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Elk Horn
The Danish Windmill Museum is for all people interested in Denmark, Danish Customs, Scandinavian traditions and, of course, windmills. Elk Horn's Danish Windmill is America's only authentic working Danish Windmill. The Mill, originally built in Nor...
Panora
The Guthrie County Historical Village, located on a beautiful 4-acre complex near the Middle Raccoon River and old Lenon Mill Park on the southwest side of Panora, Iowa, features ten buildings and numerous exhibits that explore the history of Guthrie...
Harlan
Welcome to the Shelby County Historical Museum, located at the corner of Pine Street and Morse Avenue in Harlan. Opened in 1975 as a Bicentennial project, the facility has grown to four buildings including the Leland and McIntosh Log Cabins.
Storm Lake
Situated on the shores of Storm Lake, King\'s Pointe Waterpark offers indoor and outdoor entertainment for all ages. Multiple waterslides, water playgrounds, water channels and lap lanes and much, much more allow everyone to have a great time.
Boone
The Iowa Railroad Historical Society is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization which is dedicated to the preservation of, and educating the public about, the history of Iowa's railroads. Enjoy learning about the history of railroading at the ...
Iowa Arboretum
(51 Miles)
Madrid
A visit to the Iowa Arboretum's 378-acre facility located in scenic Boone County is an experience you won't want to miss. This site offers 40 acres developed as a 'Library of Living Plants' showcasing hundreds of species of trees, shrubs and flowers....
Greenfield
The Iowa Aviation Museum celebrates Iowa's remarkable aviation heritage, from the state's first recorded flight in 1910 to its native sons and daughters exploring the universe. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to d...
Perfect Games
(59 Miles)
Ames
24 Lanes of Bowling, two-story Laser Tag arena, Huge Arcade, Bounce House. Full service Kingpin Pizza Restaurant. Party Reservations and great package deals. Make us your one-stop-shop for your birthday party!
Grimes
Their patented style of fun with trampoline covered floors and walls provided high level angular bounces kids can't get enough of. Session types include open jump, 3D Dodgeball and SkyRobics fitness classes.
Cherokee
The Sanford Museum offers a variety of educational programs for groups on subjects including Astronomy, Geology, History, Natural History, and Prehistory.
The Insect Zoo
(61 Miles)
Ames
The Insect Zoo in Iowa State University\'s Department of Entomology is an outreach program developed to foster an appreciation of insects found in Iowa and throughout the world. Participants can view and interact with live insects and other arthropod...
Pump It Up
(61 Miles)
Urbandale
Pump It Up is an 11,500 sq play area filled with inflatables and other games.
Urbandale
Living History Farms tells the story of 300 years of agricultural history through three working farms - a 1700 Ioway Indian Farm, 1850 Pioneer Farm, 1900 Horse-Powered Farm and 1875 Town with eleven shops including a working blacksmith, general store...
West Bend
The Grotto is a composite of nine separate Grottos, each portraying a scene in the life of Christ. The Grotto includes the largest collection of precious stones and gems found anywhere in one location. The artistry has to be seen to be appreciated, p...
Playground For Kids
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(69 Miles)
Polk
Indoor party and play center with over 9,000 SF of inflatables and our huge treehouse play structure will wear out even the most energetic kids! No arcade games here, lots of energy burning fun.
Des Moines
he Des Moines Botanical Center is one of the most popular cultural attractions in Iowa, providing educational, recreational, and community resources to thousands. Its goal is to provide botanical displays and educational services for its visitors. It...
Parkway Des Moines
Imagine. Experiment. Play! At the Science Center of Iowa, the experience is yours! From the inner workings of the human body to the outer reaches of the solar system, science surrounds you with dynamic live programs and hands-on interactive exhibits ...
Cambridge
Come for the fruit but stay for the fun, from farm animals and plenty of pedal vehicles, mazes and lots of little surprises.
Des Moines
This turn-of-the-century replica carousel is hand carved from basswood, hand painted and ridden to the sound of an old-fashioned band organ. Through this the Heritage Carousel supports a nostalgic and unique aspect of the past whose availability dwin...
Blank Park Zoo
(72 Miles)
Des Moines
The Blank Park Zoo manages 49 acres of land. Of that, 22 acres have been developed into animal exhibits or facilities. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Des Moines for kids.
Altoona
Located on the northeast corner of the Des Moines metro area you'll find one of the nicest family resorts in the Midwest. Adventureland provides fun and entertainment to hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Adventureland Park, Adventureland I...
Stanton
Viking Parks Hiking trails totaling six miles provide visitors an excellent look at the park\'s natural features. The Bur Oak Nature Trail and its accompanying booklet provide insight on many of the important shrubs, plants and trees found at Viking ...
Council Bluffs
The construction of the transcontinental railroad played a major role in the development of southwest Iowa, and vice versa. The history of this era is well preserved in the former 1899 Rock lsland Depot located at South Main Street and Sixteenth Ave...
Omaha
Beautiful architecture blends with memories of a time gone by at The Durham Museum. Making its home in one of Omaha's most unique treasures, Union Station, The Durham Museum offers a fascinating look at the history of the region as well as offers bro...
Omaha
As Nebraska's largest and most distinguished art museum, Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha has served as the premier center for visual art since opening in 1931. Joslyn's collection features work from antiquity to the present, with an emphasis on 19th- and ...
