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…
Pappajohn Sculpture Park
Des Moines, IA
Stroll through sculptures from 22 amazing artists in this beautiful Des Moines park, with 4.4 acres to explore.
Gray’s Lake Park
Des Moines, IA
167 acres in the heart of Des Moines where families can enjoy walking, biking, and outdoor fun!
Jester Park Natural Playscape
A beautiful and unique natural playscape in Jester Park for kids over 5 years where their creativity will be challenged!
Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge
Prairie City, IA
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!
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…
Cypress Grove Nature Park
Come and enjoy over 150 acres of beautiful river bottom land, view the nature center and enjoy picnic areas and an observation tower.
Blank Park Zoo
Des Moines, IA
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…
National Balloon Museum
Take a look at the fascinating history of ballooning at this Iowa museum, with over 200 years of history to explore!
Iowa Aviation Museum
A fascinating way to celebrate Iowa's aviation heritage, from 1910 through to modern day.
Nelson Pioneer Farm and Museum
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…
Danish Windmill Museum and Welcome Center
Elk Horn, IA
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…
American Gothic House Center
Explore the life of artist Grant Wood, and THE house that inspired the painting American Gothic! Creative and historical family day out in Iowa!
Shelby County Historical Museum
Welcome to the Shelby County Historical Museum, located at the corner of Pine Street and Morse Avenue in Harlan. Opened in 1975 as a Bicentennial project, the facility has grown to four buildings including the…
Bluedorn Science Imaginarium
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
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…
Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad
The Iowa Railroad Historical Society is a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization which is dedicated to the preservation of, and educating the public about, the history of Iowa's railroads. Enjoy learning about the history of railroading at…
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!
Cascade Falls Aquatic Center
A family friendly outdoor aquatic center in Iowa with heated water, kiddie slides, lap pools and water slides!
The Beach Ottumwa
13 acres of indoor / outdoor waterpark with exciting waterpark attractions, and great family water fun with slides, waves, and play!
Clarion Amana Colonies & Wasserbahn Resort
Get soaked and stoked on our frontier-themed custom rides and attractions! Make The Wasserbahn your personal family playground!
The Lost Island
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.
Playground For Kids
Great indoor play for kids in Iowa with inflatables, Treehouse fun, slides, ball rooms, parties - and so much more! Great for kids up to 12 years!
Pump It Up Urbandale
A bouncingly fun experience for kids who enjoy being active and of course bouncing!
Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park
Their patented style of fun with trampoline covered floors and walls provided high level angular bounces kids can't get enough of. Session types include open jump, 3D Dodgeball and SkyRobics fitness classes.
24 lanes of bowling, two-story Laser Tag arena, huge arcade and even birthday parties. Great adventure in Iowa for those active kids!
Viking Lake State Park Hiking Trails
Viking Parks Hiking trails totaling six miles provide visitors an excellent look at the park's natural features. The Bur Oak Nature Trail and its accompanying booklet provide insight on many of the important shrubs, plants…
Science Center of Iowa
Des Moines, IA
Imagine. Experiment. Play! At the Science Center of Iowa, the experience is yours! From the inner workings of the human body to the outer reaches of the solar system, science surrounds you with dynamic live…
Living History Farms
Living History Farms tells the story of 300 years of agricultural history through three working farms - a 1700 Ioway Indian Farm, 1850 Pioneer Farm, 1900 Horse-Powered Farm and 1875 Town with eleven shops including…
Pella Historical Village
Whatever your idea of a vacation is, you'll Experience it in Pella. Immerse yourself in the old-world charm of the Netherlands as you stroll along our brick streets visiting our Dutch storybook storefronts, the Molengracht…
Guthrie County Historical Village
The Guthrie County Historical Village, located on a beautiful 4-acre complex near the Middle Raccoon River and old Lenon Mill Park on the southwest side of Panora, Iowa, features ten buildings and numerous exhibits that…
Center Grove Orchard
Fruit, farm, animals, mazes...yes please! A fun farm filled day out for kids in beautiful Iowa!
Feldhackers Family Fun Center
A family fun center in Iowa with bowling and a lazer maze, with a focus on offering a safe environment for kids and parents to strengthen their relationship
Phelps Youth Pavillion and Fun Space
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.
Palmers Family Fun
Outdoor family fun for kids of all ages in Iowa, with zooming Go Karts, mini golf and even a driving range.
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!