Things To Do In Highland Park

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

Unity Acrobatic Sports & Artistic Movement

Des Moines

$100 $60

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

Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

East Village

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Pub Food at Z's Bar (45% Off). Two Options Available.

Z's Bar

McKinley School - Columbus Park

$20 $11

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Diners chow down on homestyle pub eats in a laid-back setting

$30 for $50 Worth of Gymnastics — Koach All Stars Cheer Teams and Tumbling

Koach All Stars Cheer Teams And Tumbling

Ankeny

$50 $30

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

45-Day Membership for One or Two or Personal-Training Package for One at Snap Fitness (Up to 75% Off)

Snap Fitness

Multiple Locations

$60 $15

Certified professionals lead assessments before helming one-on-one personal-training sessions within facilities boasting premium equipment

Art Classes for One or Two Kids or Adults, or Handmade Merchandise at Studio3 (50% Off)

Studio3

Woodland Heights

$20 $10

Artists of all ages grab brushes and get painting during comprehensive classes; browse the studio's selection of colorful, handmade works

$29 for a Two-Month Gym Membership with Unlimited Fitness Classes at Fitness World West ($248 Value)

Fitness World West

Multiple Locations

$248 $29

Instructors whip students into shape with Zumba and Pilates classes; trainers tailor workouts with Olympic weights, cardio theater, and pool

Mini Golf, Go Karts, Trampolines and More for Four or Eight at Zip Zone (Up to 51% Off)

Zip Zone

Linden Heights

$56 $28

Groups of up to four or eight enjoy access to mini golf, trampolines, go karts, and many other family friendly activities

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

$24 $16

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

$105 for $190 Worth of Recording-Studio Rental — B Squared Recording Studios

B Squared Recording Studios

Des Moines

$190 $105

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

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

The Ice Ridge

Southridge Mall

$17 $9

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

$15 for Five Studio-Fee Sessions at Whatta' Dish ($30 Value)

Whatta' Dish

West Des Moines

$30 $15

Studio-fee sessions allow guests to embellish a wide variety of bisque pieces

One or Two Months of Unlimited Fit Factory Classes at CrossFit Afterburn (Up to 65% Off)

CrossFit Afterburn

Des Moines

$99 $39

Fast-paced, high-intensity cardio in a class that incorporates boot-camp and circuit-style training for stability, endurance & strength

Six or 12 Weeks of Metabolic Training and Nutritional Coaching at Twork It Out Fitness (Up to 77% Off)

Twork It Out Fitness

Clive

$210 $49

35-minute workouts held four days a week work to chisel the core, build muscles, boost metabolism, and improve heart health

Social Painting Class for One, Two, Four, or Eight from El Arte Uncorked (Half Off)

El Arte Uncorked

Urbandale

$40 $20

A painting class held in a party room at Overtime Pub guides students through the steps required to recreate the night's selected painting

Three-Hour Shoot Better Pictures Class, Photo-Editing Class, or Both Classes at J. Johnson Photo (Up to 87% Off)

J. Johnson Photo

West Des Moines

$247 $49

Photo seminars teach how to use the different settings on your camera, or learn to process, retouch, and store digital images

$18 for One Hour of Open-Jump Time for Two with Reusable SkySocks at Sky Zone Des Moines ($30 Value)

Sky Zone Des Moines

Grimes

$30 $18

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Open-jump time in a room of wall-to-wall trampolines

18-Hole Green Fees for Two or Four at Terrace Hills Golf Course (Up to 48% Off)

Terrace Hills Golf Course

Clay

$48 $27

Golfers avoid water that lurks on eight holes and trees that line fairways as they complete and 18-hole, par 71 excursion

$11 for Hookah and Refills for Two at Chicha Shack ($20 Value)

Chicha Shack

West Des Moines

$20 $11

Hookah session with refills includes a choice of tobacco in flavors such as cola, cherry, sweet apple, and pomegranate

One or Three Months of Unlimited Fitness Classes at Cycle Down Dawg (Up to 65% Off)

Cycle Down Dawg

West Des Moines

$120 $60

Classes include TRX and yoga, barre classes to build lean muscle, and cycling classes with state-of-the-art sound, lighting, and visuals

Three Rounds of Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf for Two, Four, or Six at Glowgolf (Up to 50% Off)

Glowgolf

Des Moines

$18 $10

Luminescent golf balls, lit-up putters, neon obstacles, and incandescent walls illume players negotiating tricky glow-themed landscapes

