Moving Companies in Des Moines, IA

Moving from Des Moines

Des Moines is the capital of Iowa and the most populous city in the state. And living there has probably been quite the adventure! But if the time has come to leave Des Moines for new opportunities, U-Pack® can help make your long-distance move easier. With a broad coverage area, we can deliver your things in just 4-6 business days!

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Fun Things to Do in Des Moines Before You Move

From art galleries and city parks to great recreational and shopping options, Des Moines has a lot to offer to residents and visitors alike. Whether you’ve lived here for a while or only a short time, why not reconnect with your city before you leave? Here are some of the top things to do in the city:

Visit an art museum

If you’re in the mood for some arts and culture, you’re in luck. Des Moines offers many arts-related venues. The Des Moines Art Center, the Ankeny Art Center, the Moberg Gallery, and the John & Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park, to name a few, are all located in the city. Each offers a different selection of artworks — and admission is free to all of them.

Take in a game

Are you a sports fan? Des Moines offers sports for every season. Professionally, Des Moines has minor league teams in several sports:

  • The Iowa Cubs baseball team (the Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs)
  • The Des Moines Buccaneers (of the United States Hockey League)
  • The Des Moines Menace soccer team (of the USL League Two)
  • The Iowa Wolves of the NBA’s G League (and an affiliate of the Minnesota Timberwolves)
  • The Iowa Barnstormers of the Indoor Football League
  • The Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League

The NCAA’s Drake Bulldogs compete in 14 Division I sports and also call the city home.

Let the kids play

If you have kids (or if you’re a kid at heart), there’s something for them in Des Moines, too! From connecting with nature at the Blank Park Zoo to wild theme park rides at Adventureland Park, or fun in the sun at the Altoona Aquatic Park, there are many opportunities for kids to let loose in the city!

Enjoy the great outdoors

The city’s parks system spans 4,000 acres and includes 75 separate parks. There are paved walking trails, cross-country biking and hiking trails, playgrounds, and many organized sporting events that take place in the city’s parks each year.

Go shopping

From local boutiques to major national retailers, Des Moines is a great shopping destination! Visit the Historic East Village to get your taste of some of the most eclectic retail shops and dining establishments in the city or opt for the more traditional retailers in the Merle Hay Mall or the Jordan Creek Town Center.


U-Pack Ankeny

1001 Se Lorenz Dr
Ankeny IA, 50021

(515) 964-8217

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