In Iowa’s capital city, there’s something for everyone. And at Shofur, we have a bus for everyone. No matter if you’re planning a field trip for local students or you’re orchestrating a large festival in the city, there is a strong case to be made for reliable transportation that won’t give you an added headache.
While you’re busy planning Des Moines travel itineraries, get the easy part out of the way first—call us at 1-800-436-8719 when you can. Our booking agents are available 24/7 to chat about your transportation needs, and they can provide you with a quote within minutes so you can get on with your day. Once you have a bus booked, everything can much more easily fall into place.
Experience the Arts in Des Moines
Artsy activities can delight a variety of groups visiting Des Moines. College classes and church groups would do well traveling in the 44-passenger mini bus, a vehicle boasting luxurious leather seating options and panoramic windows perfect for sightseeing as you ride from one point of interest to another.
Specifically, students of all ages will marvel at the gold-domed Iowa State Capitol building in the East Village area. This area also features beautiful 19th- and early 20th-century landmarks—history lessons await at every corner! And if you have millennials onboard for a bachelorette party, the Downtown Farmer’s Market is a great choice. Passengers can leave their shopping finds and valuables inside the 25-passenger mini bus’s overhead storage so they can enjoy the live music often happening at the market.
As if these cultural sights weren’t enough, Des Moines still has more art spectacles to offer visitors. We recommend that business travelers and pleasure seekers explore the Des Moines Art Center, where contemporary collections invite renewed perspectives, and the Pappajohn Sculpture Park begs for photos. Luckily, many of the buses we charter can come outfitted with personal power outlets under the seats and free wireless internet—which means phone charging and social network updating are simple tasks when traveling to and from this artful destination.
Stress-Free Travel Made Simple
Since when did traveling become so stressful? At Shofur, we work every day to alleviate the pressure that comes with planning a trip, especially when that trip is supposed to be full of fun. That’s why we make it easy to book a bus. All you need to do is call us at 1-800-436-8719 any day, at any time, and we will discuss your Des Moines travel plans with you. This way, we can learn more about your goals so your transportation can best serve you.
Travel agents and school officials alike choose Shofur for group transportation in Des Moines because our network of drivers is completely reliable, and the vehicles we rent out are of impeccable quality. Our Shofurs have logged more than 5,000 miles on the road, and to this day, there have still been zero reported accidents. What that means for you, the organizer, is that you can sleep soundly at night knowing you chose a safe ride for your precious cargo.
Adventure in Des Moines and Beyond
During longer stays in Des Moines, visitors may start to feel antsy. Perhaps you have family coming to town for your wedding, or you’re organizing a conference that lasts a week. Giving guests options is a smart move, ensuring they will never get bored. And luckily, Des Moines is within driving distance to various interesting destinations.
Road trips are supposed to be lighthearted and fun, and when you book a comfortable charter bus equipped with exciting LED interior lighting and entertainment options, your riders will learn to love the journey. They may even like it so much, they never get off the bus when they arrive! (Just kidding. Kind of.)
Try showing your group what simpler times look like with a 40-mile drive to Pella, a Dutch town that oozes quaintness. A stroll down Main Street will delight minimalists, and the authentic, fully-functional 1850’s-style windmill at the center of town will be an interesting focal point. Ample storage space on the 56-passenger bus will allow riders to store goodies purchased safely as they continue to walk around this cute town. And reclining seats will be a sweet treat to look forward to on the ride back to Des Moines.
Another fascinating day trip from Iowa is the Grotto of Redemption in West Bend. Situated about 2.5 hours from the capital city, the Grotto of Redemption features the largest man-made collection of minerals, fossils, and petrifications in a single location. It looks like a funky, religious castle and is sometimes referred to as the 8th Wonder of the World. So if you’ve got curious adventurers in your group, this site is a must.
If you’re ready to make your Des Moines trip one for the books, speak with an agent today to see how a charter bus or mini bus can make the journey half the fun.