Kids Fun in Iowa with kids

It’s a simple request - let’s find somewhere that gives kids an amazing day of FUN! Well, if you’re in Iowa, you will certainly be able to find plenty of places that fit the bill!

Kids fun can be found around every corner in The Hawkeye State. It can be found in family entertainment centers. It can be found in bowling alleys. It can be found on mini golf courses. It can be found right under your nose!

There are a number of indoor and outdoor activities for the whole family, which is great because then there are always fantastic options for those not so friendly days. So no excuses!

Is there kids fun in Iowa?  Is the sky blue?  Do kids love playgrounds? We think that’s a big YES! There is plenty of it - now let’s go enjoy it!

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  • Fort Custer Maze

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    Clear Lake

    Not just a family thing - it's a MAZE thing! Fort Custer Maze is 2 miles of maze for kids to challenge themselves in, as well as a Jump-A-Roo inflatable! What a way to spend the family's day in Iowa!

  • Airline Amusement Park

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    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

  • Heritage Carousel

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    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 ...

  • Cedar Rapids Science Station

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    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.

  • Center Grove Orchard

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    Cambridge

    Fruit, farm, animals, mazes...yes please! A fun farm filled day out for kids in beautiful Iowa!

  • Palmers Family Fun

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    Waterloo

    Outdoor family fun for kids of all ages in Iowa, with zooming Go Karts, mini golf and even a driving range.

  • Bloomsbury Farm

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    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!

  • The Potters Obsession

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    Cedar Rapids

    Create your own art pottery studio suitable for all ages and abilities.

  • Phelps Youth Pavillion and Fun Space

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    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 ...

  • Sass Family Farm

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    Riverside

    A beautiful family farm with fun activities and cute animals for those budding farmers from pre-K to 3rd grade to enjoy!

  • Lil Mississippi Golf Davenport

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    Davenport

    18 hole championship mini-golf with fun obstacles geared towards kids, but still perfect for the whole family!

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  • The Lost Island

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    Waterloo

    Water fun in Waterloo at The Lost Island! With slides, a lazy river, and even go karting and 18 hole mini golf! Great family fun in Iowa.

  • Kings Pointe Waterpark

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    Storm Lake

    Indoor and outdoor fun for all ages at this Iowa waterpark next to Storm Lake. All year round swimming fun!

  • Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark

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    Dubuque

    25,000 square feet of indoor waterpark in Iowa, with daily admission, and tons of water fun to be had!

  • Clarion Amana Colonies & Wasserbahn Resort

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    Williamsburg

    Get soaked and stoked on our frontier-themed custom rides and attractions! Make The Wasserbahn your personal family playground!

  • The Beach Ottumwa

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    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.

  • Cascade Falls Aquatic Center

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    Ankeny

    A family friendly outdoor aquatic center in Iowa with heated water, kiddie slides, lap pools and water slides!

  • Adventureland Park

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    Altoona

    Theme Park and Water Park fun in Iowa for the whole family! Thrills, spills, and entertainment for your family day out - what more could you want!

  • Arnolds Park

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    Arnolds Park

    Classic amusement park FUN in Iowa for the whole family! Built in 1889, this historic theme park has classic rides and attractions, as well as dining, shopping, and live concerts - all on the shores ...

  • Blank Park Zoo

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    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 ...

  • Field of Dreams Movie Site

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    Dyersville

    Is this Heaven? No...it's Iowa. Those infamous words from the movie "Field Of Dreams" can be re-lived at this movie site location!

  • Planet Fun Family Fun Center

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    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 ...

  • Pirates Cove Mini Golf

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    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 ...

  • Pzazz Fun City

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    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 ...

  • Playground For Kids

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    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.

  • Play All Day

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    Sioux City

    Offer over-the-top fun for under 10s with awesome inflatables and age zoned play stations that engage young imaginations and exercise little bodies!

  • The Playstation

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    Cedar Rapids

    3 level indoor playland in Iowa, to entertain and exhaust kids under 12 with all the classic features like crawl tubes, climbing nets, slides, balls, tunnels and more!

  • Pump It Up Urbandale

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    Urbandale

    A bouncingly fun experience for kids who enjoy being active and of course bouncing!

  • Monkey Joes

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    Davenport

    offers a large facility filled with inflatable adventure from giant slides and obstacle courses to classic bounce houses and beyond.

  • Kids Club At MacNider Museum

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    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 ...

  • Sanford Museum and Planetarium

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    Cherokee

    The Sanford Museum offers a variety of educational programs for groups on subjects including Astronomy, Geology, History, Natural History, and Prehistory.

  • Bluedorn Science Imaginarium

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    Waterloo

    Described as a 'playground for the imagination', this interactive science center provides fun hands-on exhibits that demonstrate how science affects everyday life.

  • Grout Museum of History and Science

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    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 ...

  • Sioux City Public Museum

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    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 ...

  • Family Museum of Arts and Science

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    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 ...