Both the state capital and Iowa’s largest city, Des Moines offers business and pleasure travelers tremendous opportunities. If you’re looking for Des Moines hotels, Extended Stay Hotels has two great places to stay at a great price.
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Des Moines has attracted enough insurance and financial services companies to become known as the “Hartford of the West.” In fact, in 2007, Forbes Magazine ranked the Des Moines metro area number four on its list of “Best Places for Business and Careers”. The city’s top private employer, the Principal Financial Group, is joined by companies like Allied Insurance, AmerUS, Wells Fargo, ING Group and American Republic Insurance Company.
As the capital of Iowa, Des Moines is home to all three branches of state government as well as many state agencies. From either of the Extended Stay Hotels locations, you are just minutes away from most state agencies and departments.
In addition to being the seat of government, the Iowa State Capitol building is a popular tourist attraction. Some people consider it among the most beautiful state capitols in the nation. Guided tours highlight the building’s 23 karat gold leafed dome, a World War II memorial, and several other memorials and monuments on the capitol’s grounds.
Visitors who are interested in history and architecture will want to check out the State of Iowa Historical Museum and Terrace Hill, the Iowa Governor’s official residence and a National Historic Landmark. Terrace Hill is a prime example of American Victorian Second Empire architecture.
Families will be happy to learn that less than a half hour drive from either of the Extended Stay Hotels location is Adventureland Park, boasting over 100 rides, shows and attractions. The strong of heart may even take on one of the three thrilling roller coasters. Other family-friendly attractions include Living History Farms, which highlights the influence of agriculture and rural life in the development of America, Blank Park Zoo, and the Great Ape Trust, whose mission is to provide a sanctuary and honorable life for great apes.
With 53 city parks, Des Moines is the perfect place for hiking, biking, picnicking, swimming, and tennis. Outdoor lovers can while away hours in the Des Moines Botanical and Environmental Center, which comprises 14 acres of botanical displays.
If golf is your game, Des Moines has plenty of public golfing available, including Waveland Golf Course, one of the oldest golf courses west of the Mississippi.
For a Des Moines hotel that offers comfort, convenience, and exceptional value, check into either of the Des Moines Extended Stay Hotels locations.