What’s the best way to experience the outdoors of Des Moines in one weekend? With such a vibrant natural scene, it’s safe to say the city offers a variety of ways. However, one of the coolest ways to experience Des Moines outdoors is by exploring a few of its many state parks. There’s Backbone State Park and its 21 miles of hiking trails and 85-acre lake. Maquoketa Caves State Park is also a unique location due to it housing dozens of caves, including Dugout Cave and its 1,100-foot-long trail. You also can’t go wrong with kayaking through the Mississippi River in Pikes Peak. To start your glamping adventure this weekend, stay in one of these unique rentals below.