Downtown West Des Moines, Iowa









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Things to do in West Des Moines, Iowa

Main Street of old Downtown West Des Moines speaks to once what was and what could be once again. As West 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 West Des Moines offers on-the-go dining when you visit your favorite food truck. Pick up some corn tortilla tacos with freshly made pico with a fresh squeeze of lemon to give your day a boost. Food trucks can offer a wide variety of niche ethnic blends.

Downtown West 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 West Des Moines is a great place to rent a bike and take it for a ride around downtown. There are many bike shops that sell bike and accessories as well as provide service and tuning on your ride. Don't forget your helmet and other protective gear such as reflective gear, headlight and horn.

Downtown West 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.

Why do you love downtown?

HILDA SMITH
It has some unique stores.

Kate O'Rorke
We love the amazing shops and restaurants. The city is so clean and everyone is friendly and welcoming.

Kathleen Gerds
Looking forward to Ashland downtown. Theater and shopping here we come.

Sking King
I love walking through downtown when the sun finally comes out. You can get a great organic meal at one place, yummy sushi nearby, and awesome beer. Not to mention the Criterion has fabulous shows.

Richard Held
Unique shops.

Restaurants in West Des Moines, Iowa


5 DE Mayo West

5014 Ep True Parkway
Downtown West Des Moines



Bettys Pies

320 7th St
Downtown West Des Moines



Bambino's Restaurant

2025 Grand Avenue
Downtown West Des Moines



Bals Eateries

1821 22nd St
Downtown West Des Moines



Alpha Ventures

1443 17th St
Downtown West Des Moines



34's

1551 Valley West Drive # 253
Downtown West Des Moines



Bambino's

2025 Grand Avenue
Downtown West Des Moines



Bella Beans Coffeehouse &

4000 Mills Civic Parkway
Downtown West Des Moines




Downtown West Des Moines Hotels

Finding the best hotel in Downtown West 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:

Other sources of noise can be opening and closing trash dumpsters and also during collection by garbage trucks. Another great question is if they have any renovation plans, or underway that could affect your ability to relax. Pack earplugs and eyeshades!

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.

Avoid booking poolside for kids playing during the day and gatherings at night. Sound bounces off of the water and voices carry so ask for a room away from the pool either on the opposite side of the hotel or in higher floors.