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Des Moines
Iowa, United States · Ideal stay duration: 1 day
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Iowa. It is also the county seat of Polk County. A small part of the city extends into Warren County. It was incorporated on September 22, 1851, as Fort Des Moines, which was shortened to Des Moines in 1857. It is on an…
Des Moines is the capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Iowa. It is also the county seat of Polk County. A small part of the city extends into Warren County. It was incorporated on September 22, 1851, as Fort Des Moines, which was shortened to Des Moines in 1857. It is on and named after the Des Moines River, which likely was adapted from the French colonial name, Rivière des Moines, meaning River of the Monks. The city's population was 203,433 as of the 2010 census. The five-county metropolitan area is ranked 91st in terms of population in the United States with 599,789 residents according to the 2013 estimate by the United States Census Bureau.
Mostly popular for:
Family & Kids, Entertainment, Museums, Arts & Culture
Best time to visit:
Jun-Aug · Avg. 12.2 cm precip · Avg. H 28°C · L 17°C
Best time to visit:
Jun-Aug · Avg. 4.8 in precip · Avg. H 84°F · L 63°F
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Estimated $491 for 1-day trip
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Round trip per person starts from $360
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Avg daily rate for 3-star hotel: $131