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25 Perfect Fall Family Day Trips from Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

With fall upon us, we’re craving more than just a change of seasons. Sometimes, fresh scenery—even just for a day—can do wonders to reboot and re-energize the whole family. Whether fall in your house means an afternoon harvesting nature’s bounty at local farms, heading out for a hike, or staying close to home to explore a new-to-you corner of the City, we’ve got daycations sure to satisfy any mood. Read on for 25 picks sure to inspire your love of the season. Continue Reading…

Lost Island: Family-Friendly Water Park in Waterloo – dsm4kids.com

A water park is hard to beat on a hot summer day! With summer’s heat on the horizon, I’m re-living the fun my family had at Lost Island Water Park in Waterloo last summer. We hardly noticed the blazing July temps as we floated along the lazy river and enjoyed the waterslides and other thrill rides.  Lost Island offers all the fun of much larger water parks, with a solid family-friendly vibe and fun rides for all ages. It was also named the second-best outdoor water park in the country for 2017, according to a reader poll from a list of 20 possibilities in USA Today. Continue Reading…

Ways to Enjoy the Fall Foliage in Des Moines with your Family - dsm4kids.com

When it comes to finding spectacular fall colors, we know New England can’t be beat. But, there’s also plenty to see right here in good ol’ Central Iowa. From vibrant reds and oranges to brilliant golds and yellows, the season is just starting to peak. Here are four different ways to spend a day enjoying our wonderful fall scenery and have some special fall family fun. Continue Reading…