Robert D. Ray Asian Garden – Des Moines, Iowa - Atlas Obscura

Robert D. Ray Asian Garden

Dedicated to the humanitarian efforts of the state's former governor.  

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Constructed as a monument to former Iowa Governor Robert D Ray’s humanitarian work, leading the charge to bring many Laotian Tai Dam refugees to Iowa and sending aid to Cambodia. The garden forms part of the Des Moines River walkway. The site contains many statues, memorials, and a large pavilion surrounded by gardens.

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