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Des Moines Botanical Center Des Moines

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Des Moines Botanical Center
909 Robert D Ray Drive
Des Moines
IA
50316
Tel: 515 323 6290

Where are we going today?

he Des Moines Botanical Center is one of the most popular cultural attractions in Iowa, providing educational, recreational, and community resources to thousands. Its goal is to provide botanical displays and educational services for its visitors. It is located on 14 acres along the east bank of the Des Moines River, close to downtown.
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What people are saying?

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    It isn't very large, but when an Iowan wants to get away from a cold winter, or if you want to learn a bit about some of the plants from around the world, this is a good place to go. Local hint: check their website. I paid $5 each for myself and a date to go into the Botanical Garden this winter and we spent a few hours walking and talking and listening to the FREE jazz concert playing inside.

    Don't judge me because I'm cheap. She loved it!

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    Nice little botanical garden - and certainly worth the low cost of admission.

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    goid learning experiences for everyone all ages

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    Great place for Photography! A good point of interest both for family to stop and friends. An interesting Eco-dome that contains many different plant species and birds.

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    Small but well cared for. A great place to go in the winter

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The Weather

Tuesday

Conditions: Overcast
Temp: 37° F / 3° C
Humidity: 86 %
Wind: NW - 12 MPH

Wednesday

Conditions: Partly Cloudy
Temp: 49° F / 9° C
Humidity: 69 %
Wind: SSW - 11 MPH

Thursday

Conditions: Clear
Temp: 45° F / 7° C
Humidity: 88 %
Wind: SE - 7 MPH

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