The region features soft rolling hills, wide and shallow valleys and a very agricultural landscape.
The region has 3 major rivers. The Des Moines, Raccoon and Skunk.
Other than Des Moines, the region contains numerous medium sized towns and smaller towns. The area is littered with history as well.
Major cities include Des Moines, Ames, Marshalltown, Newton, Pella and Oskaloosa.