- TripBuzz found 62 things to do with kids in or near West Des Moines, Iowa, including 52 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Des Moines, Urbandale, Altoona and Ankeny.
- From Monkey Joe's to West Grand Golf, the West Des Moines area offers 48 different types of family activities, including: Mini Golf, Bowling, Children's Play Area and Movie Theaters.
- Outdoor recreation and historic sights coexist to make West Des Moines a cultural and adventurous travel destination. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy archery, swimming, fishing, hiking trails and scenic parks, while history buffs can explore the nearby historic homes, landmarks and antique shops. The city is also home to modern retail shops and an array of dining options.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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.