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1 The sleepy hollow sports park
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Rank: 1 About 3

The Sleepy Hollow Sports Park is considered as the best of golf facility for all types of players, both beginners and professionals. the complex has a nine hole par 3 course and narrow fairways and water hazards which demand utmost attention...

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Address: 4051 Dean Ave Des Moines, United States
Type: Nature and sport

Des Moines Art Center
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Rank: 2 About 3

Des Moines Art Center goes on to present various educational programs and thought-provoking exhibitions; along with art classes; thereby giving an opportunity to gain hands-on experience. This museum holds the pride in showcasing its outstanding...

Reviewed by: Laalamani
Type: Museums

2 Blank Park Zoo
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Rank: 3 About 3

Blank Park Zoo would offer the visitors a great opportunity to have a look at some of the rare species. Money is raised by conservation committee of this zoo to have supported conservation initiatives on the international level.

Reviewed by: Laalamani
Address: 7401 SW 9th Street Des Moines, IA
Type: Parks and gardens

Attractions close to Des Moines

Iowa State Historical Museum - 1.9 mi
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The exhibits at the Iowa State Historical Museum portray the stories of the growth and development of Iowa. There is a rich collection of historic documents and artifacts. The rich heritage of Iowa is found in the stories of the rich as well...

Reviewed by: Laalamani
Distance: 3
City: Polk County

Type: Museums + Share

Iowa Gold Star Museum - 8.6 mi
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Iowa Gold Star Museum lies on ‘Camp Dodge National Guard base’. It goes on to feature loads of military memorabilia; inclusive of photographs and weapons. One can refer to this museum as ‘Military Museum’.

Reviewed by: Laalamani
Address: 7105 Northwest 70th Avenue,Johnston, Iowa
Distance: 13.9
City: Johnston

Type: Museums + Share

Saylorville Lake - 10.4 mi
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Nothing like sitting down on the rocks or beach watching all the activities on the lake. Sunsets, skipping rocks, walking on the beach. Just listening to the water is peaceful and calming. I know it's not the same...

Reviewed by: Christina Distance: 16.8
City: Ankeny

Type: Nature and sport + Share

National Balloon Museum - 15.1 mi
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National Balloon Museum goes on to dedicate itself towards provision of comprehensive understanding with regards to ballooning as well as its history via its collections and exhibitions. Besides, museum happens to archive around 2 centuries...

Reviewed by: Laalamani
Address: 1601 N. Jefferson Way
Distance: 24.3
City: Waukee

Type: Museums + Share

Neighbouring places: Des Moines

West Des Moines - 4.8 mi

West Des Moines is a city in Polk in Dallas. This city used to be home to the Fox and Sac tribes. Prior to January 1, 1938, this city was known by the name “Valley Junction”. West Des...

Distance: 7.7
City: West Des Moines

Urbandale - 5.4 mi

Urbandale can be described as a city located in Dallas and Polk counties within Iowa, US. It’s, in fact, a portion of Des Moines-West Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area. Urbandale makes use of...

Distance: 8.7
City: Urbandale

Polk County - 6.8 mi

The state of Iowa in the United States has a county named Polk County. The capital city of Iowa which is Des Moines is also the county seat of Polk County. The gross area of this county is 592 square miles. Out of these, 23...

Distance: 10.9
City: Polk County

Johnston - 7.2 mi

Johnston can be described as a city located in county of Polk, Iowa, US. It’s, in fact, a portion of Des Moines-West Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area. Johnston is location of HQ of ‘Pioneer...

Distance: 11.6
City: Johnston

What to visit

The sleepy hollow sports park
 Nature and sport
Des Moines Art Center
Blank Park Zoo
 Parks and gardens

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