Fall in Des Moines
Find apple orchards, fall foliage along hundreds of miles of trails, pumpkin patches and hayrides in Greater Des Moines! Spend the morning browsing the Downtown Farmers’ Market and the afternoon sipping a local fall-inspired beer before sampling seasonal dishes from top notch chefs. Looking for the perfect pumpkin? Geisler Farms and Center Grove Orchard not only have stellar squash, but visitors can enjoy corn mazes, U-pick apples and food vendors featuring the flavors of fall.
Experience the colors of fall at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden or walk the Iowa Arboretum. Billing itself as a “Library of Living Plants,” you’ll stroll through hundreds of species of trees, shrubs and flowers in a tranquil, 40-acre scenic fall setting.
Whether you are looking for apple pie, pumpkin beer or an orchard adventure, there’s no shortage of fall things to do in Des Moines!
Feel like a kid again. Spend a weekend enjoying Geisler Farms through October 29th. Navigate your way through the 10-acre corn maze. (That’s big enough to fit 7.5 football fields inside of it.) When finished, enjoy 20 other activities including the Big Slide, Jump Pad, rubber duck races, pedal karts, trikes, tractor tire swing, hamster rolls, and yard games. An ADA wagon offers rides, weather permitting. Going with a group of 10 or more? Reserve one of three fire pits to roast s’mores. Enjoy homemade pumpkin bars and other snacks inside the Red Shed. Pick from hundreds of pumpkins at the pumpkin patch. Before you go, snap a picture next to the area’s biggest pumpkin. Standing eight feet tall, it’s hard to miss!
LOCATIONGrowing Family Fun at Geisler Farms
5251 NE 94th Avenue
Bondurant, IA 50035
HOURS OF OPERATION:Weekends: September 2 - October 29
Saturdays 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sundays 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Fridays in October 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.
|Corn Maze, Fun Zone & Wagon Ride||$8.00|
|Group Fire Pit Visit||$8.00|
|Fun Zone & Wagon Ride||$5.00|
Children ages 2 and younger admitted free.
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