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    Des Moines International Airport: 5800 Fleur Dr, Des Moines, IA 50321

Des Moines International AirportAlthough Des Moines, Iowa is only most famously known for its’ state fair, the comfortable city is coming to new life. Tech companies and other businesses thrive in Des Moines, as it is one of the best cities to bring a company or start a career. It has also been recognized as one of the best places for family, being a very naturally friendly city. The state fair is always the main attraction but there is plenty else to do, like visiting the art museums or catching a live outdoor concert. DSM, or Des Moines Airport, is located within a few miles of downtown, offering a number of inexpensive hotels to choose from.
Why travelers visit Des Moines: Capitol Building, Iowa State Fairgrounds, Pappajohn Sculpture Park, Salisbury House, Drake University, State Fair.

Where To Stay

      • Holiday Inn Des Moines Airport
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    • Holiday Inn Des Moines AirportNear the abundance of Des Moines' attractions sits the Holiday Inn Des Moines Airport Hotel. Nothing is more convenient for a traveler than staying close to the airport. This hotel is loaded with amenities like business services, health and fitness centers, activities for children, and complimentary high speed Internet. Book your room today!
      • Holiday Inn Des Moines Downtown Mercy
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    • Holiday Inn Des Moines Downtown MercyThe Holiday Inn Des Moines Downtown Mercy boasts a terrific location for business or leisure travelers. The newly renovated lobby and contemporary look throughout will make you feel comfortable as you stay at this Holiday Inn. You'll also love the indoor pool, free parking, and free airport shuttle service that is offered.

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About Des Moines International Airport

Des Moines International Airport serves the Midwest with 19 connections to major hubs around the U.S. Located 3 miles southwest of Des Moines, in Polk County, DSM has eight airlines to choose from, including Southwest, United, American Airlines, Allegiant, US Airways, Frontier, Charters and Delta. The airport handles about 2 million passengers each year and ranks in the top 100 most active commercial airports in the U.S. There are two concourses, A and C, that branch off the main terminal building. Throughout the building, passengers can enjoy 45 minutes of complimentary Wi-Fi provided through Boingo Wireless. Fun fact: The airport is also home to the Iowa Air National Guard.

After landing in this Iowa capital, drop your bags off at a hotel near Des Moines Airport. There are nearly 60 hotels in the area so you shouldn't have any trouble finding one that suits your needs. A customer preferred hotel, Holiday Inn Des Moines Airport offers business services, health and fitness centers and activities for children. Besides, it's close to all the action in the city. Holiday Inn Des Moines Downtown Mercy is known for its fantastic location for both business travelers and leisure vacationers, both of whom love the indoor pool and free parking.

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Welcome to Des Moines

As the capital of Iowa, Des Moines is the centerpiece of business activity, government work and cultural draws. The metro, with a population of nearly 570,000, shows off its fair share of awards. Des Moines was ranked No. 1 by Forbes as "Best Place for Business and Careers" and No. 1 for "Best City to Live and Work" by Kiplinger's Finance. What's more, Fortune magazine named Des Moines one of the top "up-and-coming" downtowns. Business travelers will find a number of national corporations situated in this financial services hub, from Wells Fargo to Marsh to Principal Financial. High tech firms have also been migrating to the heartland, as Microsoft is investing a $1.1 billion new data center, and Facebook has four data centers in the area.

When visiting Des Moines, be prepared for the weather. Visitors can expect averages temperatures of 47 degrees Fahrenheit in the spring, 75 degrees in the summer, 50 in the fall and 23 in the snowy winter. To get around, you can opt for a Des Moines rental car, explore on foot or take advantage of DART (Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority), which has a fleet of 90 buses that make trips to shopping malls and major business districts.

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Things to Do in Des Moines

A scenic view of downtown Des MoinesBetween the stunning capitol, Iowa State Fair and top-notch museums, visitors will have no shortage of attractions in Des Moines. Take a free self-guided or formal tour The State Capitol Building, a three-story, castle-like structure set atop a hill that offers panoramic views of downtown. Only a 10-minute walk from the capitol lies the State of Iowa Historical Museum, which has free admission and family-friendly activities. Art lovers will drool over the Des Moines Art Center and gardeners will delight in the blooms at the Botanical Center and the Better Homes and Gardens Test Garden.

Be sure to take advantage of Iowa State Fair, a must-see for family travel groups. The internationally acclaimed fair is the single largest event in the state and one of the oldest industrial expositions in the country, attracting more than 1 million people each year from all around the globe. No matter the season, you can also check out a Broadway-caliber performance at the Civic Center. If golfing is the name of the game, tee times are offered in the warmer months at the area's fine championship courses such as Waveland Golf Course and Bright Grandview.

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Quality Inn & Suites Des Moines Airport
0.9 mi stars check
Doubletree By Hilton Hotel Des Moines Airport
1.2 mi stars check
Baymont Inn & Suites Des Moines Airport
2.1 mi stars check
Embassy Suites Hotel Des Moines-On The River
4.5 mi stars check
Hyatt Place Des Moines Downtown
4.8 mi stars check
Drury Inn & Suites West Des Moines
6.3 mi stars