Maquoketa Caves: Iowa’s Best Kept Secret - dsm4kids.com

Maquoketa Caves: Iowa’s Best Kept Secret

By Natalie Maughan Maquoketa Caves is a vast cavern of nature’s best playground found 40 minutes from Dubuque in eastern Iowa. This place is perfect for young toddlers as well as high school kids. My husband and I recently took our kids to the caves for three days of “spelunking”. We’d never been but it has been near the top of my “to do” list for quite some time now. It was totally worth the drive and we can’t wait to go back again next year.

2017 Veteran’s Day Events in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

2017 Veteran’s Day Events in Des Moines

Veteran’s Day gives us an opportunity to say thank you to all the men and women who have fought to protect America’s freedom! And, if you are a veteran, you can enjoy discounts at a few local attractions, in Des Moines. Read on for a few of our favorite ways for the whole family to celebrate our country, city, history and American heroes this Veteran’s Day in Des Moines.

13 Ways to Celebrate Halloween With Your Kids on October 31st in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

13 Ways to Celebrate Halloween With Your Kids on October 31st in Des Moines

Since we trick-or-treat on Beggar’s Night in Des Moines, the actual holiday of Halloween on October 31st, can seem like a bit of a letdown.   However, there is more to Halloween than just trick-or-treating and there’s a lot of ways to enjoy this frightfully fun day with your kids.  So, if you’re excited to celebrate on the actual Halloween holiday, here are 13 ways to celebrate Halloween with your kids on October 31st.

2017 – Halloween Costume Shops 4 Kids in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

2017 – Halloween Costume Shops 4 Kids in Des Moines

Halloween is just around the corner and now is the time to pull together some costumes for the kids. Of course, you can go to a box store or order costumes on-line, but why not make this year a Halloween to remember and make the search for the perfect costume an adventure? Visit one of these local costume shops and you’re sure to make a lasting impression! Here’s 11+ costume shops for kids in Des Moines.

2017 Haunted House Fun in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

2017 Haunted House Fun in Des Moines

By Allen Huffman October can be a frightening time of year as pumpkin spice invades every drink and beverage around. For those looking for something a bit less spicy (and more kid friendly), Des Moines has a few haunted house attractions that will probably only traumatize your children just a little…