Things To Do In Des Moines


Ice Skating with Skate Rentals for Two, Four, or Six at Brenton Skating Plaza (Up to 53% Off)

Brenton Skating Plaza

East Village

Skaters glide across the ice amid panoramic downtown views

$20.50 $11

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Jim Brickman: "Love Around the Piano" at Hoyt Sherman Place on February 12 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Jim Brickman In Concert "Love Around The Piano"

Hoyt Sherman Place

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Silky-voiced adult-contemporary singer and pianist plays his major romantic hits such as “Valentine” and “Rocket to the Moon”

$47.95 $24

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$12 for a Des Moines Home + Garden Show Visit for Two ($24 Value)

Des Moines Home + Garden Show

Iowa Events Center

Exhibitors, celebrity speakers, and local artisans help homeowners find inspiration for home improvements during a four-day show

$24 $12

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

B Squared Recording Studios

Des Moines

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

$190 $105

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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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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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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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One or Two Months of Unlimited Classes at CrossFit Afterburn (Up to 73% Off)

CrossFit Afterburn

Des Moines

CrossFit classes use functional body weight exercises combined with tools such as kettlebells for a high-intensity, varied workout

$130 $39

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

Studio3

Woodland Heights

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

$20 $10

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Month Membership and Unlimited Group Fitness Classes for One or Two at Aspen Athletic Clubs (Up to 90% Off)

Aspen Athletic Clubs

Multiple Locations

Expansive gyms grant guests access to more than 175 group classes per week, personal training, unlimited tanning, and childcare services

$140 $19

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Raccoon River Excursions mobilizes merriment, sending colorful inner tubes and party buses zooming down their respective rivers and roads. During tubing excursions, guides shuttle groups to a launch point on the Raccoon River. After donning life vests, intrepid travelers lay atop their buoyant donuts and drift down 7–8 miles of gentle waters before boarding buses back to home base. Decked with MP3 and CD sound systems and beverage stations, spacious party buses chauffeur revelers as they celebrate impending nuptials or recent subpoenas by grooving on the dance floor and whipping around the dance pole under glinting LED lights.

1271 e 36th st
Des Moines,
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The Indianapolis Home Show helps homeowners revitalize their home and hearth, exposing them to new products, styles, and techniques for remodeling their homes, lawns, and neighbors' driveways. During the 10-day event, hundreds of exhibitors and experts divulge their knowledge on topics ranging from landscaping to security systems, and celebrity designers such as Kevin O'Connor?the host of This Old House and Ask This Old House ?dole out sage advice on the event's stage.

730 3rd Street
Des Moines,
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Some runners race for the thrill of victory while others just want to escape from the living dead. Half traditional 5K, half horror movie come to life, the Zombie Run 5K has something for everyone. At the starting line, the human racers—known for their ability to enunciate, give warm handshakes, and appreciate paprika—are tipped off that horror looms as they embark from a flipped tanker that has spilled zombie-birthing toxic goo. After a 1K warm-up, the tension ratchets as contestants enter the second K's militarized zone, where the walking, lurching, and jogging dead begin to give chase.

Now since zombies are a fictional creation, they're played by fellow racers clad in bloody makeup and trained in zombie choreography. And since eating people is still illegal in the U.S., humans wear flags that the zombies grab in lieu of chomping. Zombies multiply like zombie rabbits across three more running zones, including a vaccination hydration center reprieve and a heart-pounding 2K free-for-all to the finish. Alive or "dead," everybody gets to finish the race, which is followed by the Quarantine Party—featuring live DJ music from alive DJs, snacks and refreshments, and movie-quality zombie makeovers for people who want to nail the job interviews they have the next day.

4051 Dean Avenue
Des Moines,
IA
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Elena Tobiash and Igor Velikanov are so comfortable on their skates, they look like they float over the ice instead of skating through it. Elena is a former member of the Russian Olympic skating team, while Igor entertained audiences as a member of the Russian Ballet on Ice. Both have more than 15 years of coaching experience, as well as certification from the United States Figure Skating Association. Today, they pass on their training to young skaters through their Learn to Skate and Power Class sessions, empowering youngsters to glide with confidence and grace.

1111 Army Post Road
Des Moines,
IA
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If it takes place on synthetic ice, it's probably going down at The Ice Ridge. The Ice Ridge rink, made of eco-friendly panels that mimic real ice, hosts skaters of practically every age and experience level, whether they're taking classes or celebrating birthdays. The indoor space, encircled by the expansive square's blue walls, is kept safe thanks to the watchful eyes of instructors and supervisors. Skaters may embark on a variety of activities, learning to play hockey, socializing at on-ice fundraising events, or having an adventure after being kicked out for ice-fishing attempts. An onsite pro shop equips rink-goers with boots, blades, and services, such as repairs and fittings.

1111 E Army Post Rd.
Des Moines,
IA
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Located a bit off of the beaten path, this museum is a haven for those who enjoy modern art. The architecture is world-class, and the exhibits within will exceed your expectations. Well-known artists from John Singer Sargent to Georgia O’Keeffe are available for viewing within the permanent collection, and temporary exhibitions are usually available to further enhance your experience. Donors keep admission to this fantastic collection free for visitors, so there’s no reason to miss it. For a bonus, check out the studio art workshops, which are available for all ages, to improve your own artistic abilities while learning from local art instructors.

4700 Grand Ave
Des Moines,
IA
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