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Drake Univerity

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Founded in 1881 in the city of Des Moines, Iowa, today Drake University is an important private institution with around 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students studying in its many programs, including professional programs in law (one of the 25 oldest in the country) and pharmacy. The University is named after Francis Marion Drake, a Union General in the Civil War, cattle driver, and all around adventurer. The sprawling 150-acre campus, located just 10 minutes from downtown Des Moines, displays a mix of modern and historic architecture. Besides football, Drake University students participate in NCAA Division I athletics in the Missouri Valley Conference.

Accommodation nearby the University includes the Days Inn West Des Moines, the Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, the Comfort Inn Des Moines, and the Des Moines-Days Inn Merle Hay. Drake University is close to many exciting attractions like Brenton Skating Plaza, the Science Center of Iowa, Principal Park, the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines, the East Village, the Historical Building, and the State Capitol.

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Nearby Attractions and Landmarks:

Baker Communications Inc
Ballet Theatre of Des Moines
Brenton Skating Plaza
Civic Center of Greater Des Moines
Des Moines Art Center
Des Moines Botanical Center
Des Moines International Airport
Des Moines Playhouse
Des Moines Public Library
Des Moines Symphony
Drake Univerity
EMC Insurance Co.
Firestone Agricultural Tire
Fort Des Moines Museum & Education Center
Funny Bone Comedy Club
Grand View College
Great Ape Trust
ING Life Insurance & Annuity Co
Iowa Events Center
Iowa Health System
Iowa State Fairgrounds Racetrack
Iowa State of Historical Building
Jordan House Museum
Mercy Medical Center
Meredith Corporation
Mid American Energy Co.
Polk County Convention Complex
Principal Financial Group
Ruan Transportation
Salisbury House
Science Center of Iowa and Blank IMAX Dome Theater
State Historical Museum
State Historical Museum
Temple For Performing Arts
Terrace Hill Foundation
University of Iowa School
Wallace House Museum
Wellmark/Blue Cross Blue Shield of Iowa
Wells Fargo Bank
World Food Prize Foundation