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      The Iowa Department for the Blind is located at the southwest corner of Watson Powell Jr. Parkway and Fourth Street in downtown Des Moines.  We are just two blocks south of Hy-Vee Hall and Wells Fargo Arena. 

      I235 Directions   

      Traveling east on I235, take exit 8A (labeled "Downtown Des Moines" exit).  Continue east on the exit to 5th Street. Turn south on 5th Street to Watson Powell Jr. Parkway.  Turn east and continue 1 block to 4th Street.  The Department will be on your right.

      Traveling west on I235, take exit 8A (labeled "Downtown Des Moines" exit).  Veer into the far right lane and take the 3rd Street ramp. Traveling south on 3rd Street, turn west on Watson Powell Jr. Parkway.  Go west 1 block to 4th Street.  The Department will be on your left.

      Parking

      Metered parking is available on both Watson Powell Jr. Parkway and Fourth Street.  A parking ramp is located at the southeast corner of Watson Powell Jr. Parkway and 5th Street.

      Map of Downtown Des Moines

      The red star on the map below represents the location of the Iowa Department for the Blind.

      Image of a downtown Des Moines map with a red star showing the location of the Iowa Department for the Blind's office.