There are a bunch of historic places worth visiting in Des Moines and with the weather cooling off a little, you can actually enjoy being outdoors. To see a little history of Des Moines visit the Historic Places page of our Local History Wiki. There are two historic tour maps, a map and list of places on the National Register of Historic Places, and a number of links to other historic places websites that focus on Des Moines and Polk County (Drake’s Historic Des Moines collection is very nice).
The great thing about this tour is that you can access it on your phone or computer anywhere with an Internet connection.
Historic Tour 2 (images soon to come)
Print version of the Historic Tour.
So go ahead and enjoy a digital tour of historic places in Des Moines.