Iowa's capital city, and the largest in the state, Des Moines houses just under 200,000 residents within its city limits, and some 500,000 in the outlaying areas. An affluent city with strong links to commerce, Des Moines is consistently nominated as one of the primary business cities in the US, and is a popular hub for the economy of the Midwestern region.
A strong political city with vital prominence in Presidential nominations, Iowa boast a grand state capitol building, regarded as one of the finest examples in the region, and a popular site for tourists to the city. The capitol resides at the head of an extensive public park, which proves a popular draw as a recreation ground, for casual sports and walking.
For those with an adventurous streak, the famous Adventureland Park is within easy access from the city, with over 100 rides all ages making it a popular destination amongst families.