Experience the great outdoors of Iowa by taking a trip to the adventurer’s hotspot Des Moines. There’s plenty to do outside the capital of Iowa, especially in its many nature reserves. One great location for outdoor activity is Wapsipinicon State Park, which Fodor named as one of the top locations for spring hikes. Then there’s Ledges State Park, where sandstone ledges rise more than 100 feet around Pea’s Creek, making it a scenic hike to experience. Start your adventure near Des Moines by glamping in one of these unique vacation rentals below. Immersed in Iowa’s wilderness, these rentals ensure you make memories at home when not out exploring the outdoors.