- 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
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.
The Izaak Walton Club House houses a conservation organization the offers members a chance to participate in a variety of recreational activities. The clubhouse features rifle and archery ranges along with a pond.
Featuring exhibits detailing the history of railroading from the Civil War until present day, Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad and James H. Andrew Railroad Museum displays railroad photographs and video footage. The museum also organizes train rides from the depot.
Motorsport fans come to the Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa for hours of hi-octane, adrenaline-fueled fun. The Raceway hosts a variety of races, monster truck rallies, demolition derbies and concerts.
Small and large groups, as well as private parties, are comfortably accommodated at Cardinal Lanes, which features 20 lanes and offers everything from bumper bowling to Disco bowling with music and colorful lights in the dark.
Experience truly fresh dairy products at the Maytag Dairy Farm in Newton, Iowa. The farm's flagship product is Maytag Bleu Cheese, which is sold throughout the United States and is one of the finest cheeses produced in the country.
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3300 South 24th Ave East, Newton, IA 50208 MoreLess Info
Providing real NASCAR cars, Richard Petty Driving Experience allows visitors to race 50 laps on a speedway. The crew provides special training first before letting the visitor take the car out for a ride.