See & Do

The best to see and do in Iowa.

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5 Best Coffee Shops in Des Moines

While it may be the capital of Iowa, Des Moines maintains a cozy, small town feel that offers an unparalleled level of charm and warmth. The locally owned coffee shops that are nestled throughout different corners of the city are no different. Here are five of the best coffee shops located in Des Moines.

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Iowa Fall Arts Preview

While some theaters and galleries have opened their doors, others are still taking precautions in the midst of the pandemic, and are producing the bulk of their projects online. Here’s a preview of what the fall arts season will look like in Iowa.

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Drive-Through Bite-Size Market Open in Des Moines

Through Oct. 31, Downtown Farmers’ Market fans can get their fill of farm-fresh goods via the new Drive-Through Bite-Size Market. Customers can pre-order produce, meat, eggs, cheese, artisan food items, baked goods, flowers and more through the Drive-Through Online Marketplace and can pick up their items the following Saturday.

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5 Historic Driving Trails to Cruise in Iowa

A cruise through the hidden backroads of Iowa can be scenic, quiet and, simply put, dazzling. But believe it or not, it can actually double as a history lesson too. The state is full of a number of driving trails that can serve as routes for a charming evening drive, or that can act as an alternative excursion that will allow you to immerse yourself in the culture of Iowa.

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Iowa’s Best Glamping Retreats

Everyone loves an excuse to explore the great outdoors—and luxurious glamping experiences offer all the charm of a secluded getaway, but with the conveniences of a five-star resort. Iowa has a handful of fantastic glamping alternatives that offer unparalleled views at some of the state’s most iconic lakes, nature preserves and national parks.

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The 5 Best Things to See in Cedar Falls

Cedar Falls is a quaint town located in the heart of Black Hawk County. The city is bustling with boutique shops, independent restaurants and nature preserves that encapsulate the scenic and unparalleled charm of the state perfectly. Here are the five best things to see in Cedar Falls.

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5 Best Places to Stargaze in Iowa

While Iowa has a number of bustling cities and towns, the state’s rural counties have actually proven to be some of the most beloved locations. The limited light pollution in these areas makes them prime spots for stargazing. So, grab your binoculars or telescopes, and check out five of the best places to marvel at constellations in the state.