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Adventureland Park
PO Box 3355
Altoona, IA 50316
515-266-2121
www.adventurelandpark.com
Description: Amusement park with rides, shows and attractions
 

AllPlay
615 Third St.
DM, IA 50309
515-333-5050
www.allplaydm.com
Local FT Staff: 4
Description: Restaurant, gaming facility and party rental
 

Birthplace of John Wayne
216 S. Second St.
Winterset, IA 50273
515-462-1044
www.johnwaynebirthplace.org
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
515-285-4722
www.blankparkzoo.com
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
515-432-4249
www.scenic-valleyrr.com
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
515-246-2300
www.CivicCenter.org
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
515-277-4405
www.desmoinesartcenter.org
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
515-286-4950
www.desmoinesartsfestival.org
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
515-323-6290
www.botanicalcenter.com
Local FT Staff: 10
Description: Public garden
 

Des Moines Community Playhouse
831 42nd St.
DM, IA 50312
515-277-6261
www.dmplayhouse.com
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
515-271-2115
www.drakerelays.org
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
515-244-0507
www.hoytsherman.org
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
641-791-8000
www.iowaspeedway.com
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
515-262-3111
www.iowastatefair.org
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
515-277-4405
www.desmoinesartcenter.org
Local FT Staff: 1
Description: The 4.4-acre park features 26 contemporary works
 

Jordan House
2100 Fuller Rd.
WDM, IA 50265
515-225-1286
www.wdmhistoricalsociety.org
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
515-278-5286
www.LivingHistoryFarms.org
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
515-967-1000
www.prairiemeadows.com
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
515-274-1777
www.salisburyhouse.org
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
515-274-6868
www.sciowa.org
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
515-262-4100
www.sleepyhollowsportspark.com
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
515-281-5591
www.legis.state.ia.us
Description: Iowa State Capitol, home of elected officials
 

State Historical Museum
600 E. Locust St.
DM, IA 50319
515-281-5111
www.iowahistory.org
Local FT Staff: 79
Description: Museum, rental, library, administrative offices, store, cafe
 

Terrace Hill
2300 Grand Ave.
DM, IA 50312
515-281-3604
www.terracehill.org
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
515-564-8000
www.iowaeventscenter.com
Description: This state of the art facility opened in July 2005. It is home to two professional teams and hosts various events.