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Adventureland Park
PO Box 3355
Altoona, IA 50316
Description: Amusement park with rides, shows and attractions

615 Third St.
DM, IA 50309
Local FT Staff: 4
Description: Restaurant, gaming facility and party rental

Birthplace of John Wayne
216 S. Second St.
Winterset, IA 50273
Local FT Staff: 1
Description: Victorian house with memorabilia of John Wayne, including 9-foot-tall statue in honor of Wayne's 100th birthday in 2007 & collection of movie clothing

Blank Park Zoo
7401 SW Ninth St.
DM, IA 50315
Local FT Staff: 35
Description: 22-acre intimate natural habitat zoological park featuring Iowa's largest collection of exotic plants and wildlife

Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum
225 10th St.
PO Box 603
Boone, IA 50036
Local FT Staff: 7
Description: Operating nonprofit, educational railroad museum providing excursion train rides through the Des Moines River Valley; also dinner & dessert trains

Civic Center of Greater Des Moines
221 Walnut St.
DM, IA 50309
Local FT Staff: 30
Description: A private not-for-profit corporation celebrating its 30th season of presenting the performing arts

Des Moines Art Center
4700 Grand Ave.
DM, IA 50312
Local FT Staff: 50
Description: Contemporary art museum and school with an acclaimed permanent collection and amazing architecture

Des Moines Arts Festival
700 Locust St.
Ste. 100
DM, IA 50309
Local FT Staff: 3
Description: The Festival's mission is to create an opportunity for people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds to embrace the arts

Des Moines Botanical and Environmental Center
909 Robert D. Ray Dr.
DM, IA 50316
Local FT Staff: 10
Description: Public garden

Des Moines Community Playhouse
831 42nd St.
DM, IA 50312
Local FT Staff: 11
Description: Community theater producing 12 shows annually, plus extensive theatre education department and volunteer opportunities

Drake Relays
Drake Bell Center
2507 University Ave.
DM, IA 50311
Local FT Staff: 2
Description: Join us for fun interactive/educational activities the week of April 19 for Drake Relays 101, America's Outdoor Classic

Hoyt Sherman Place
1501 Woodland Ave.
DM, IA 50309
Local FT Staff: 8
Description: 1877 mansion, 1907 art gallery with paintings, sculpture, furniture, 1,250-seat historic theater with near-perfect sound

Iowa Speedway
3333 Rusty Wallace Dr.
Newton, IA 50208
Local FT Staff: 22
Description: Premier racing and entertainment venue

Iowa State Fair
E. 30th St. & E. University Ave.
PO Box 57130
DM, IA 50317
Local FT Staff: 60
Description: The annual August extravaganza inspired the novel State Fair, three motion pictures and a Broadway musical

John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park
Western Gateway Park
13th & Grand Ave.
DM, IA 50309
Local FT Staff: 1
Description: The 4.4-acre park features 26 contemporary works

Jordan House
2100 Fuller Rd.
WDM, IA 50265
Description: Victorian home built by James C. Jordan in the 1850s, official site of the National Underground Railroad Network

Living History Farms
11121 Hickman Rd.
Urbandale, IA 50322
Local FT Staff: 26
Description: Interactive outdoor museum connecting people of all ages to Midwestern rural life experiences

Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino
1 Prairie Meadows Dr.
I-80 Exit 142
Altoona, IA 50009
Local FT Staff: 969
Description: 24-hour casino, live horse racing April-October, buffet and steakhouse, events center, and top-name entertainment

Salisbury House & Gardens
4025 Tonawanda Dr.
DM, IA 50312
Local FT Staff: 10
Description: 42-room historic mansion & museum with extensive collection of art, antiques & rare books; offering frequent cultural programming

Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX
401 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Pkwy.
DM, IA 50309
Local FT Staff: 40
Description: The Science Center of Iowa is devoted to lifelong learning, featuring 6 dynamic experience platforms & 3 theaters

Sleepy Hollow Sports Park
4051 Dean Ave.
DM, IA 50317
Description: Seasonal outdoor activities: Skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, 9-hole golf course, driving range, go-karts, mini-golf

State Capitol
E. Ninth & Grand
DM, IA 50319
Description: Iowa State Capitol, home of elected officials

State Historical Museum
600 E. Locust St.
DM, IA 50319
Local FT Staff: 79
Description: Museum, rental, library, administrative offices, store, cafe

Terrace Hill
2300 Grand Ave.
DM, IA 50312
Description: Terrace Hill is a National Historic Landmark, the Iowa Governor's residence and a historic house museum.

Wells Fargo Arena - Iowa Events Center
233 Center St.
DM, IA 50309
Description: This state of the art facility opened in July 2005. It is home to two professional teams and hosts various events.