Indoor Play in Des Moines

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Playground For Kids
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(8 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.
Pump It Up
(9 Miles)
Urbandale
A bouncingly fun experience for kids who enjoy being active and of course bouncing!
Perfect Games
(29 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!
Cedar Rapids
We offer the largest selection of activities in the area from our under water adventure mini golf course to our 2500 ft laster tag arena we are able to entertain all ages. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do wit...
The Playstation
(106 Miles)
Cedar Rapids
3 level indoor playland to entertain and exhaust the kids with all the classic features like crawl tubes, climbing nets, slides, balls, tunnels and more!
BounceU Omaha
(131 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.
Arbor Day Farm
(134 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...
Pzazz Fun City
(139 Miles)
Burlington
A 70,000 square foot water park, full-service restaurants, award-winning bowling center, large indoor speedway, golf course, laser tag arena. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Iowa
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 ...
Play All Day
(153 Miles)
Sioux City
Offer over-the-top fun with awesome inflatables and age zoned play stations that engage young imaginations and exercise little bodies!
Monkey Joes
(159 Miles)
Davenport
offers a large facility filled with inflatable adventure from giant slides and obstacle courses to classic bounce houses and beyond.
Going Bonkers
(165 Miles)
Quincy
A great place to meet new friends, play arcade games, eat good food and exercise while playing on the largest indoor playground, in climate controlled comfort. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Il...
Lincoln
At Champions Fun Center people of all ages will have tons of fun. They can get rolling with some bowling, play for prizes in our huge arcade or explore in the adventure challenge maze. They can also speed to the finish line in a go-kart, take a crack...
Air Zone
(171 Miles)
Kansas City
Kids ages 2 - 12 will go wild for four awesome inflatables including a giant slide, two obstacle courses and jousting coliseum. They will have an unforgettable time running, jumping, sliding and playing in their own inflatable playground. Children ag...
Lost In Fun
(172 Miles)
Lincoln
From inflatable jumpers to the space foam pit and endless play sets, this is a sure bet for keeping the kids happy all afternoon.
Rochester
Pipsqueaks, Rochester's INDOOR play zone, is designed for children kindergarten-age and younger to play under parental/guardian supervision. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Minnesota
Kansas city
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Kansas City is a LEGO® based, indoor family attraction, based in Kansas City’s Crown Center shopping and entertainment mal. The attraction is best suited to children aged 3-12 years and a typical visit takes around 2 -3...
Paradise Park
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(188 Miles)
Lee s Summit
Paradise Park is a family entertainment center that offers a unique mix of attractions: go karts, jr. go karts, miniature golf, batting cages, bumper cars, rock climbing, game room and foam factory.
Shawnee Mission
Exciting physical adventure play with a multi storey structure and modern versions of all the classic from slick slides to deep ball pools.
Shawnee
Indoor bowling center and funzone.
Emerald City
(191 Miles)
Overland park
Gymnastics, Open Play, Indoor Rock Climbing, Birthday Parties, Private Events, and more!
Columbus
Columbus Family YMCA school age programs offer a fun, safe place for children. Children enrolled at Family YMCA school age programs are encouraged to participate in a variety of activities that enhance physical fitness, encourage sportsmanship and pr...
Going Bonkers
(198 Miles)
Columbia
A great place to meet new friends, play arcade games, eat good food and exercise while playing on the largest indoor playground, in climate controlled comfort. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Mi...
Incredibowl
(198 Miles)
Stanley
INCRED-A-BOWL is a one-of-a-kind, 65,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art entertainment center. Its definitely not your typical bowling alley. Above all, it is truly a family fun center, just the way former Royals pitcher Danny Jackson and his wife and ...
Gobs and Gobbs of Fun
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(198 Miles)
Norfolk
Featuring a multi level climbing structure, Air Hockey and Ping Pong tables, ride on toys, wooden trains, Lego, pretend play, toddler toys, Wii and XBOX w Kinect!
Belton
Aaron's Family Fun Center is a great place for the whole family.
Belton
Bowling, arcade, outdoor go karting, volleyball and mini golf.
Columbia
Includes a Star Battle Laser Tag arena, an eight lane bowling alley and an extensive arcade with more than 40 games.
Belton
Blastoff! A fun and bouncy space themed indoor inflatable playground with bounce houses, inflatable slides and inflatable obstacle courses, as well a toddler area.
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...
Fun Plex
(128 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.
Arnolds Park
(145 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...
Worlds Of Fun
(1)
(174 Miles)
Kansas City
Oceans of Fun!From the six world-class coasters to one of the largest collections of water attractions in the country. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Kansas City for kids
Idlewild Park
(195 Miles)
Ligonier
Idlewild has seven themed areas including the Soak Zone, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood of Make-Believe and Story Book Forest and is the third oldest theme park in the US - loads to do with the kids
Ottumwa
The Beach Ottumwa is a beautiful indoor / outdoor waterpark located in Ottumwa Iowa. The facility encompasses 13 acres and over a million gallons of safe family fun.
Waterloo
The Lost Island Waterpark is just minutes away from everything you need if your just visiting for the day, or planning to stay a week! This waterpark features a huge pool, five water slides, Lazy River, go-cart track, 18-hole mini course and a lot...
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.
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.
Prairie du Chien
Come check out our body slide, waterfall spa, activity pool with water basketball, children's pool with water geysers, kids' slide, prehistoric fish and much more!
Dubuque
Located in the Port of Dubuque, Iowa, Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark is the perfect spot for enjoying this beautiful and exciting destination area. Gather with friends for a relaxed conversation in our Riverwalk Restaurant & Lounge, or slide into ...
Hastings
Wave pool, lazy river, leisure pool, waterslides, interactive water play area for young children and concessions. Open summer months. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Nebraska
Lincoln
Main leisure pool area with 2 water slides, plus smaller kids' section with play fountains and water jungle gym. Sandy beach for play and adventure playground too.
Oceans of Fun
(174 Miles)
Kansas City
With over 60-acres of drenching slides and water attractions - from 18 water slides to water attractions just for kids, there is a way for everyone to cool off! One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in M...
Kansas City
Astounding water park with vast range of epic level fun from thrill rides and to kiddie zones, plus the tallest water slide in the world open here soon!
Beatrice
Swimming and outdoor recreation. Including a 9,000-sq-ft, zero-depth pool, youth pool with fountain bubbler and toys, 124-ft loop waterslide, 8-ft-wide river slide, two diving boards, shade structures, sand volleyball courts, bathhouse and concession...
Columbus
The Aquatic Center is one of the finest indoor public pools in Nebraska. The pool is open seven days a week, 12 months out of the year. A variety of programs are offered to meet the needs of the community.
Overland Park
The city's largest overall pool facility. Visitors can enjoy a long slide, small water slides, zero depth, fountains and shade structures.
Columbus
Nebraska's premiere family water fun park, offering terrifying plunge slides, fun family rides, interactive wate rplazy zone and more.
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.
The Insect Zoo
(30 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...

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