Catch a traveling exhibit at the Science Center of Iowa. Fireworks at a baseball game on Friday nights. Spin on the ice at Brenton. Shop for edgy, locally-made t-shirts. And hidden gems. Catch live music. And stretch your legs on recreational trails. It's easy to "do" in Des Moines.
Des Moines attractions are ever changing. New exhibits and IMAX movies at Science Center of Iowa. New additions like an Australian Outback at Blank Park Zoo. Stand up paddling is now available at Gray's Lake throughout the summer. And you can hit the slopes at Sleepy Hollow throughout the winter.
If you think you know all there is to do in Des Moines. You might be surprised. The landscape of things to do is always growing. Whether you're looking for family fun. Or a getaway with girlfriends. A night on the town. Or a reunion destination. Greater Des Moines is the city to catch more.
For over 50 years, Knoxville Raceway has been entertaining people from around the globe with the most exciting open wheel and dirt track racing on the planet. From mid-April through September,
Live horse racing combined with over 2,000 slot machines, Prairie Meadows is the Midwest’s premier destination for fun. Try your luck at a thrilling game of blackjack or roulette. Or enjoy a
This 500-acre, open-air museum tells the story of Midwestern agriculture and rural life. Interpreters in period costumes recreate daily routines of early Iowans. Visit the 1700 Ioway Indian Village,
The Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, formerly known as the Des Moines Botanical Center, is an urban oasis dedicated to, “Exploring, explaining and celebrating the world of plants.” There are many
Academy of Wildlife Education is a one-of-a-kind wildlife education experience with daily family programs featuring live wildlife ambassadors. You are inches away from bears, wolves and cougar. A
Adventure Bay is Iowa's newest water park, and in 2012 Breaker Beach, Iowa's Largest Wave Pool, was added. Enjoy 20 water slides, including two 65-foot speed slides, as well as a 6,000 square foot
Adventureland Park has more than 100 rides, shows and attractions, including three great roller coasters. Rides for all ages are available, from mild to wet-and-wild. Shows throughout the park
Altoona Aquatic Park has a leisure pool, six-lane lap pool and a plunge pool along with two winding flume slides, a drop slide, a youth slide and a diving board.