What must you do while in Des Moines?

January 4, 2011 —

Many of our students come from rural Iowa, other states or even other countries. Some will stay and practice in Des Moines, some will disperse. So for those of you who have lived here or do live here, what things would you tell a new DMU student he or she MUST do while living here?

I’d say you MUST:

And you can check out this list of 27 things to do in Des Moines which was recently was published by Metromix & Juice and it’s great!


Courtney Tompkins has been part of the DMU marketing team since Nov. 2005 and loves promoting a school she believes in so thoroughly. Proud daughter and patient of DMU alumni, Courtney knows, first-hand, that Des Moines University is doing a world of good. A fan of all outdoor festivals, fruity drinks and nearly all edibles, she has a hard time narrowing down her list of favorite places to go and things to do but lists the Iowa State Fair as an all-time fave. She loves her 8-minute commute to DMU from Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines. She and husband Tyler are owned by three large dogs, Tonka, Tucker and Tank.
  • Tea

    One must eat at Centro and try the squash ravioli if it’s still available

  • Tea

    One must eat at Centro and try the squash ravioli if it’s still available

  • http://www.perceptant.com Supply Chain EDI Doctor

    I’ll be visiting Des Moines in Spring so your guide on what to do and where to go is perfect. Thank you very much, Matthew (Perceptant, UK).

  • http://www.perceptant.com Supply Chain EDI Doctor

    I’ll be visiting Des Moines in Spring so your guide on what to do and where to go is perfect. Thank you very much, Matthew (Perceptant, UK).

  • http://dsmdeals.com Nate

    Good little list, but there are tons more thing that you need to do while your here. Try the Machine Shed Cinnamon Roll, It’s awesome and as big as your head.

  • http://dsmdeals.com Nate

    Good little list, but there are tons more thing that you need to do while your here. Try the Machine Shed Cinnamon Roll, It’s awesome and as big as your head.

  • Lindsey Smith

    Okay, sounds like 2011 will be a busy year for me. I still need to:

    * attend an Iowa Cubs game; enjoy a cold drink & ballpark hotdog.
    * eat a slice at Big Tomato – preferably late at night, sitting outside on the sidewalk.
    * eat at Bauder’s soda fountain counter.
    * ride the Tornado at Adventureland.
    * have breakfast at the Waveland Cafe.

  • Lindsey Smith

    Okay, sounds like 2011 will be a busy year for me. I still need to:

    * attend an Iowa Cubs game; enjoy a cold drink & ballpark hotdog.
    * eat a slice at Big Tomato – preferably late at night, sitting outside on the sidewalk.
    * eat at Bauder’s soda fountain counter.
    * ride the Tornado at Adventureland.
    * have breakfast at the Waveland Cafe.