Things To Do In Des Moines

Admission for Two or Ride of a Lifetime and Lifetime Membership to Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum (Up to 40% Off)

Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum

Kent

$20 $12

Explore vintage hydroplanes and boat-racing memorabilia from the last 70 years through exhibits and videos

One or Two Months of Unlimited Women's Kickboxing Classes at All Fitness (Up to 63% Off)

All Fitness

Kent

$60 $25

Ladies burn calories, oust stress, and learn to protect themselves at a gym owned by a professional MMA fighter

Lingerie Football League Game for One or Four at ShoWare Center on Saturday, July 26, at 8 p.m. (Up to 48% Off)

Seattle Mist vs. Las Vegas Sin

ShoWare Center

$28.75 $15

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After an undefeated regular season in 2013, the Mist return with all of last year's key players and the addition of veteran QB Angela Rypien

$56 for $120 Worth of Martial Arts — United FC

United Fitness Center

Kent

$120 $56

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Ice-Skating & Mini Golf for Two or Four or Beginner Ice-Skating Lessons at Kent Valley Ice Centre (Up to 45% Off)

Kent Valley Ice Centre

Kent

$37.62 $25

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Public-skating and miniature golf outings; students learn new techniques and build strength and balance during 30-minute lessons

Bowling Packages for Two, Valid Sunday–Thursday or Friday–Saturday at Kent Bowl (Up to 50% Off)

Kent Bowl

Kent

$26 $13

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Family-friendly bowling alley in business since 1958; onsite snack bar and 32 lanes

$49 for a Two-Hour On-ramp Class and 10 Regular Classes at Hook & Ladder CrossFit ($270 Value)

Hook & Ladder CrossFit

Kent

$270 $49

Firefighter and team of certified CrossFit trainers inspire students to squat, sprint, lift, and push themselves to improved health

10 or 20 Kickboxing Classes at Velocity Taekwondo (Up to 81% Off)

Velocity Taekwondo

Kent

$100 $23

World-class instructors teach the basic movements and disciplines of kickboxing during small group classes

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A siren whines, and its volume suddenly overwhelms all other sounds on the ravaged battleground. Soldiers peek out from between layers of sandbags. Some stick to the camouflage netting on the edges of the field, cautious, yet daring to hope that the keening noise means a ceasefire. They're out of ammo. Finally, the call comes over the loudspeaker—"Reload!"—and they rush forward, snatching up handfuls of bright orange darts and popping them back into their plastic weapons. Once the siren goes silent, the fighting will begin anew, and the indoor arena will once again become a flurry of foam projectiles and laughter.

This scenario is a typical open play session at the Tag Zone, where an armory of Nerf guns ensures safe yet thrilling competitions. Every battle follows the rules of one of four team-based games: squad vs. squad, capture the flag, protect the leader, or "the prison." Youngsters ages 5 and up launch and dodge the soft missiles in an indoor arena dappled with padded obstacles. Field #1 displays inflatable bunkers throughout the 2,300-square-foot zone, whereas Field #2 stacks sandbags and barrels around 1,900 square feet of military-themed space. To encourage teamwork and fair play, a referee oversees each bout.

Though The Tag Zone is all for friendly rivalries, the staff refrains from tracking scores. They prefer to focus on in-the-moment excitement and sportsmanship. In addition to rounds of open play, they also host private parties, tournaments, and monthly sleepovers, which bookend a night of rest with Nerf warfare. Additionally, adults can also join in the fun of aiming toy bazookas during corporate events that forge bonds between coworkers. Parents can even participate in open play matches, preparing their kids for the day when they must hunt and capture their own birthday piñatas.

605 S 223rd St.
Des Moines,
WA
US

At The Scotch and Vine, owners David and Jill Pritchard blend upscale, artisan American cuisine, fine wines and scotches, and local, seasonal cuisine. The staff pours libations from more than 210 single malts, blends, bourbons, and ryes, as well as from a wine list that earned an Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator. With that deep selection to work from, friendly, knowledgeable tenders help diners pair their dinners with the ideal wine, craft beer, or whiskey. In the kitchen, meanwhile, expert chefs sizzle hearty elk burgers, juicy sirloin steaks, tender seared chicken, and roasted beet salads. This cuisine helped Scotch and Vine earn a spot on King5 Best of Western Washington's 2013 list of the area's five Best New American restaurants.

The strains of Spanish guitar and live blues bands form a classy soundtrack to wine tastings or seminars on Scotch-crafting, while plates of fine cheese from regional farms complement the flavors of smoky spirits, frosty brews, and rich red wine. The bistro's cushy leather booths, accents, and soft lighting evoke the image of a grandfather's cozy study or a precocious 6-year old?s tree fort.

22341 Marine View Dr. S
Des Moines,
WA
US

Be it a house party, a wedding, or a prom, Ramundo Andrews, a.k.a. Deejay Mythikal, is ready to plug in his laptop, turn on the mixer, and crank up a variety of tunes to fit the scene. He soundtracks parties with new and old school tracks in a range of genres such as rap, soul, and disco. Though he's been playing records for five years, Deejay Mythikal's musical experience dates back to high school where he first began to play in local bands. Since then, he's delved into musical production, sound engineering, and song composition.

3037 South 204th street,apt. 134,apt. 134
Seatac,
WA
US

Founded in South Korea by Grand Master Choi Yong Sul in 1950, hapkido synthesizes the best parts of numerous other martial arts disciplines in the name of self-defense. At Conqueror Hapkido, students learn the secrets of this hybrid art, disarming attackers with a combination of quick strikes, debilitating joint locks, and throws that rely on the opponent's own redirected momentum. In addition to martial arts lessons, instructors also teach bootcamp training sessions that challenge endurance and build muscles with a blend of strength and cardio work.

20049 104th Place Southeast
Kent,
WA
US

Great American Casino brings a little bit of Vegas to the Northwest, gathering hooting and hollering patrons around table games such as baccarat, Texas Hold 'Em, blackjack, and other styles of poker, such as Progressive Fortune Pai Gow. Most tables have a betting limit up to $300, and aside from the top-shelf thrill of walking away with the pot, regular players can earn rewards redeemable toward electronics, meals, hotel stays, and Great American merchandise.

Like the best Vegas casinos, Great American brings more to the table than just gambling. There's live entertainment most nights, including local bands and musicians from Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. There are full-service dining rooms where the menus also bear an Asian influence, with dishes such as pad thai and Kalbi ribs. The menus are slightly different at each of the four locations, but generally encompass an international spread that might include pizza, pub-style fish 'n' chips, and creme brulee, much like the meatloaf served in the United Nation's cafe.

20500 108th Ave SE
Kent,
WA
US

The Range
  • 25-yard indoor pistol range
  • 10 lanes each accommodate up to three people
The Rentals
  • 9 mm pistols such as a Glock 17
  • Revolvers such as a Ruger SP101 .357 Magnum
  • Rifles such as an AK-47 .22 LR
At a Glance

There's an extra reason to celebrate holidays at Champion Arms. Whether it's Halloween or Valentine's Day, the shooting range often hosts "Top Shot Club" competitions on special occasions. To get ready for these competitions?or just safe gun use in general?instructors lead various gun classes, including introduction to handguns. Other classes move into more nuanced skills, such as an intermediate handgun class that covers how to draw from a holster or shoot while using a flashlight.

18801 E Valley Hwy.
Kent,
WA
US

Des Moines Scene