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by margsch

Could someone please tell me how Des Moines is pronounced. I would feel very foolish asking directions.

RE: pronunciation

by Small_World

I've never been there, but here in the South, we pronounce it "Da Moin'", so you know it has to be the right way. ;-)

But just in case it isn't, here's a link where you can hear it pronounced:



RE: RE: pronunciation

by Iowa2

Dee Moinz

I lived and worked there for 14 years

by PR-7

And it was always pronounced "duh moin." No 's' sound at the end.

It was always fun when I would phone and ask for something to be mailed to me. After too many packages addressed to "Demoyne," I just spelled it out without being asked. "The city is 'duh moin.' d - e - s new word m - o - i - n - e - s"

RE: pronunciation

by i-jan01

Duh Moin with about equal accent on each word and kinda run together as one word.

I grew up in Iowa. You won't have to feel too badly if you pronounce something "funny" because most Iowa folks are friendly and they'll do their best to make you feel welcomed and comfortable.

Travel Tips for Des Moines

Chichaqua Bottoms

by Jimma

Chichaqua Bottoms is a natural area about 20 miles north of Des Moines. The Skunk River runs through many acres of woodland with scattered ponds. There's a campground and the DNR sponsors different events like 'Catching Croakers', and the 'Freeskinner's Encampment'. Canoe rentals are also available.

I couldn't fit the entire websit URL in the box provided, so here it is:


See an Iowa Cubs Game.

by Burgfresh

They play in one of the best stadiums in the Minor leagues, you get a great veiw of the Des Moines skyline from the right feild stands. The ticket prices are pretty low, from $5 and up. Check out Iowacubs.com for more info.


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