Des Moines is a city of many wonders, originally coming from fort Des Moines at the meeting point of the Racoon and Des Moines rivers.
Des Moines is about 75 square miles of gently rolling hills giving it a nice rural feel.
Aerial view of central Des Moines
Des Moines is located in South West Iowa, south of Ames. it is home to many sports teams including the Iowa Cubs. Des Moines fastest growin suburb is West Des Moines
The Racoon and Des Moines rivers intersect in what is now central Des Moines.
Meeting point of rivers in central Des Moines
Des Moines wasn't always a bustling city like today, nonetheless even a city, more of a fort. It was full of brick buildings and fences keeping the people safe from people what wanted them dead.