hotel in Downtown Des Moines can make or break the experience of your entire trip. Take a few minutes to explore what each hotel has to offer by viewing our directory below. Here are some tips to consider:

Upon check-in, slip the desk agent a tip and ask for the best room they can find at your current booked rate. Often times a quick $10 or $20 bill can go a long way towards the mood of the person who directly decides where you lay your head for the night.

Call ahead to make sure your reservation is still active and rebook if there are any price drops or changes in number of people staying with you. Another cost saving tips is to bundle the stay with airport parking and shuttle to avoid hefty fees.

Ask to be shown a room before you check-in which signals the front desk agent to show the best room available to sell it right away. This can put you in the best room available at that time and gives you the ability to check for cleanliness, smells and sounds before transacting with the hotel.

Days Inn Merle Hay
4845 Merle Hay Rd

Marriott Des Moines
700 Grand Ave

Motel 6 Des Moines Ia
4940 NE 14th Street

Comfort Inn Des Moines
4950 Ne 14th St

Village Inn Motel Des Moines
1348 East Euclid Ave

Rodeway Inn Des Moines
5020 Ne 14th St


Travelodge Des Moines
4685 A Northeast 14th Street

Extend a Suites - Des Moines
5220 Northeast 14th Street