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Things To Do in Des Moines with Kids

Looking for something fun to do with your kids in Des Moines? Check out our suggestions for a guaranteed good time. From the Blank Park Zoo to Adventureland to shopping and sports, Des Moines has your family covered in the FUN Department!

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Local Attractions

Hobby Shops 4 Des Moines Kids

DSM Teen Bucket List

Tips 4 a Family Fun Day at the Iowa Hall of Pride

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10 Animal Adventures 4 Kids in Des Moines

Tips 4 Taking Kids to an Art Festival this Summer in Des Moines

7 Places to Play Mini Golf in Des Moines

Tips 4 a Family Fun Day at Living History Farms

Tips 4 a Family Fun Day at Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

Places to Enjoy Old School Arcade Games with Kids in Des Moines

Tips 4 a Family Fun Day at The World Food Prize Hall of Laureates

Tips 4 Family Fun Touring the Iowa State Capitol

Night Out at MB2 Raceway

Tips 4 a Family Fun Day at Big Creek Lake & Beach

Roll Into Family Fun at Roller Rinks in Des Moines

Nature’s Beauty on Display at 12 Central Iowa Gardens

Indoor Activities

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25 Rainy Day Boredom Busters

2018 Best Indoor Playgrounds in Des Moines

Stay Active this Winter with Fun Indoor Activities

Rainy Day Fun in Des Moines

Hop To It! Bounce House Play Spaces and Trampoline Parks in Des Moines

Play Date: Tot Lot in Waukee

Lights, Camera, Action! A Family Visit to the New Cinemark Altoona and XD Movie Theatre

Family Movie Night

3 Nail Salons 4 A Mommy & Me Mani in Des Moines

Outdoor Activities

Go on a Wildflower Hunt with Your Kids in Central Iowa

Ways to Enjoy the Fall Foliage in Des Moines with your Family

Say cheese! 5 Des Moines Landmarks 4 Fun Family Photo Ops

Sargent Park is a Hit on Hot Summer Days

Camp Mom (or Dad): 10 Summer Activities To Do With Your Kids

9 Parks 4 a Spring Walk in Des Moines

5 Fun Spots 4 a Park Playdate in Des Moines

Geocaching in Des Moines

Travel & Day Trips

5 Des Moines Neighborhoods That Make Supporting Small Business Saturday Easy

Maquoketa Caves: Iowa’s Best Kept Secret

Day Trip to Beaverdale

American Gothic House and Visitor Center

Day Trip to Valley Junction

Tips 4 a Family Fun Day at Reiman Gardens

Day Trip to the Shops at Roosevelt

Tips 4 a Family Fun Weekend at Honey Creek Resort

10 Children’s Museums in (or Near) Iowa

Day Trip to the East Village

High-Flying Adventures 4 Kids in Des Moines

Tips 4 a Family Fun Day at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library & Museum

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