- TripBuzz found 78 things to do with kids in or near Madrid, Iowa, including 77 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Des Moines, Ames, Urbandale and West Des Moines.
- From Iowa Arboretum to Perfect Games, the Madrid area offers 47 different types of family activities, including: Gardens, Parks, Movie Theaters and Theaters.
Botanists and plant lovers flock to the Iowa Arboretum in Madrid. The Arboretum includes riots of colorful blossoms, unusual exotic plants, sculptured gardens, elegant creeping plants and plenty of other delights. This attraction is best visited in dry weather.
Perfect Games is a bowling alley and entertainment complex that features a variety of amenities. In addition to 24 lanes of bowling, the facility has a laser tag arena, a video game arcade, and a full service restaurant.
Come play in the snow at Seven Oaks Recreation in Boone, Iowa. Skiing, tubing, snowboarding, snow shoeing and a host of other exhilarating winter activities make a visit to Seven Oaks a great vacation idea. This destination also rents skis and snowboards.
Managed by the University of Iowa, Reiman Gardens is an extensive series of botanical gardens that includes a gigantic butterfly house. This attraction is open throughout the year and offers holiday exhibits in its warm greenhouses.
Run by a regional historical society, Boone County Historical Center provides visitors with historical and cultural information about the area. The center has exhibits with artifacts like fossils, Native American tools, taxidermy, and more.
Visitors learn about history and culture at the Mamie Doud Eisenhower Birthplace. The small home has been staged to reflect the lifestyle of Mamie and the venue is run by knowledgeable guides who know every detail about the items in the house.
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Iowa State Cyclones - Jack Trice Stadium is used primarily for college football and is the home field of the Iowa State Cyclones. The stadium holds approximately 55,000 and consists of double-decked bowed grandstands running the length of either sideline.