- Our list of the best things to do in West Des Moines, Iowa, features the top 84 nearby activities — including 35 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- West Des Moines, IA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Entertainment & Shows, Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, and Amusement.
- The results below include the top 16 things to do within the city of West Des Moines, IA , followed by 68 popular activities in nearby cities, including Des Moines, Urbandale, Ankeny, Indianola, Altoona, Winterset, Madrid and Johnston
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
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.
Featuring productions from over 20 local wineries, Wines of Iowa is a wine shop specializing in only selling wines from the state of Iowa. The shop offers complimentary tastings to sample the multitude of wine varieties available.
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.
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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333 5th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50265 MoreLess Info
Established in 1994, the The Pointe Academy of Ballet & Contemporary Dance provides dance instruction for individuals of all skill levels and ages. Performance preparation, workshops, and fitness classes are among the many programs available at the academy.
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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.