- 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
Glowgolf Jordan Creek Town Center, 6925 Mills Civic Parkway #120, West Des Moines, IA MoreLess Info
Luminescent golf balls, lit-up putters, neon obstacles, and incandescent walls illume players negotiating tricky glow-themed landscapes
Learn about the cultural and historical development of Urbandale, Iowa at Living History Farms. Children and adults tour homes, experience a one-room schoolhouse, explore early farming techniques and enjoy interacting with costumed staff.
At Fleur Cinema & Cafe, visitors can watch a mix of independent, foreign, and blockbuster flicks in digital projection. In addition to movie theater popcorn, the concession stand offers alcoholic beverages and coffee to take into the theater.
Located in a historic brick building, Kum & Go Theater - Des Moines showcases performances from various theater companies and entertainers in the area. These performances range from Broadway musicals to burlesque.
25% 4 votes
2701 Douglas Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50310 MoreLess Info
Plaza Lanes Family Fun Center is a bowling alley that also features outdoor volleyball courts and offers league play for both sports. They offer laser bowling, tournaments and they have an attached bar and grill.
77% 431 votes
401 W Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, Des Moines, IA 50309 MoreLess Info
Science Center of Iowa includes a science museum and IMAX dome theater. Admission includes hands-on science experiments, as well as live demonstrations and programs about everything from chemistry to astronomy.
The Downtown Farmers Market is open rain or shine from May through October. There are roughly 300 family farmers, artists, bakers, and crafters from around the state who participate in the large open-air market.
Celebrating the accomplishment of past, present, and future Iowans, the Iowa Hall of Pride is a nice ode to the state's residents. See local art, sculptures, videos, pictures, and written works from the state's most accomplished residents.
86% 7 votes
Science Center of Iowa, 401 W Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, Des Moines, IA 50309 MoreLess Info
The Blank IMAX Dome Theater is an IMAX movie theater that is situated within the Science Center of Iowa. The theater has seats that are angled at 35 degrees so that every seat in the theater faces the screen.
67% 9 votes
221 Walnut Street, Des Moines, IA 50309 MoreLess Info
A cultural center for the city of Des Moines, the Des Moines Performing Arts â€' Civic Center hosts an array of arts productions, including dance, theater, and others. The Civic Center also hosts educational events.