Jul 03

Robert D. Ray Asian Gardens – Des Moines

Robert D. Ray Asian Gardens
The Robert D. Ray Asian Gardens is a fabulous freebie in Des Moines, Iowa.  Created by an endowment by the Chinese Cultural Center of America.  This small stunning riverside downtown garden is worth a stop.  It won’t take long.  The Chinese pagoda coupled with the Des Moines skyline is a visual treat.
Robert D. Ray Asian Gardens Entrance
Des Moines is a city full of surprises. The Robert D. Ray Asian Gardens like the sculptural garden were unexpected hits for us.  The Robert D. Ray Asian Gardens sits on the east bank of the Des Moines River on 1.7 acres.  It is small public garden that has a single path that goes from end to end.  Each part of the garden represents different positive character traits.  For example, the Path for Peace or the Bridge for Friendship.
The manicured paths, bonsai-like evergreens and other green perennials, the stonework and boulders all made this a nice Asian garden.  The large pagoda overlooking the river makes the Robert D. Ray Asian Gardens a nice visit.  We were in and out in just a handful of minutes, but it was a great scenic stop.  Fun to photograph.  What more could you ask for in a free visit.

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Des Moines Asian Gardens
Robert D. Ray Asian Gardens
Located on Robert D. Ray Dr. between University and Grand Ave, Des Moines, Iowa
Hours of Operation Open 24/7
Cost as of this Posting: Free
For more information visit their website at http://www.cccaiowa.org/files/riverfront.htm

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