Omaha
A special place where children can challenge themselves, discover how the world works and learn through play.
Omaha
Gained from a visit to Lauritzen Gardens today are tranquility, appreciation of nature's beauty and wonder, inspiration for visitors' own gardens and the pleasure of watching the seasons change and garden spaces evolve through time. In the future, c...
Omaha
Step into the rainforests, deserts, wander through an ocean and more all through total immersion exhibits like the Lied Jungle, Scott Aquarium or the Desert Dome.
Bellevue
Walking or hiking the trails of Fontenelle Nature Association is an experience unlike any other within the Omaha metro area. FNA owns and manages 2,000 acres of conservation land and 26 miles of marked trails. These unique areas have been protected s...
Play All Day
(83 Miles)
Sioux City
Offer over-the-top fun with awesome inflatables and age zoned play stations that engage young imaginations and exercise little bodies!
Fun Plex
(84 Miles)
Omaha
Fun for the whole family, including; the slick track, bumper boats, bumper cars, and go-gator kiddie coaster and the waterpark. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Omaha for kids.
Omaha
A water and amusement park which includes wave pools, kids' pool, waterslides, go-cart track, tilt-a-whirl, bumper boats and cars, miniature golf, and batting cages.
Le Mars
Experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of the Iowa Cream Capital of the World, home of Blue Bunny Ice Cream, in Le Mars, IA.
Sioux City
An interactive art gallery for children (and adults) to experience the fascinating world of the visual arts. The 1,800 square foot gallery offers visitors a hands-on opportunity to explore four general, formal qualities of art: line, color, shape, an...
Sioux City
The Sioux City Public Museum preserves and shares the heritage of Sioux City through a variety of exhibitions, programs and historic structures. We tell the stories of our community through exhibitions, educational programs and events.
BounceU Omaha
(87 Miles)
Omaha
Offers it's trademarked standard of inflatable fun, with offerings ranging from classic bounce houses and slides to mazes, obstacle courses and more including organised games, music, toys and other features.
Prairie City
Experience the breathtaking beauty of over 5,000 acres of tallgrass prairie and native Midwest wildlife. The Refuge reconstructs the native plant and animal communities that greeted Iowa\\\'s earliest settlers in the mid 1800\\\'s
Sioux City
A visit to Stone Park would not be complete without a visit to the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center. The center features a variety of interpretive displays, including a "walk-under" prairie, a 400-gallon aquarium of native fish, and natural history diora...
Sioux City
Welcome The Woodbury County Conservation Board invites you to explore nearly 5,000 acres of unique conservation lands. You will find a tremendous variety of outdoor recreational opportunities ranging from lake fishing to river canoeing, from swimmi...
Arnolds Park
Putt your way through the world of 18th century pirates-- under cascading waterfalls, across a natural stream and past pirate ship ruins! Nestled in a naturally beautiful landscape, this 18-hole course will delight your family. With our elaborate ...
Arnolds Park
(93 Miles)
Arnolds Park
Built in 1889 - during the golden age of amusement parks - Historic Arnolds Park is one of the longest operating amusement parks in the world. It features classic rides and attractions like a wooden roller coaster named The Legend, the Queen II exc...
Gretna
People love the caramel apples, the hay-rack rides, and the Pigtucky Derby Pig Races, but it's the memories and traditions that keep them coming back. We take great pride in the role we play as a wholesome family entertainment destination, and we hop...
Marshalltown
Partly a nature preserve, partly a farm, partly an education center, and partly a recreation area, Grimes Farm is an unusual public space that combines a working agricultural operation with the natural environment to show how, through effective conse...
Spirit Lake
Marble Beach\\\'s campground is the largest in the Iowa Great Lakes region.Spirit Lake is the largest natural lake in Iowa and provides some of the best fishing in the state. Crandall\\\'s Beach provides a fine place for young and old to sunbathe and...
Gretna
All of the various species on display in both the aquarium and large terrarium are either native to Nebraska or have been successfully introduced here. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Lincoln for kids.
Ashland
The Strategic Air & Space Museum is committed to providing guests with engaging experiences that will inspire the young - and the young at heart - as they explore the worlds of aviation, history, science and technological innovation.
Fort Custer Maze
(107 Miles)
Clear Lake
Get lost! Visit Fort Custer Maze! Fort Custer Maze was designed by the "World's Leading Maze Consultant" - Adrienne Fisher. Fisher, based out of Portsmouth, England, has written several maze books and designed well over 200 mazes worldwide.
Pella
Whatever your idea of a vacation is, you\\\'ll Experience it in Pella. Immerse yourself in the old-world charm of the Netherlands as you stroll along our brick streets visiting our Dutch storybook storefronts, the Molengracht canal, and our authenti...
Arbor Day Farm
(109 Miles)
Nebraska City
Discover something new. An attraction that surrounds you, touches all your senses, and captivates you with fun and discovery - every time you visit. A visit to Tree Adventure instantly puts you in the midst of both the grand majesty and the up-clo...
Mason City
Kids' Club is an activity-based exploration of the visual arts and the treasures of the MacNider Museum for children ages 5 through 12 ! The Charles H. MacNider Museum is a non-profit, municipally owned institution conceived in 1964 and opened by...

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