The East Village of Des Moines is a great place to walk around with kids. We started with a tour at the Iowa State Capitol, had lunch at Zombie Burger, picked up popcorn at Almost Famous and played at Whitmer Park. In total, our walk was 1.4 miles.
Zombie Burger is very kid-friendly and everyone liked their food. We checked in on the Yelp waitlist and by the time we walked there from the capitol our table was ready.
My kids love Almost Famous popcorn, with Czech Mix being their favorite. We also picked up Poppin' Down the Bunny Trail today, which they also enjoyed.