Instagrammable places in Des Moines

The 7 Most Instagrammable Spots In Des Moines

While Iowa may not have a flashy reputation of being a hot tourist destination, but there are tons of great Instagrammable places in Des Moines. Des Moines is Iowa’s capital city and this city really has a bit of everything when it comes to things to see and do.

These are the top seven Instagrammable places in Des Moines.

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1. Iowa State Capital Building

The Iowa State Capitol Building sticks out in particular the noticeable gold dome at the top. This grand building is one-of-a-kind in this city and is a terrific building to try and capture for your Instagram.

Swing by the state’s top government building for a picture of this fantastic piece of grand architecture.

Instagrammable places in Des Moines

2. Des Moines Botanical Garden

A planter’s delight abounds at the Des Moines Botanical Garden. Here, you’ll find amazing opportunities to capture the carefully curated plant collections on a self-guided tour here.

With so much lush and fresh greenery here, just go ahead and get lost here and you’ll stumble upon a picture worth taking for your ‘gram.

Instagrammable places in Des Moines

3. Cheers From Des Moines Mural

Is there a better way to feel welcome in a city than with a nice hearty cheers? That’s exactly what you’ll get in this colourful and postcard-like mural.

You just have to visit and snap a pic at this mural that properly welcomes you to Des Moines!

Instagrammable places in Des Moines

4. Prettiest Girls Sign at Hello, Marjorie

This just might be the most Instagrammable thing in all of Des Moines. It’s a sign inside the Hello, Marjorie bar and it reads “The prettiest girls in the world are in Des Moines.”

If that doesn’t have Insta-worthy written all over it then nothing will in this city.

Hello Marjorie Prettiest Girls Sign Des Moines

5. Living History Farms

For a quick step away from the hustle and bustle of city life and into farm life, you’ll experience that at Living History Farms. Iowa is a big agricultural state and this farm pays homage to that, with three different and interactive areas that gives you a chance to see if you can be a future farmer.

Lots of great fun at this charismatic farm and so many fantastic pics can be taken here.

Living History Farms Des Moines

6. The Pappajohn Sculpture Park

The Pappajohn (not the pizza place!) Sculpture Park is a 4 acre park in downtown Des Moines that features 24 unique sculptures. When we say unique, we mean that some of these sculptures are just indescribable. You just have to see it for yourself!

With 24 different sculptures in this park, we’re sure you can find a handful that would fit in just fine on your Insta feed.

Pappajohn Sculpture Park

7. Des Moines Art Center

The Des Moines Art Center is the city’s cultural and arts heartbeat and often features different traveling exhibitions. Like most art centers, there is an extensive collection of artwork including paintings and sculptures.

Aside from the paintings, a lot of the art here is quite unique and fascinating and is another good Instagrammable idea.

Des Moines Art Center
James Wan

Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, James has always had an inquisitive nature and traveling is now his biggest passion. His biggest thrills are visiting places he's never been to and exploring different cultures. James counts Athens, Tokyo, and Rome as the top three places he's visited.

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