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"Veracruz Combo Tour: La Antigua
"Veracruz Combo Tour: La Antigua Cempoala and Quiahuiztlan Ruins""Your day trip from Veracruz begins with hotel pickup by minivan for the approximate 45-mile (75-km) drive up the coast to Quiahuiztlan. When you arrive walk around the archaeological ruins set on a hill with beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico. During its time as part of the Tlaxcala confederation the site was home to Totanac temples plazas and a ballcourt. See what remains and learn about their significance from your guide.Back in your minivan
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Jesse James Outlaw Excursion
"Jesse James Farm Home site is open from 9:00am to 4:00pm Monday-Saturday and noon to 4:00pm on Sunday. Excursion includes film about the James Family self-guided museum tour on site and docent guided tour of the James home. The majority of furniture and pictures are family heirlooms. There is an excellent gift shop on site with books and Jesse James related toys games collectibles and jewelry. Tour fee and lunch included. The family is buried in nearby Mt. Olivet Cemetery accessible by car. Jesse James farm is 35 minutes by car from downtown Kansas City Missouri and 45 minutes by car from Kansas City International Airport (MCI)."""
From $25.00
 
The Big Ticket Adventure Pass: Minneapolis - Bloomington - St Paul - Mall of America Attractions
"Once you purchase the pass a representative from the Bloomington CVB will follow up with an email with directions on how to obtain your mobile pass using a promo code on their website. Once you exchange the promo code for your passes an email and text will be sent to you immediately. The pass holder simply needs to present their e-ticket (displayed on their phone) to the attractions attendant or if the ticket was printed out show your print at home ticket to the attraction attendant. Once your attraction pass has been acknowledged at the first attraction you will have three days (NOTE: three days does not necessarily mean 72 hours) including that day to visit the six attractions. Each attraction can only be visited once within the three days."""
From $89.00

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Botanical Garden

A nice place to escape if the Iowa winters get too much for you. This small Botanical garden is a single large greenhouse featuring tropical plants near downtown Des Moines. Its worth a visit as a...
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Raccoon River Excursions

Take a inner tube float trip down the Raccoon River with a group of your friends or family. You can bring a cooler full of your favorite beverages and snacks. River tubing trips range anywhere from 3...
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Adventureland

Adventureland is Iowa's largest amusement park with over 100 rides including 5 roller coasters. It has the standard themed areas and shows for adults. A good place to go if you are travelling with...
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Living History Farms

A recreation of early Iowa farms, Indian villages and towns. This outdoor museum open during the summer features a native American village, a pioneer farm, a later turn of the century farm and a...
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Blank Park Zoo

Blank park is a small but modern and nice zoo having been completely renovated in 1986. it has exhibits on Australian and African animal along with a small aquarium area. Blank Park zoo is only open...
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Iowa State Historical Museum

Relatively small but interesting museum on the history of Iowa and its inhabitants. Mostly interesting if you live or were born here but worth a visit even if not. The museum can easily be covered...
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Iowa State Capitol

The Iowa State Capitol was finished in 1886 after 15 years of construction and sits on a small hill overlooking Des Moines. The Capitol features 5 gold leafed domes, the only one in the country and...
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John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park

The Des Moines Arts Center continues to collect - and commission - new work. The Sculpture Garden in particular has continued to expand. It's a lovely place with flowers, tree, hills, and water. If I...
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Jimma

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"You'll Dig Des Moines!"
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Bunsch

"Welcome to the capitol of a Purple State!"
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"A curious mix of qualities"
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"Ohh...... I live here."
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