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August 2019: Des Moines Kid n’ Play List

August 2019: Des Moines Kid n’ Play List

Though August signals the closing of pools and the return to school, there are so many event happenings in Central...

Best Shave Ice Spots in Des Moines

Best Shave Ice Spots in Des Moines

As the summer temps go up, a sweet cold treat always hits the spot. Next time you’re looking for something...

5 Reasons You Don’t Want to Miss the Iowa State Fair

5 Reasons You Don’t Want to Miss the Iowa State Fair

Animals! Concerts! Thrill rides! Funnel cakes! Corn dogs! You know what that means!?  It’s almost time for the Iowa State...

Pappajohn Sculpture Park is Celebrating its 10th Anniversary!

Pappajohn Sculpture Park is Celebrating its 10th Anniversary!

I bet if I took a poll of the top places to visit in Des Moines, the John and Mary...

15 Cheap Ways to Beat the Heat with Kids in Des Moines

15 Cheap Ways to Beat the Heat with Kids in Des Moines

Summer can be a mixed blessing. On the upside, more sunny days for the kids and lots of outdoor activities....

7 Tips for Camping with Kids

7 Tips for Camping with Kids

In the mood to get away and enjoy the great outdoors? Camping can be a fun inexpensive summer getaway, but...

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Things to do in Greenwood/Ashworth Park with Des Moines Kids

Things to do in Greenwood/Ashworth Park with Des Moines Kids

Greenwood Park was designated as Des Moines’ first park in 1894. Ashworth Park opened in 1924, with Ashworth Pool opening...

Exploring the Des Moines Art Center with Kids

Exploring the Des Moines Art Center with Kids

If you’re lucky enough to have a world-class art museum right in your hometown…why shouldn’t your whole family take advantage,...

Best Patio Dining 4 Families In DSM

Best Patio Dining 4 Families In DSM

Warmer weather has finally arrived in Des Moines, which means we’re requesting outside seating at our favorite restaurants. Nothing says...

2019: FREE Summer Outdoor Movie Nights in Des Moines

2019: FREE Summer Outdoor Movie Nights in Des Moines

And… action! As summer kicks off, a familiar annual scene is playing out at locations throughout the Des Moines area: the...

2019: Family Friendly Outdoor Summer Concerts in Des Moines

2019: Family Friendly Outdoor Summer Concerts in Des Moines

Even though a lot of the outdoor music concerts in Des Moines are geared more to adults, there are lots...

2019: Your Daily Guide to Farmers’ Markets in Des Moines

2019: Your Daily Guide to Farmers’ Markets in Des Moines

Now that spring is here and summer is fast approaching, the local farmers’ markets are setting up their tents and...