Best Selfie Spots in Des Moines


mural in des moinesLooking to capture the essence of Des Moines, Iowa, in a single frame? Look no further! From the picturesque sculpture park to vibrant street art, Des Moines offers a myriad of captivating backdrops for picture-perfect selfies.

Whether you’re a local seeking fresh inspiration for your profile pic or a fun shot of your kiddos, we’ve curated a list of the top selfie spots in Des Moines that are sure to elevate your social media game. Get ready to strike a pose and discover the metro’s most photogenic locations!

Cheers from Des Moines Mural

514 Walnut Street, Des Moines – Exile Brewing
Part of “Des Moines Walls Project” the mural was painted by Ben Schuh and highlights some of Des Moines’ most famous landmarks. Stop inside Exile for a burger and a drink while you’re there! 

Pappajohn Sculpture Park, Des Moines

Pappajohn Sculpture Park

1330 Grand Ave, Des Moines
From the infamous LOVE sculpture to the more intriguing Nomad, you are bound to find a fun spot to take selfies here. Open dawn to dusk with over 30 sculptures to pose with.
*Pro-tip: Audio tours are available online to learn more about the art in the park.

Kind is Cool Mural

222 E. 3rd Street in Des Moines – Project7 Design
This “cool” spot is a great photo op for kids and adults alike! *Pro-tip: Swing across the street to Molly’s Cupcakes for a sweet treat and another fun photo on their counter swings.*

Monarca Gourmet Paletas

9901 University Ave Suite 150, Clive
This unique handcrafted ice cream shop doesn’t just serve up delicious treats, but also Instagram-worthy walls and murals for the perfect pose.

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Rose Farm

7197 43rd Ave, Norwalk
Open to the public (hours varying by season), you can take a quick sabbatical from your everyday life at Rose Farm in Norwalk. Use the beautiful setting for the perfect selfie, including the greenhouse, that has been featured in several national publications.

Selfie WRLD Iowa

1551 Valley W Dr, West Des Moines, Valley West Mall
If you are looking to up your selfie game there is no better place to do it than a selfie museum! Enjoy multiple interactive art installations created specifically for your social feed.

Greater Des Moines Botanical Gardens Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

909 Robert D. Ray Dr, Des Moines
Plant lovers will adore all of the live plant photo ops indoors and throughout the outdoor garden. Admission (non-members) is $12 for adults and $9 for children.


What’s your favorite place to take selfies in Des Moines?



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