What do you want to do first in this fun Iowa capital? Perhaps kids want to get those thrills on the roller coaters at Adventureland Park? Perhaps kids want to enjoy some horseback riding at Jester Park? Maybe kids want to ride an amazing turn-of-the-century replica carousel?
Des Moines has a HUGE range of attractions perfect to visit with kids! Love history? Living History Farms can actually transport kids back 300 years through three working farms - one even from 1700! Pretty amazing! Animals more your bag? Blank Park Zoo has 22 acres dedicated to the beautiful animals that call the park home.
Love nature? Sure thing! Des Moines Botanical Center is one of the states most popular attractions, and when you visit you’ll see why! And for those creative minds - Science Center of Iowa! A great place where kids can interact with the exhibits to create, learn and play!
A city where there is something for kids around every corner!
Click to sort by attraction type. There are 32 attractions.
- Theme Parks
- Indoor Play
- National Parks / Natural World
- Things to do for Active Kids
- Historical Attractions
- Transport Attractions
- Ice Skating Rinks and Rollerskating
- Caves and Mines
- Arts and Crafts