- 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.
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7700 Northwest Beaver Drive, Johnston, IA 50131 MoreLess Info
Celebrate the sacrifice that men and women in the service gave our country at the Iowa Gold Start Museum. Learn about the history of the 'Gold Star Mothers' and the history of those who had a tremendous impact on our nation.
Offering varying slates of activities in summer and winter, Sleepy Hollow Sports Park is a large outdoor recreational facility. Summer visitors might enjoy sand volleyball, a climbing wall, or batting cages, while winter visitors might ski or sled.
The Springwood 9 Theaters, also known as Fridley Theaters, offers guests the chance to enjoy first-run movies. The location offers both 2D and Real3D viewing experiences and guests can also host birthday parties at this location.
The Ankeny Community Theatre hosts seasonal theatrical performances throughout the year. Not only does the theatre company offer community members the chance to get involved in the productions, but it also hosts summer camps.
RaceAway Hospitality is a fan-run, national race-day organizer for passionate NASCAR fans. Fan experience packages include accommodations, chartered transport to the track, tickets, and food and beverages in the Hospitality Village. All ages are welcome and pit-passes are often available.
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1220 NW Prairie Ridge Drive, Ankeny, IA 50023 MoreLess Info
Prairie Ridge Aquatic Center is a water-based amusement center that features a pair of giant water slides, a kiddie slide, and a variety of other water games and attractions. The facility also offers open swimming.