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Des Moines, capital of Iowa, is in the western region of the American Midwest.

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  1. Actor Brandon Routh,famous for playing Superman in “Superman Returns”, was born in the greater Des Moines area.
  2. Des Moines is known for being the home of the Iowa State Fair.
  3. The Pappajohn Sculpture Park at the Des Moines Art Center features 25 sculptures from 19 different artists worth an estimated $40 million.
  4. Des Moines was originally named Fort Raccoon.
  5. Des Moines’ Blank Park Zoo welcomed its third red panda, Razz, in 2012.

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