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INSIDE DES MOINES

Gay Des Moines: the center of the Heartland

Iowa's capital city is right in the center of the state, and thanks to a historic state Supreme Court ruling, a Midwest haven of marriage equality. The many colleges here lend a progressive vibe. Des Moines doesn't usually overflow with visitors, but local gay activists are now bracing for and embracing a number of... More

POPULAR EVENT NEXT MONTH

GayCities Guide to Des Moines Pride

Jun 10-12, 2016

  • Festival: Friday, June 10 - Sunday, June 12 in the East Village; Concerts on Friday & Saturday from 5:30pm - 12am
  • Price: $10 for Pridefest
  • Parade: Sunday, June 12 @ 1pm in East Village; More info TBA in May



POPULAR NOW

Blazing Saddle

Bar

Des Moines' leather-levi clubWhile this is officially considered a levis/leather bar, all are welcome. This is the place for drink specials, it seems that they come up with a new one each... More

WHAT REVIEWERS ARE SAYING

"busy place"

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"Dive"

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DES MOINES ACTIVITY




DES MOINES EVENTS

CelebrAsian 2016 - 14th Annual Asian Heritage Festival - FRIDAY

Why pay for airfare when you can travel to Asia for free at Celeb...

Friday May 27, 2016 - 11:00am-9:00pm

Garden's 32nd B-Day Featuring Thorgy Thor

Thorgy Thor from Rupaul's Drag Race Season #8 will be at the Gard...

Saturday May 28, 2016 - 10:00pm, 2 people are in

Food for Thought | Creative Collision

ART. CULTURE. FOOD. DRINK. Join us to celebrate and support the ...

Wednesday Jun 1, 2016 - 6:00pm, 1 person are in


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POPULAR HOTELS

1. Hotel Fort Des Moines (3 fans)
Write yourself into the story by staying at Des Moines' historical hotel.

2. Embassy Suites On The River
Friendly place near East Village

3. Kingman House

4. Hotel Renovo

5. Renaissance Savery Hotel
Historic 12 story downtown hotel located next to Civic Center