- The list below includes 78 free or cheap things to do in or near Madrid, Iowa, including 50 different types of inexpensive activities like Gardens, Parks, Movie Theaters and History Museums.
- From Iowa Arboretum to Perfect Games, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Madrid and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Des Moines, Ames, West Des Moines and Urbandale.
See the most recent film releases at the Carmike Cobblestone 9 Theater. Along with nine screens, the facility is equipped with 3D projection and concessions. They further offer discounted pricing on designated nights.
Offering hockey and figure skate rentals, Metro Ice Sports Arena hosts public skate sessions in its 87,000 square foot facility. The arena offers party packages that include pizza, skate rentals, and two hours of skating.
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.
Featuring the 6.5-acre McFarland Lake, McFarland Park provides 5.5 miles of trails suitable for hiking and biking. It can be used for fishing, picnicking, camping and exploring the woodland, tallgrass prairie and stream habitats located in the park.
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.
100% 1 votes
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.