- 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
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See more than 1000 varieties of plants at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden Center in Iowa. The domed conservatory includes a tropical garden, desert garden and sculptures under one roof.
Along with public skating, lessons are offered at the Metro Ice Sports Facility. This includes basic lessons as well as lessons in figure skating technique. Other activities include hockey leagues and training camps.
An indoor training facility for baseball and softball players, Grand Slam USA offers a variety of clinics to help improve technique. Additionally, during Christmas, summer and spring break, special camps are also scheduled.
The growth and development of Iowa is displayed through numerous exhibits at the State Historical Museum. Historic artifacts and documents show many stories of the people of Iowa along side the natural history of the region.
Courage League Sports is a recreational sports center dedicated for individuals who are facing a physical or mental hardship. Programs at the center include fitness classes, yoga instruction, and numerous sports classes.
A gymnastics and tumbling academy with philosophical and spiritual roots in Christian faith, the Sapphire Gymnastics Academy focuses on inspiring confidence and self-assuredness in students. The facility offers classes for all ages and ability levels.