$29 for Three-Week Boot Camp with Meal Plan at Elite Edge Gym ($443 Value)

Elite Edge Gym

Waukee

$443 $29

Program blends kickboxing, strength training, and meal planning

Admission for Two, Four, or Six to Corn Maze at Pumpkinville Corn Maze (Up to 50% Off)

Pumpkinville Corn Maze

Mitchellville

$12 $7

Stretching up to 20 acres, the fourth-generation corn and soybean farm's maze often keeps adventurers exploring for an hour or longer

Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four at La Vida Loca Winery (Up to 45% Off)

La Vida Loca Winery

Lincoln

$32 $19

Sample sweet, semisweet, or dry wine at family-owned winery, then take home a bottle and wineglasses

$19 for Admission for Four to Howell's Pumpkin Patch ($32 Value)

Howell's Pumpkin Patch

Cumming

$32 $19

After a tractor ride, families can pick their favorite jack-o-lanter-to-be at a pumpkin patch with a corn maze, barnyard, and go-carts

Wine Tasting Package for Two or Four at Annelise Winery (Up to 46% Off)

Annelise Winery

Indianola

$34 $20

Guests at a scenic family winery can sample premium selections before taking a bottle and souvenir glass home with them

18 Holes with Cart and Basket of Range Balls for Two or Four at Veenker Memorial Golf Course (Up to 52% Off)

Veenker Memorial Golf Course

Veenker Memorial Golf Course

$93.50 $47

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Facility that hosts the Iowa Masters tournament offers challenging yet accessible course

Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Take-Home Wineglasses and Bottle of Wine at Grape Escape Winery (Up to Half Off)

Grape Escape Winery

Pleasantville

$26 $13

Guests savor sips of wine concocted from 100% Iowa grown grapes, then take home logo-emblazoned glasses and a bottle to share

Overnight Family Camp or Mom/Youth Camp at Camp Hantesa (Up to 61% Off). Ten Options Available.

Camp Hantesa

Worth

$64 $30

Enjoy the beautiful grounds of Boone, IA, for an overnight stay with family chock full of activities

Pumpkin-Patch Activities for Two with Optional Jason Brown Concert on September 27 at The Pumpkin Ranch (47% Off)

The Pumpkin Ranch

The Pumpkin Ranch

$17 $9

Jason Brown sings country; ranch activities include a nine-acre corn maze, jump pillow, zip lines, 30-foot slides, horses, and photography

Admission for Two, Four, or Six at John Wayne Birthplace (50% Off)

John Wayne Birthplace

Winterset

$14 $7

Birthplace of Oscar-winning actor John Wayne, star of The Searchers and True Grit, features artifacts from his films and life

Train Ride and Museum Visit for Two or Four at Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum (Up to 47% Off)

Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum

Boone

$56 $30

Explore Des Moines River Valley from a 1920s locomotive before delving into Iowa’s railway history through the museum’s train exhibits

Haunted History Tour for Two or Four with Drinks and Dessert at The Hunter Mansion (Up to 47% Off)

The Hunter Mansion

Newton

$45 $25

Visitors explore the hauntings of the handsome mansion, full of early 20th-century details and once owned by a Maytag family member

$49 for 18-Hole Round of Golf for Two with Cart Rental at Bos Landen Golf Club ($130 Value)

Bos Landen Golf Club

Pella

$130 $49

18-hole, par-72 course designed by architect Dick Phelps winds through190 acres of dense forest; name means "Land of the Woods" in Dutch

18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart Rental for Two or Four at Oskaloosa Golf Course (Up to50% Off)

Oskaloosa Golf Course

Oskaloosa

$70 $35

Using rolling countryside as natural palette for their artful pendulums, golfers enjoy manicured conditions on course open since 1920

Two, Four, or Six Tickets to a Weekend Race at Eddyville Raceway Park (50% Off)

Eddyville Raceway Park

Harrison

$24 $12

Satisfy your need for speed by watching cars race down a 1/8-mile drag strip

18 Holes of Golf for Two or Four with Cart Rental at Eagle Grove Golf Course (Up to 53% Off)

Eagle Grove Golf Course

Eagle Grove

$52 $29

Long straightaways dominate a nine-hole, par 35 layout that winds across 2,959 yards of rolling fairways

Laser-Tag Sessions or Party at Game On, LLC (Up to 69% Off). Seven Options Available.

