Activities in Des Moines

$60 for $100 Worth of Gymnastics — Unity Acrobatic Sports & Artistic Movement

Unity Acrobatic Sports & Artistic Movement

Des Moines

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

$100 $60

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Linkin Park with Rise Against and Of Mice & Men at Wells Fargo Arena on February 6 at 7 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

Linkin Park

Wells Fargo Arena

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Grammy-Award winning rock giants tour their latest, The Hunting Party, with support from Rise Against and Of Mice & Men

$42.50 $29

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Iowa Wild Hockey Game at Wells Fargo Arena on January 17 or 18 (Up to 52% Off). Three Seating Options Available.

Iowa Wild

Wells Fargo Arena

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The Wild square off against the Lake Erie Monsters in back-to-back home games; fans enjoy hot dogs, popcorn, and soda

$26.50 $14

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Visit for Two or Four Adults, or Two Adults and Two Children at Blank Park Zoo (Up to 39% Off)

Blank Park Zoo

Des Moines

More than 1,000 exotic animals ranging from Siberian tigers to cockroaches

$22 $14

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Harlem Globetrotters Game at Wells Fargo Arena on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 3 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

Wells Fargo Arena

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$58 $35

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Open Skating with Ice-Skate Rentals for Two, Four, or Six at The Ice Ridge (Up to 51% Off)

The Ice Ridge

Southridge Mall

Skaters strap on rental blades before cruising atop the sleek synthetic-ice surface at this year-round, indoor rink

$17 $9

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Two Hours of Bowling and Pitchers of Beer or Soda for Two, Four, or Six at Bowlerama Lanes (Up to 50% Off)

Bowlerama Lanes

Des Moines

Recently revamped bowling center features new lanes, automatic scoring system, full-service pro shop, and concessions with snacks and beer

$24 $16

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At the race emcee's cue, flashes of neon pink, lime green, and electric blue pour across the starting line. They may not be the hues of typical running apparel, which usually include black and grey so runners don't distract drivers, but this isn't a typical 5K. The Totally Rad 80s Run pays homage to the decade of the leg warmer by encouraging (though not requiring) runners to don '80s-inspired gear?workout or otherwise. The "raddest"-dressed participants win prizes, but everyone is welcome to beer and food available for purchase at the finish line. And since the 5K moves at a laid-back pace, you won't be too exhausted to enjoy it.

1300 SE1st
Des Moines,
IA
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As the only marina on its namesake body of water, Saylorville Lake Marina is a hub of activity, clamoring with visitors seeking to enjoy the 26,000-acre body of water. From May to October, outdoors-enthusiasts can set out on their recreational journey of choice with pontoon boat, jon boat, and bicycle rentals. Those with their own watercraft can take advantage of year-round indoor storage, as well as the tow-vehicle valet service, which helps boaters launch onto the waters to rapidly escape a wicked witch. Back on land, visitors can refuel from a long day at Latitude 41 Bar & Grill, the floating on-site restaurant.

6170 N.W. Polk City Drive
Des Moines,
IA
US

In 2012, Bowlerama Lanes upgraded its equipment and emerged with its 28 lanes now covered in sleek synthetic material and bumpers that can be called into action at will. Overheard, 40-inch LCD screens flicker with scores that have been calculated on high-tech Qubica Bowland X auto-scoring machines instead of dad's trusty finger abacus. Between frames, bowlers can grab a bite or a drink at the snack counter, where they serve up a menu of sandwiches, pizza, and shareable snacks.

1313 E Diehl Ave
Des Moines,
IA
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Zip Zone whips up outdoor fun with a variety of attractions for kids and adults. Guests can practice putts on the mini-golf course or cool down tossing water balloons at the Splash Zone. Bounce houses and bungee trampolines provide vertical entertainment while go-karts whiz around a racetrack free of any deer crossings. The park also features Zippy Pets?rideable motorized animals such as an elephant, dog, and panda?that glide around in a circular fashion similar to a roller rink.

6220 Grand Ave.
Des Moines,
IA
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Since 1972, Skate West has been giving skaters of all ages the chance to join hands and cruise along to tunes spun by live DJs. During open skate, skaters can roll at their own speed or take a break from making figure eights and prime numbers to challenge their skills in games like limbo. Off the rink, guests can have fun in the arcade or jump in the bounce house, and Skate West and Skate south also feature a snack bar and space to accommodate birthday parties.

10494 County Line Rd.
Des Moines,
IA
US

All day every day, the trainers at CrossFit Afterburn lead the workout of the day?the most important aspect of CrossFit. These workouts vary to keep participants engaged and working every part of their body. Even if they attend every day, the routine is different. Newcomers have to first take the orientation class, during which students take fit tests to help get prepared for classes.

6107 Willowmere Dr.
Des Moines,
IA
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