Des Moines Marriott Downtown

700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50309 USA
+1 515-245-5500

Area & Activities


Stay in Iowa's the capitol city near Des Moines' fairgrounds

From the steps of the state capitol building to high end shops and boutiques of the burgeoning East Village and family fun at the Des Moines Fairgrounds, guests of Des Moines Marriott Downtown will be blown away by the endless attractions this city has to offer.

We’re located in the heart of the Des Moines, near Wells Fargo Arena and overlooking downtown from our 31 floors of guest rooms. World-class restaurants, vibrant nightlife, and charming museums surround the hotel on all sides. With the ability to walk, bike, or drive to any location in the city, your stay in Des Moines will be as fast-paced or relaxing as you choose to make it.

Family and children's activities

18.5 km

Adventureland USA

Phone: +1 800-532-1286

There's over 100 exhilarating rides and attractions in this popular amusement and water park. Price indicates a single day admission.

Fee: 45.00 USD

2.9 km

Des Moines Botanical Center

A fascinating collection of plants, complete with dining, shopping and research library

Fee: 10.00 USD

1.0 km

Science Center of Iowa

Experience the 110,000 sq.ft. creative lifelong learning center in the heart of Downtown. Explore themed experience platforms full of hands-on exhibits, live interactive programs and demonstrations. Adults - $12.00; Children 2-12 yrs & Seniors - $8.00

Fee: 12.00 USD

7.7 km

Blank Park Zoo

Bring the entire family for wild times and fascinating exhibits. Admission is Free for Children 2 and under; Children 3-12 - $8.00; Adults - $14.00; Seniors 65 and over - $11.00

Fee: 14.00 USD

Local attractions

Adventureland Amusement Park

I-80 & Highway 65

18.7 km NE from hotel

Botanical & Environmental Center

909 E. River Drive

3.2 km NE from hotel

Blank Park Zoo

7401 SW 9th Street

6.4 km S from hotel

Hoyt Sherman Place

1501 Woodland Avenue

2.4 km NW from hotel

Court Ave District

Court Avenue

1.6 km SE from hotel

Des Moines Performing Arts Center

221 Walnut Street

0.6 km E from hotel

Drake University

2507 University Avenue

6.4 km NW from hotel

State Historical Building

East 6th & Locust

1.6 km E from hotel

Iowa State Fairgrounds

East 30th & University Avenue

8.0 km E from hotel

Living History Farms

11121 Hickman Road

20.9 km NW from hotel

Principal Park

1 Line Drive

1.6 km SE from hotel

State Capitol Building

1007 E. Grand Avenue

3.2 km E from hotel

Iowa Speedway

3333 Rusty Wallace Drive

56.3 km E from hotel

Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater

401 W. Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy

1.1 km SE from hotel

Iowa Cubs Baseball

Principal Park Stadium - Downtown Des Moines,1 Lin

1.6 km SE from hotel

Amana Colonies

622 46th Avenue

112.7 km E from hotel

Des Moines Civic Center

1.0 km from hotel

Fitness nearby

0.3 km

Wellmark YMCA

Hours: Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu: 04:30 AM - 10:00 PM, Fri: 04:30 AM - 09:00 PM, Sat: 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM, Sun: 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

  • Cardiovascular Equipment
  • Free weights
  • Fitness classes: Not Available
  • Fitness services: our fitness and wellness programs help m

Spa nearby

1.9 km from hotel

This spa prides itself on providing an inviting and cozy atmosphere. Offering Massage Therapy, Skin Care, Waxing Services, Manicures and Pedicures.Phone #515/309-2904

Hours: Mon,Wed: 10:00 AM - 07:00 PM, Tue,Thu: 09:00 AM - 07:00 PM, Fri: 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM, Sat: 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Appointment is required

Phone:+1 515-309-2904

Services, treatments and amenities

  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Body scrub
  • Couple's Massage
  • Facials
  • Fitness classes available
  • Foot bath
  • Manicures/pedicures
  • Massages
  • Waxing

Swimming nearby

40.2 km

Big Creek State Park Beach

37.0 km

Saylorville Lake Beaches

3.2 km

Grays Lake

Local sightseeing

Des Moines Botanical Center

The Des Moines Botanical and Environmental Center

Des Moines Botanical Center

Phone: +1 515-323-6290

Iowa State Capitol

State capitol is truly an impressive Iowa landmark

Iowa State Capitol

Phone: +1 515-281-5591

Iowa State Historical Building

Exhibits that tell the stories of Iowa’s history

Iowa State Historical Building

Phone: +1 515-281-5111

Salisbury House & Gardens

Treasures of art and antiquity

Salisbury House & Gardens

Phone: +1 515-274-1777

Terrace Hill

Iowa's Historic Governor's Mansion

Terrace Hill

Phone: +1 515-281-7205

More activities

Biking trail (1.0 km) Boating (3.2 km) Bowling (6.4 km) Hiking (0.6 km) Horseback riding (9.7 km) Jet-skiing (16.1 km) Jogging/fitness trail (1.3 km) Kayaking (3.2 km) Miniature golf (8.0 km) Sailing (3.2 km) Snow skiing (12.9 km) Squash (12.9 km) Tennis (3.2 km) Tennis (6.4 km) Water-skiing (16.1 km) Bike Rentals (0.3 km)
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