Catch roller coasters at Adventureland. Horseback riding at Jester Park. Catch the learning bug at the State Historical Museum of Iowa. And free tours at the State Capitol. Catch a free ticket (if you're a K-12 Iowa student) to the Iowa Hall of Pride. Or a fiery experiment at Science Center of Iowa. Des Moines is memories and family time. Where it's easy to catch more. To remember more.
Centrally located in Downtown Des Moines, the Science Center of Iowa features hands-on exhibits, special-format theaters and unique programming to encourage learning and fun for all ages! With live
Living History Farms is an interactive outdoor history museum which educates, entertains and connects people to Midwestern rural life experiences. Touch, play and engage at our working farm sites:
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
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.
Ape Cognition & Conservation Initiative is dedicated to understanding the basic processes of learning in the family of primates. ACCI is home to 5 bonobos, a rare and endangered species with fewer
Bike sharing is an alternative transportation option that uses bicycles for trips that are too far to walk, but too short to drive. You can use a B-cycle to run an errand, grab lunch, travel from the
While you'll find a huge selection of outdoor gear, Bass Pro Shops stores are also part museum, art gallery, antique store, aquarium, education, conservation and entertainment center. Using more than