I hate when people are so shocked Des Moines rocks. Of course it does. Do people really come here expecting a few buildings in a corn field?! We have a city, people. We don’t all farm. And those that do farm aren’t like the hicks you see in movies. They’re high-tech. This is 2009, after all.
Anyway, off my soapbox now…. here’s a good write-up of Des Moines. ignore the “wow, I never expected this out of Des Moines” tone that prompted my aforementioned rant and read this nice piece in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune about someone’s trip to Des Moines. Enjoy!