October 20, 2024

Hotels & Activities

The IMT Des Moines Marathon provides more than $2 million in annual economic impact to Des Moines. Check out the information below for what to do while you’re in town. 

Catch Des Moines

Tourism matters. 13.7 million visitors travel to greater Des Moines annually, generating $2.2 billion in total travel spending and supporting 19,150 local jobs. Find “Des Best” of greater Des Moines, including top attractions and activities, where to eat, events to catch, places to stay, coupons, and the local scoop. CLICK HERE.

Staying In Des Moines (Book Your Stay)

We make travel easy! TeamINN is a hotel booking company designed with you in mind. We established the lowest rates with our hotel partners for our IMT Des Moines Marathon guests, and TeamINN is ready to take your reservation. To book your room stay in Des Moines, CLICK HERE. or, call 1.800.233.8326. Email your questions directly to TeamINN; CLICK HERE.

Activities Along the Course

Discover Des Moines mile by mile.

Eating and drinking options in the COURT AVENUE DISTRICT.

DOWNTOWN FARMERS’ MARKET on Court Ave is ranked #2 farmer’s market in the US and just 1 block from the expo!

SCIENCE CENTER OF IOWA featuring kids’ learning and activities.

IOWA STATE CAPITOL offers public tours and views of the gold dome. 

STATE HISTORICAL MUSEUM offers public and self-guided tours. 

Local shopping and dinning options in the EAST VILLAGE.

WESTERN GATEWAY PARK features the Poppajohn sculpture park. 

Cowles Commons (home of the expo) features the 2015 IMT Des Moines Marathon as the muse for public art entitled SWIRL.

DES MOINES ART CENTER is one of the finest art museums in the United States.