20 Things You Need to Know Before Moving to Des Moines
When most people think of Des Moines, they don’t immediately conjure images of a bustling downtown splitting at the seams with hip eateries, a wicked craft brew scene, or art on every corner. But the... Continue reading
How to Sound Like a Local When You Move to Des Moines
Iowans aren’t known for their accents, so chances are good that if you’re new to Des Moines, the locals will likely pick up on your unique dialect before you’ll pick up on theirs. Unless you’ve... Continue reading
March Madness: What Michigan, Michigan State fans must know about Des Moines
Both the Michigan State basketball and Michigan basketball teams are headed to Des Moines, Iowa, to open the 2019 NCAA tournament.
Top Reasons to Meet in Des Moines
Ready to explore a new destination for your upcoming event? Greater Des Moines welcomes you to host
Discover Des Moines
Loaded with local-owned restaurants, specialty shops, outdoor recreation and lively events, Des Moines is one of the best-kept secrets in the South Sound.
Housing Trends in the Des Moines Metro
We talk about the Des Moines Metro Real Estate Market, offer some thoughts on the "sellers market", single female home buyers, interest rates, available money for re-habing a home and more.
Vom Fass Des Moines Is What?
Vom Fass? Yes and what a delightful conversation about wine, spirits, vinegar and oil...a foodie conversation!
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DMPS, Japanese Students Learn of Des Moines' Immigration, Diversity
Around the world in eighty minutes. Okay, maybe not quite that far or that fast, but there was a whirlwind tour on a fairly global scale on Tuesday guided by DMPS students for the benefit of guests all ...
Oops! Monopoly puts Des Moines in what state?
KCCI viewers noticed a mistake recently while playing “Monopoly, Here & Now.”
How I Bought a Home in Des Moines, Iowa
In this series, NerdWallet interviews new homeowners across the country about their unique homebuying journeys and the financial decisions that helped
High Schoolers Learn Arabic in Des Moines
It’s time for Arabic class at Central Academy on the west edge of downtown Des Moines. Today’s lesson: naming the seasons of the year.
Why Des Moines Can Be a Model for Urban Schools
A majority of students are minorities. Poverty rates are going up. Refugees speak 100 different languages and dialects. And despite all this, the school district is seeing gains.
10 Des Moines places for karaoke
Why West Des Moines is seeing record construction
Propelled by Microsoft’s massive data center project, West Des Moines is seeing record construction that could approach $1 billion before the year ends.
Why Des Moines has Beggars' Night
The Halloween tradition is unique to Des Moines. We explain the history.
Students Learn to Build Robots in West Des Moines
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa - Students are spending the week at Valley Southwoods Freshman High School learning how to build their own bots. It's a tech camp from Youth Tech, Inc., who is also hosting a video game design camp in the afternoons at the school. Organizers say computer science skills are becoming second-nature for the next generation.
Guide to Des Moines, IA
Discover what Des Moines, Iowa has to offer with our insider's guide. Find information on events, trip ideas, holiday happenings, new attractions, seasonal content, where to eat, local hangouts and more. Get inspired to explore Des Moines.
A Des Moines Beer Drinkers Guide to Glassware
Often, when I ask a guest of mine if he or she would like to share a beer or homebrew, I ask them if they have a glassware preference as well. And while they are stoked for the chance to enjoy a beverage, their response usually is not a direct answer to my question, but …
Pop Traveler: 10 reasons to visit Des Moines!
A reader shares her favorite pop-culture attractions in Des Moines.