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Des Moines, IA is very business driven, and Forbes named it the eleventh "Best Place for Business" in 2006. Kaplan University, Des Moines campus, is located in suburban Des Moines. http://desmoines.kaplanuniversity.edu/Pages/Campus_Location.aspx

Des Moines, IA is very business driven, and Forbes named it the eleventh "Best Place for Business" in Kaplan University, Des Moines campus, is located in suburban Des Moines.

Iowa State Capitol, Des Moines, Iowa. Other FREE attractions: Des Moines Art Center and the State Historical Museum. Top free Iowa vacation activities:     http://www.midwestliving.com/travel/destination/iowa/best-midwest-free-attractions/

Gardens, art museums, historical sites, even the "Field of Dreams"--they're all free in Iowa.

America's Best Farmers' Markets - Since it began in 1976, the Des Moines market has grown from 15 vendors to more than 200, and now averages 18,000 visitors each Saturday.     Read more: Best Farmers Markets - Guide to Best Farmers Markets in America - Country Living

America's Best Farmers' Markets

Des Moines Farmers' Market named one of America's Best Farmers' Markets by Country Living magazine in

Iowa | Parade Launches Annual Iowa State Fair

(Des Moines) Iowa State Fair parade - I served on the board for the parade for 2 years. Volunteer coordinator for the 2011 & 2012 parade. It takes a couple hundred volunteers working behind the scenes to pull off Iowa's largest parade.

Americana Restaurant & Lounge, Des Moines, Iowa. Marty and I had our first date here (May 8, 2012).

Marty and I had our first date here (May

For anyone who misses winter in Iowa, here's a reminder of what we're missing lol

For anyone who misses winter in Iowa, here's a reminder of what we're missing.

Blank Park Zoo - Des Moines, IA Used to be called the Des Moines Children Zoo. Camp Fire Girls trip in the 1960's.

Blank Park Zoo - Des Moines, IA Used to be called the Des Moines Children Zoo. Camp Fire Girls trip in the

I drive across this Mile Long Bridge everyday going to work. Located in Polk City, IA, it stretches across Saylorville Lake. One of the biggest lakes in Iowa. The best time to take this drive is during Sunrise or Sunset. That's when you get some of the best views of the Lake.

The Mile Long Bridge located near Polk City, IA, it stretches across Saylorville Lake, one of the biggest lakes in Iowa. The best time to take this drive is during Sunrise or Sunset.

Historic East Village, downtown Des Moines, Iowa (nightlife, shopping, dining and living!)

Historic East Village, downtown Des Moines, Iowa (nightlife, shopping, dining and living!

Drake University  http://pinterest.com/drakeuniversity/

2012 Graduate Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa with B.A, Actuarial Science/Finance Joint Major

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