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The best to see and do in Iowa.

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5 Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Des Moines

As any parent of kiddos will tell you, the value of a truly great kid-friendly restaurant is immeasurable. Fortunately, for Iowa residents and tourists, Des Moines is home to a lot of them. Here are some of the best kid-friendly restaurants to visit the next time you’re in the city.

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Best Mural Walls for Instagram

Iowa has a pretty expansive art scene—one which is often celebrated best through local murals and public art displays. Regardless of what city you’re in, you’re bound to find an artsy wall mural or display that you can connect to. Here are some of Iowa’s best murals to visit and snap a pic in front of—for Instagram, of course.

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5 Oktoberfest Celebrations

Whether you are looking to experience German heritage or celebrating the beginning of fall with some cold beers and ciders, we have you covered with a list of the best festivals in Iowa for Oktoberfest. 

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Best Des Moines Breweries

Tap into Iowa’s thriving beer and spirits scene by visiting any number of Des Moines’ top breweries. With unique ales and an extensive selection of craft beer offerings, anyone can indulge in an authentic taste of the state. Here are some of the very best Des Moines breweries.

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The Current Iowa

The Current Iowa is a Marriott-branded hotel located in the heart of Downtown Davenport. This contemporary AAA Four-Diamond hotel has many meeting and social spaces available to guests and is perfect for visitors traveling from afar or locals who want a staycation.

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Best Iowa Dairy Farms

Known for its cheese curds and Blue Bunny ice cream, Iowa boasts some of the largest dairy farms across the states–most of which offer family-friendly private tours to give locals an exclusive look into farm life, dairy production and the animals behind it.

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Iowa State Fair

After its first opening in 1854, the Iowa State Fair has become an award-winning, annual tradition–not just for Iowans, but for visitors across the globe. The fair will take place August 12 to August 22 in Des Moines with more than a million people expected in attendance.