Des Moines is the largest city in Iowa and the state's capital city. The city was incorporated in 1857.
Des Moines is a major center for Agribusiness and publishing. It is also one of the major insurance centers in the US with more than 50 insurance companies calling Des Moines home.
For a city its size, Des Moines has a very impressive skyline. The state capitol building was constructed on a hill and is surrounded by an 85 acre park.
Located in central Iowa, Des Moines is about 130 miles east of Omaha, Nebraska.