Kids Fun in WATERLOO with kids

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

Kids fun can be found around every corner in this The Hawkeye State city. 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 Waterloo?  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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  • 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 ...

  • Airline Amusement Park

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    (4 miles) 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

  • Palmers Family Fun

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    (4 miles) 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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    (41 miles) 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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    (47 miles) Cedar Rapids

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

  • Cedar Rapids Science Station

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    (49 miles) 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.

  • Fort Custer Maze

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    (68 miles) 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!

  • Center Grove Orchard

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    (72 miles) Cambridge

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

  • Sass Family Farm

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    (84 miles) Riverside

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

  • Heritage Carousel

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    (94 miles) 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 ...

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  • The Lost Island

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    (4 miles) 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.

  • Bear Foot Bay Indoor Waterpark

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    (73 miles) 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!

  • Cascade Falls Aquatic Center

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    (85 miles) 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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    (83 miles) 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!

  • Blank Park Zoo

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    (94 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 ...

  • Field of Dreams Movie Site

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    (66 miles) 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!

  • The Playstation

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    (49 miles) 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!

  • Planet Fun Family Fun Center

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    (49 miles) 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 ...

  • Playground For Kids

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    (83 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 Urbandale

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    (95 miles) Urbandale

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

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • Kids Club At MacNider Museum

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    (63 miles) 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 ...

  • National Farm Toy Museum

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    (63 miles) 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! ...

  • Iowa Childrens Museum

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    (67 miles) 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, ...

  • Old Capitol Museum

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    (71 miles) 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 ...

  • UI Museum of Natural History

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    (71 miles) 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 ...

  • Nelson Pioneer Farm and Museum

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    (81 miles) 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 ...

  • National Balloon Museum

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    (99 miles) Indianola

    Take a look at the fascinating history of ballooning at this Iowa museum, with over 200 years of history to explore!

  • Grimes Conservation Farm

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    (42 miles) 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 ...

  • Indian Creek Nature Center

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    (53 miles) Cedar Rapids

    Vast 210 acre site with hiking and biking trails, educational centre with numerous natural history exhibits, fishing, and more.

  • Effigy Mounds National Monument

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    (78 miles) Harpers Ferry

    There are numerous opportunities for you to enjoy a self-guided tour or join a ranger for a hike, walk, talk or historic demonstration. Most trails are moderately strenuous, however, there are some ...

  • Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge

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    (80 miles) Prairie City

    Spend the day driving through a 700 acre enclosed area and witness amazing bison and elk, as well as hiking, birding and mushrooming in this nature filled family day out adventure in Iowa!

  • Iowa Arboretum

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    (87 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' ...

  • Jester Park Natural Playscape

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    (89 miles) Des Moines

    A beautiful and unique natural playscape in Jester Park for kids over 5 years where their creativity will be challenged!