Introduction to Des Moines, Washington
Des Moines, Washington, in King County, is 4 miles W of Kent, Washington (center to center) and 14 miles S of Seattle, Washington. The city is in the Seattle - Bellevue - Everett area. There are 29,267 residents in Des Moines.
Des Moines History
The Duwamish and Muckleshoot Indian tribes used the area, now known as Des Moines, for fishing purposes. Europeans first visited this place on May 26, 1792. John Moore, who visited the area around 1867, was the first known settler of Des Moines. Des Moines City Improvement Company platted the land in 1889. In fact, the city was named after the company. The Brick Highway was constructed in May 1916. Des Moines was incorporated on June 17, 1959.
Des Moines and nearby Attractions
- Saltwater State Park
- Des Moines Historical Society Museum
- Des Moines Beach Park
- Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden
- Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium
- Renton History Museum
Things To Do In Des Moines
Des Moines Beach Park and Saltwater State Park are worth visiting when you are in the city. You can also visit Normandy Village and Des Moines Historical Society Museum. The Museum of Flight and Enchanted Village and Wild Waves are also close to the city. The City of Des Moines also organizes a number of recreational events and festivals throughout the year.
Des Moines Transportation
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is close to the city.
Des Moines Higher Education
Highline Community College is the local college. Other colleges and universities near Des Moines are Seattle Community College-South Campus, Seattle University, and Renton Technical College.