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About Des Moines, Iowa

Des Moines is the capital city of the state of Iowa. It is known as the insurance capital of the nation and has also gained prominence in the publishing industry. Visitors to the city can go to the Blank Park Zoo and Living History farms at daytime. Also, there are several historical homes in Des Moines waiting to be explored. Some of the most well-known tourist attractions in the city are the Science Center, Art Center, Botanical Gardens, and also the State Capitol Building which is a spectacular architecture. The city also has a wide range of activities such as the Arts Festival. More than 150 artists from all over the US participate in the art festival to exhibit and sell their original art pieces. It is a three-day weekend event which is attended by hundreds of thousands of people every year. Other popular activities in Des Moines are the Taste of Des Moines and State Fair that attracts about 1 million people every year. The Court Avenue is the hub of the nightlife venue in Des Moines. There also several shopping malls and numerous dining places in the area. For family enjoyment, Des Moines has Adventureland Amusement Park which has a variety of attractions, shows, and more than a hundred rides. For people who love doing outdoor activities, the Big Creek is a popular location for fishing, swimming and boating. Saylorville Lake is also a famous site for water activities. It has a shooting range and picnic facilities, and golf course and camping sites as well.

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