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Fight Cancer and the American Cancer Society (ACS) have launched a new program that provides discounts at local stores while raising money to fund cancer research, programs and services. Shoppers who donate $20 or more to the American Cancer Society are eligible to receive a free Shop Downtown Discount Card. Simply make a donation online, get your receipt verified, and receive your digital discount card to save up to 15% off at participating businesses.

When you get a Shop Downtown Discount Card, you help support your neighbors, the local economy, and the American Cancer Society’s mission to save lives, celebrate lives and lead the fight for a world without cancer. You also can get great savings on a variety of products and services every time you patronize a participating business. It’s a win/win situation.

The American Cancer Society does not endorse any product or service.

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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 has a great collection of barber shops to choose from if you want to take a little off the top, get a clean shave or to trim your moustache or beard. Take a moment to consider buying some styling gel, beard oil or wax and always tip well.

Downtown Des Moines brings smiles by way of doughnuts and pastries made fresh daily for your enjoyment. Everyone has their favorite of course but having a variety of bakeries is what makes downtown so special. Fritters, scones and pies oh my!

Downtown Des Moines has the perfect game shop for both young and old. Your friends and family will enjoy hours of entertainment with a wide selection of board games, card games and games of skill. A perfect stop for travellers with kids and those seeking a new adventure for game night.

Downtown Des Moines visitors are always welcome and you will receive exceptional service from local merchant-owners as opposed to staff at the big box retailers. We take the extra time to make sure that you how to make best use of your purchase and that you get exactly what you need.

Why do you love downtown?

Kim Ward
Unique and wonderful shopping.

Bob Puthoff
I'm sending some clients there this Summer and want to get them a discount card to shop. Thanks!

Randy Mazzocco
Iam on my way next month

Don Nguyen
Am new to Cedar Park from California, would like to get a discount card and begin exploring Cedar Park.

Downtown Salem is getting better and better - love the small businesses!

Restaurants in Des Moines, Iowa

Basil Prosperi

801 Grand Avenue
Downtown Des Moines

Ak O'connor's

216 Court Avenue
Downtown Des Moines

Abelardo's Mexican Restaurant

2510 Ingersoll Avenue
Downtown Des Moines

801 Steak & Chop House

801 Grand Avenue # 200
Downtown Des Moines

American Munchies

Downtown Des Moines


4820 Se 14th St
Downtown Des Moines

Baratta's Catering

600 East Locust St
Downtown Des Moines

Africa Cuisine Restaurant

2500 Martin Luther King Jr Parkway
Downtown Des Moines


1810 Army Post Rd
Downtown Des Moines

Aj's on East Court

419 East Court Avenue
Downtown Des Moines


815 3rd St
Downtown Des Moines

Bamboo Buffet & Grill

4349 Merle Hay Road
Downtown Des Moines

A Dong Restaurant

1511 High St
Downtown Des Moines

Big Creek Marina

6110 Se 6th Avenue
Downtown Des Moines

Amodeos Tropical Snow

1223 Creston Avenue
Downtown Des Moines

Alba Restaurant

524 East 6th St
Downtown Des Moines

Big City Burgers & Greens

400 Locust St # 195
Downtown Des Moines

Backyard Bubba'q Ribs

1325 Forest Avenue
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:

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.

Elevators are notorious for being a nuisance so ask to be roomed on the top floor and as far away as possible. Most hotels book nearby rooms last so hopefully they have availability elsewhere.

Always tip staff when you feel the service was great and don't forget the housekeeping staff which you may never see. You should tip every day if you are staying multiple days as the staff may rotate out and miss the bounty at the end.

Extend a Suites - Des Moines
5220 Northeast 14th Street

Comfort Inn Des Moines
4950 Ne 14th St

Days Inn Merle Hay
4845 Merle Hay Rd

Village Inn Motel Des Moines
1348 East Euclid Ave

Motel 6 Des Moines Ia
4940 NE 14th Street


Travelodge Des Moines
4685 A Northeast 14th Street

Marriott Des Moines
700 Grand Ave

Rodeway Inn Des Moines
5020 Ne 14th St