Kids Fun in Iowa

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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.
Waterloo
Bumper cars, goofy golf, a driving range and batting cages are all on offer at this fun family park. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do with kids in Iowa
Marion
At Maple Ridge Farm we have a history of community and family fun with our feature hayrides! Our hayrides will culminate your day, but they are only one part of the personal experience our customers have grown to expect. We have something for...
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...
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...
Cedar Rapids
Interactive science fun including an Early Childhood Exploration Area which provides entertainment for children 2-8 years old, and an Elementary Gallery provided for children 5 years and up.
Cambridge
Fruit, farm, animals, mazes...yes please! A fun farm filled day out for kids in beautiful Iowa!
Waterloo
Outdoor family fun for kids of all ages in Iowa, with zooming Go Karts, mini golf and even a driving range.
Atkins
So much more than a farm for this family day out, as the kids will love the petting zoo, haunted houses and an adventure play park!
Cedar Rapids
Create your own art pottery studio suitable for all ages and abilities.
Waterloo
Using imaginative programs, visual adventures and interactive experiences to cover such subjects as Creativity Across Cultures, Farm, Construction Zone, Artists' Studio, Fun Stage, Time Machine and the Caribbean Kinder Island.
Riverside
A beautiful family farm with fun activities and cute animals for those budding farmers from pre-K to 3rd grade to enjoy!
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...
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...
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.
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 ...
Williamsburg
Get soaked and stoked on our frontier-themed custom rides and attractions! Make The Wasserbahn your personal family playground!
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.
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.
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...
Dyersville
Is this Heaven? No, it's Iowa. A place of fertile soil, traditional values and simple pleasure. And in Dyersville, Iowa, at the century-old Lansing family farm with its quaint, and oh so recognizable house, baseball still ranks as a favorite pastime ...
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...
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 ...
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
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.
Sioux City
Offer over-the-top fun with awesome inflatables and age zoned play stations that engage young imaginations and exercise little bodies!
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
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!
Urbandale
A bouncingly fun experience for kids who enjoy being active and of course bouncing!
Davenport
offers a large facility filled with inflatable adventure from giant slides and obstacle courses to classic bounce houses and beyond.
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...
Cherokee
The Sanford Museum offers a variety of educational programs for groups on subjects including Astronomy, Geology, History, Natural History, and Prehistory.
Waterloo
Described as a 'playground for the imagination', this interactive science center provides fun hands-on exhibits that demonstrate how science affects everyday life.
Waterloo
Unearth the treasures of the past and gaze into the future at the Grout Museum District. You'll be surrounded by history and astounded by what is yet to come as you explore the world through interactive displays and hands-on exhibits.
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.
Bettendorf
he Mission of the Family Museum is to inspire life-long learning in children through interactive arts and science activities and exhibits. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Iowa
Davenport
Founded in 1867, the Putnam is home to over 150,000 artifacts and specimens, the Putnam Museum of History and Natural Science offers permanent and changing exhibits,and houses Iowa's only 3D IMAX Theatre.
Dyersville
The National Farm Toy Museum welcomes kids of all ages to explore the thousands of tractors, implements, farm dioramas, toy-manufacturing displays, and pedal tractors on exhibit around the museum. Open seven days a week, plan today to visit the numb...
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...
Greenfield
A fascinating way to celebrate Iowa's aviation heritage, from 1910 through to modern day.
Iowa City
A national historic landmark located in the center of Iowa City, Old Capitol served as the first state capitol from 1846-1857 and the University of Iowa's founding building. In 1976, Old Capitol became a museum restored to the 1840s-1850s time period...
Oskaloosa
Founded in 1844, the Nelson homestead is one of the premier historic attractions in Mahaska County. The property now features historic buildings from all over Mahaska County, providing visitors a glimpse of what life was like for Iowans in 19th centu...
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...
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.
Dubuque
The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium is where fun and learning flow together! This sprawling campus along the Mississippi River is family-focused with lots of hands-on features, interactive exhibits and endless opportunities to explore b...
Coralville
A family fun attraction with kid friendly, hands-on fun with over twelve interactive exhibits and 28,000 square feet of space that inspires all children up to 12 years old to imagine, create, discover and explore through the power of play!
Iowa City
Get to understand the planet and it’s wonderful nature in the UI Museum of Natural History with its five major exhibit areas: Iowa Hall, Hageboeck Hall of Birds and Mammal Hall, Biosphere Discovery Hub and the Diversity of Life exhibits.
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...
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....

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The Playstation

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The Insect Zoo

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Pump It Up

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Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park

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Monkey Joes

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Adventureland Park

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Blank Park Zoo

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Fun places to visit in Iowa with kids

Iowa is the kind of fun place that both adults and kids will enjoy – your only problem, is going to be finding the time to fit all the great places to visit in! Because many of Iowa's must-see attractions offer kid-friendly activities and exhibits, you won't have to miss out on any of the state's diverse culture and history. As you explore the multitude of fun things to do in Iowa with kids, you'll definitely create memories that will last and last - and you can watch them back on video for years to come if you’ve got a shocking memory like me!

There are so many fun places to go with kids in Iowa - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), great historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look above, lots of the best things to do with children in IA