- The list below includes 60 free or cheap things to do in or near West Des Moines, Iowa, including 52 different types of inexpensive activities like Mini Golf, Art Gallery, Bowling and Children's Play Area.
- From Raccoon River Park to West Grand Golf, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in West Des Moines and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Des Moines, Urbandale, Ankeny and Indianola.
The Escape - Des Moines Des Moines MoreLess Info
During 60-minute escape room experience, work together with friends to discover clues, solve puzzles, and escape before time runs out
Opened in 1997, West Grand Golf is a driving range and mini golf center that provides a number of amenities for the use of its golf enthusiast guests. The center also offers private lessons taught by a PGA Professional instructor.
6925 Mills Civic Pkwy, Unit 110, Jordan Creek Town Center, West Des Moines, IA 50266 MoreLess Info
Located indoors, Glow Golf provides visitors with a 54-hole miniature golf course with glow-in-the-dark obstacles. In addition to miniature golf, the center has a laser maze where kids can navigate through laser beams.
West Des Moines' Valley Junction is a regentrifying area that boasts fine boutiques, dining and entertainment. In clement weather, patrons enjoy strolling through the junction's tree-lined paths. Parking is available on the streets and in several affordable pay lots.
As an indoor entertainment center, Monkey Joe's is filled with wall to wall bounce houses and other inflatables for children to play on. The center has a separate play area for toddlers with age-appropriate inflatables.
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101 Jordan Creek Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50266 MoreLess Info
Part of the Cinemark theater chain, the Century 20 Jordan Creek is a movie theater multiplex that shows primarily first run Hollywood movies with fully digital video and sound. The theater offers a variety of concession options.
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100 Ashworth Road, West Des Moines, IA 50265 MoreLess Info
As a 36-lane bowling center, Val Lanes Recreation Center provides visitors with amenities like bumpers and automatic scoring for recreational bowling. During the summer, kids up to age 15 may bowl free.