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Des Moines has cheap accommodation options and a variety of places to visit, making it a budget-friendly vacation choice. In addition to its well-known attractions like Science Center of Iowa and Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, this destination is home to Iowa Women of Achievement Bridge and Pappajohn Sculpture Park, which you can enjoy while spending very little.
If you're looking for affordable places to stay in Des Moines, you can choose from the 58 budget accommodations in the area. These top-rated options offer reasonable prices and have earned good reviews from Expedia travelers in search of a bargain:
Days Inn by Wyndham West Des Moines - 2-star hotel. You'll find free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its convenient parking and proximity to the airport.
Motel 6 Des Moines East - Altoona - 2-star motel. It offers free WiFi, free parking, and an indoor pool.
Cozy Rest Motel - At this 2-star motel, you can take advantage of free WiFi, free parking, and air conditioning. Reviews mention the good location and helpful staff.
Days Inn by Wyndham Des Moines-West Clive - 2-star hotel. You'll find free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking at this property.
Baymont by Wyndham Des Moines Airport - Customers like this 2.5-star hotel for its proximity to the airport and comfortable beds. It offers free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking.
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Des Moines attracts visitors with its lively festivals and live music scene, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions that interest you most, such as Science Center of Iowa and Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, and then look for sights and activities that cost little or nothing at all. Enjoy the outdoors at Iowa Women of Achievement Bridge and Pappajohn Sculpture Park, or check out the area's cultural spots like Des Moines Art Center.Travelers also like Des Moines for its:
The most convenient airport is 4.1 mi (6.7 km) from the city center in Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.). Des Moines may not have many public transit options so renting a car could be a reasonable alternative to explore more of the area.