It turns out Des Moines does have some cool stuff to see and is a pretty cute city. When we first arrived we drove around downtown Des Moines and happened upon the John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park. So we decided to go and check it out, it turned out to be one of my favorite stops. The art is really cool and if you're an instagram/snapchat whore like myself, it gives you plenty of cool subjects for photos.
|White Ghost by Yoshitomo Nara|
|Untitled (three dancing figure, version 3) by Keith Haring|
|Nomade by Jaume Plensa|
We then headed towards the state capitol building that we had passed on the way in to town. The building was pretty cool and has a killer view of the Des Moines skyline.
Next to the capitol were a couple of memorials. The tall one was a memorial to the Iowans who fought in the civil war.
The back here remembers the work of the Iowan women during the war.
Next to that monument was another smaller memorial for a senator that served Iowa for a long time.
After exploring downtown Des Moines for a while we were starving and decided to find a place to eat and a good hotel.