- TripBuzz found 62 things to do with kids in or near Urbandale, Iowa, including 51 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Des Moines, West Des Moines, Altoona and Ankeny.
- From Metro Ice Sports Arena to Sapphire Gymnastics Academy, the Urbandale area offers 49 different types of family activities, including: Movie Theaters, Gymnastics, Parks and Historic Sites.
- Featuring over 850 acres of parkland and thirty miles of scenic hiking and walking trails, the city of Urbandale is an outdoor lovers dream. Visitors can enjoy outdoor splendor mixed with history when visiting the city's Living History Farms. The city is also home to the Des Moines Buccaneers hockey team, who play at the local Buccaneer arena, a must see for any sports fan.
Located on the banks of Lake Ahquabi, Indianola's Lake Ahquabi State Park is a popular destination for camping, swimming, boating and picnicking. It has a beach shelter and tent campsites, but is closed during the winter.
The tiny Birthplace of John Wayne is located in Winterset, Iowa. The cottage where the actor was born is now a museum in his honor. This is an excellent attraction for Wayne fans and anyone with an interest in classic American westerns.
Perfect Games is a bowling alley and entertainment complex that features a variety of amenities. In addition to 24 lanes of bowling, the facility has a laser tag arena, a video game arcade, and a full service restaurant.
Even though the Ames Dog Park is open to the public all dogs must obtain a facility use permit to show that they have an up-to-date rabies vaccination and their owners have signed a liability waiver. Within the dog park, there is a walking path and drinking fountains.
Managed by the University of Iowa, Reiman Gardens is an extensive series of botanical gardens that includes a gigantic butterfly house. This attraction is open throughout the year and offers holiday exhibits in its warm greenhouses.
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Iowa State Cyclones - Jack Trice Stadium is used primarily for college football and is the home field of the Iowa State Cyclones. The stadium holds approximately 55,000 and consists of double-decked bowed grandstands running the length of either sideline.