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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Cinema
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“Flix Brewhouse is America’s only first-run Cinema Brewery. Stop and think about that for a minute -- the best blockbuster movies, amazing on-site brewed beer and delectable hand-made food all crafted by serious movie-beer-food folks. For those who believe that movie going should be so much more than just staring at a screen, Flix Brewhouse is a game-changer.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Museum
“Living History Farms is a 500-acre open-air museum. The museum's mission is to educate visitors and demonstrate the past 300 years of Iowa's agricultural history. You wont regret a day here!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Grocery Store
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“Open 24 hours, this location has just about everything you may need A full service grocery market, you can order online and have your items delivered, or peruse the aisles anytime day or night”
  • 4 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Its kind of depressing since half the shops are closed, but there is a Target and an awesome movie theater within walking distance”
  • 3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“They have everything at great prices & Hy-Chi is the best Chinese in town - no joke.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“If climbing is your thing (it is for me), take visit to our largest climbing gym in Des Moines, where you'll find a variety of top rope, lead climbing, and bouldering routes available.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
Cinema
“….Hearing and Visually Impaired Assistance devices available: descriptive close captioning USL glasses and cupholder screen; USL headphones. ....UltraLux Loungers with optional heating settings in every auditorium. ....Dolby Atmos is equipped in every auditorium, including our giant XLD screen! ....One of the largest IMAX screens in the Midwest, outfitted with our UltraLux Loungers! ....Rick's Café Americain, our theatre restaurant, is open every evening and services our eight Dine & Recline auditoriums, allowing you to enjoy a full meal with your movie! ....Party Room available for birthday parties and other events”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Not only farm themed, but also farmer supported menus. Be prepared for large portions and family style meals. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
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  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends
Coffee Shop
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  • 2 locals recommend
Sports Bar
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  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Nearby bar with inexpensive drinks, cubs decor, lots of tvs for sports fans.”
  • 1 local recommends