What To Do in Des Moines
Brian Gongol


A randomly-selected evening

Get dinner at Felix and Oscar's (4050 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines) then see an IMAX film at the Science Center

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Can't pick a restaurant? Here are three randomly-selected options.

Jethro's Barbecue (near Drake, Des Moines)
Smitty's Tenderloins (1401 Army Post Road, Des Moines)
Hessen Haus (101 - 4th Street, Des Moines)

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Can't decide what to do? Here are three randomly-selected options.

attend an event at Iowa State University
go bowling
visit the State Historical Society of Iowa

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Can't pick a bar? Here are three randomly-selected options.

Ducktail Lounge, 86th Street in Clive
Wellman's, Ingersoll in Des Moines
Cabaret West Glen

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Newspapers and Websites
Register
Cityview
Major Venues
Civic Center
Iowa Events Center
Playhouse
Drake
Iowa State
Iowa State Fairgrounds
Organizations
City of Des Moines
Des Moines CVB
Metro Arts Alliance
Drake Neighborhood Assoc
Valley Junction
Beaverdale Neighborhood Assoc

Highbrow
Symphony
Drama Workshop
StageWest
Sports
Iowa Cubs
Des Moines Menace
Des Moines Bucs
Iowa Chops
Iowa Energy
Fitness Sports (running)
Bike and running trails
Movies
Century 20
Wynnsong
Cobblestone
Merle Hay
Varsity Theater
Fleur Cinema
Billy Joe's

Comedy
Funny Bone
The Patsies
Hangouts
Java Joe's
Vaudeville Mews
Seasonal
Adventureland
Iowa State Fair
Clive After Five

Outside Metro
Knoxville Raceway
Iowa Speedway
Mini-Golf
West Grand
Juice listings
Other Main Attractions
Science Center of Iowa
Des Moines Art Center
Des Moines Botanical Center
State Historical Museum


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