Game On, LLC

Centerville

$10 $5

Drug- and alcohol-free arcade with a LaZer Runner laser-tag system; for parties, customers may bring outside food

$139 for Murder Mystery Dinner & One Night Stay for Two at 2-Jo's Murder Mystery Dinners ($270 Value)

2-Jo's Murder Mystery Dinners

Periwinkle Place Manor B&B

$270 $139

Pairs dine on a hearty meal while participating in a twisting tale of mayhem and murder, and enjoy a one-night stay with breakfast

5 or 10 Private or Group Basketball Lessons at Astronaut Basketball Academy (Up to 72% Off)

Astronaut Basketball Academy

Gates Park

$350 $99

Young players of all skill levels learn basketball fundamentals or finesse their technique during private or group classes

All-Day Paintball Package for Up to 4, 6, or 12 & Equipment Rental from Paintball International (Up to 62% Off)

Paintball International

KW Paintball

$48 $19

Equipped with rental paintball markers and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

Movie for Two or Four with Popcorn and Drinks at The Waverley Palace Theatre (50% Off)

The Waverly Palace Theatre

Waverly

$27 $13.50

Surround-sound system booms audio of first-run releases as viewers in plush seats snack on popcorn and soda

Select Local Merchants

The Hull Avenue Tavern is the oldest bar in Des Moines. We have great drink prices and a modest selection of both domestic, import and micro brew beers. We also have a variety of liquor also. Weekends we host live music every friday and saturday free shows.

834 Hull Ave
Des Moines,
IA
US

With more than 40 years of experience, the salesmen and mechanics at NB Golf Cars know their way around all kinds of off-road sports, trail, and utility vehicles. In addition to packing their showrooms with the latest commercial and industrial models, they also keep owners motoring smoothly with thorough inspections, tune-ups, and repair services.

4509 NE 14th St
Des Moines,
IA
US

A third generation of the Foggia family helms Gino's Food & Restaurants, which still cooks the recipes founder Gino Foggia first created in 1966. At the restaurant's Des Moines and West Des Moines locations, chefs stuff housemade ravioli with meat, layer lasagna with housemade meatballs, and toss freshly rolled cavatelli with sausages made onsite. Other pasta dishes, such as chicken marsala served over linguine, join pan-seared fish and the kitchen's signature steak de burgo, which comprises two fillet medallions with butter-garlic de burgo sauce, on the menu of Italian favorites. Wines, martinis, and desserts such as spumoni complement meals with the charm of two mismatched but lovable roommates.

2809 6th Ave
Des Moines,
IA
US

As children and their caretakers enjoy a leisurely day at Union Park, a cluster of animals—storks, giraffes, brown bears, and ostriches among them —suddenly storms past. What sounds like a stampede is really the family-friendly site of The Heritage Carousel of Des Moines, which has been entertaining guests since 1998. For only 50 cents, participants can hop aboard the turn-of-the-century replica carousel, which builders hand carved from basswood and hand painted. As the dulcet tones of an old-fashioned band organ hum in the background, the carousel accommodates children, wedding parties, and bull riders in training. Elsewhere, riders can pause from carousel excursions to sample other Union Park attractions such as multiage play equipment and the Rocket Slide, whose recent repainting replicates its original look from the early 1970s.

1802 Pennsylvania Avenue
Des Moines,
IA
US

The umber hue of scotches hints at bouquets of smoke and peat and bottles of liquor with notes of orange, rhubarb, and cherry await for future drinks. At Central City Liquors, colorful labels display brand names ranging from Grey Goose and Patr?n to Captain Morgan and Jack Daniel?s. In addition, an inventory of tequilas, whiskeys, and gins provides all the ingredients to make any mixed drink and half the ingredients to make a guitar full of gin.

1460 2nd Ave
Des Moines,
IA
US

The YMCA of Greater Des Moines has been promoting healthy living to families and individuals in the surrounding communities since 1868. One month of family membership (good for two adults and any dependants under the age of 23) entitles tribes to full usage of any of the area locations including the brand new YMCA Healthy Living Center. Membership amenities encompass access to fitness equipment, lap and therapeutic pools, more than 500 fitness classes like kickboxing, yoga, tai chi, and water aerobics, reduced program rates, access to the child care nursery, and many other programs and services, which vary according to location. Each family member will also get three sessions of personalized attention from one of the Y’s Healthy Living Coaches, who can help make the most of your month of muscling by helping the whole family become acclimated to the equipment, establish fitness goals, and transform into an entire tribe of variously sized Rocky Balboas.

1611 11th Street
Des Moines,
IA
US