About Des Moines
The city of Des Moines offers a rich selection of local dining and entertainment options to take advantage of during your free time. There are many casual to fine dining options located within walking distance of the Holiday Inn Express at Drake or on the bus routes that pass close by both hotels.
DART route 60 travels in a loop that includes Drake University, the Holiday Inn Downtown, several downtown restaurants, and sites such as the Pappajohn Sculpture Park. Use the DART Trip Planner below or Google Maps to find the best route to your restaurant or destination of choice.
If you are interested in other activities going on the days of the conference, you can find a detailed listing here.