You're bound to have an interesting experience with a trip to Drake University.
Des Moines, the state capital, is happy to be known as its home.
You will have 2 possible accommodations to consider nearby. The Holiday Inn Express Des Moines and Holiday Inn Express & Suites Des Moines Downtown are situated within 2 miles (3 kilometers) of Drake University.
If you believe that travel is more about experiencing different cultures than sleeping in swanky hotels, have a look at the inexpensive accommodations that are a short drive away. You'll find the Comfort Inn & Suites Event Center and the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center Des Moines a short drive away.
There is nothing better than walking around a new place to develop your appetite. After going to Drake University, replenish your energy levels just a short walk away, at Quad Creek Café. If you've worked up a real appetite, Spike's Spot is also nearby, and is an exceptional place for dinner. Why not end the day by toasting your traveling companions? Make your way to Haiku, also a quick walk away, and call for a round.