West Des Moines Itinerary
Stop 1: Celebrate! Innovation Exhibition
Located north of Jordan Creek Mall, the Celebrate! Innovation Exhibition is an interactive exhibit that takes visitors through the history of innovation at DMACC's West Campus. Designed to inspire, the Celebrate! Innovation Exhibition stresses the importance of creative thinking and innovation. Through the use of exhibits and artifacts, digital video, large photos, diagrams, and story panels, the DMACC West Campus has been transformed into a place that preserves, displays and celebrates America's innovative spirit.
Stop 2: Smash Park
After the exhibit, head over to Smash Park. Considered to be Iowa's pickleball headquarters and boasting one of Iowa's largest patios, Smash Park is an experience you won't want to miss! If you're looking to grab a bite to eat and are a little on the adventurous side, we recommend trying the French Toast Melt (cherry smoked ham, asiago, mozzarella, fontina, tomato jam, savory french toast) or Chester's Waffle Sliders (flaming hot Cheeto waffles, red cabbage fennel slaw, fried chicken, bacon jam, boomin’ blue sauce). Smash Park also has activities running all day long, so once you're fueled up on food make sure to check out their assortment of yard games, arcade games, board games and pickleball courts!
Stop 3: Barn Town Brewing
The party doesn't have to stop after you finish your pickleball matches. Head to Barn Town Brewing for a post-victory (hopefully) pint! Barn Town Brewing offers a variety of taps that are sure to please anyone's palette. Sours, stouts, ales - Barn Town has it all!
Stop 4: Miss NiNi's Fine Desserts
Finish your day at Miss NiNi's Fine Desserts. This desserterie dishes out brownies, coffee cake, cookies, dessert breads, layer cakes, and most famously - cheesecake! Don't worry if you can't decide on a cheesecake flavor, they'll make you a sampler with creamy vanilla, peanut butter fudge, chocolate caramel chunk and Italian tiramisu cheesecake. Did we mention that Miss NiNi is a championship competitive dessert baker? One bite of any of these decadent desserts and you'll immediately see why!