« on: January 30, 2007, 05:39:08 PM »
I am from Des Moines, and currently live in Iowa City. The past several years Des Moines has improved and many of the suburbs have expanded quite a bit (West Des Moines the most). Downtown Des Moines has seen numerous improvements, and during the summer has some neat stuff going on, like a great art festival on two of the bridges downtown, outdoor concerts at an amphitheater also located on the river, the semi-pro baseball team (Iowa Cubs), and of course you have to check out RAGBRIA if you are in Iowa for the summer. To sum it up for those of you who do not know, it is a week long, 500+ mile ride across Iowa. Each day the ride stops to take over a new town, and people party all night then get on their bikes again the next day. In my opinion, everyone should at least check it out once!
Although no the most exciting city, there is definetely stuff to do. I would also recommend the Miller High Life Lounge and El Bait Shop as great, laid-back bars to check out if you are in Des Moines.
Hopefully this helps!