Things To Do In Des Moines


Concealed-Carry Permit Certification Course for One or Two or Online Video Course from CCW Pros (Up to 79% Off)

CCW Pros

Multiple Locations

Conceal and carry permit certification course qualifies students to continue applying for an Iowa permit

$120 $49

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

Studio3

Studio3

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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$20 for 30 Fitness and Kickboxing Classes from FIGHT2FITNESS ($299 Value)

FIGHT2FITNESS

Multiple Locations

30-class pass allows students of all ability levels to gain access to a variety of fitness and Kickboxing classes at various locations

$299 $20

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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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$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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Iowa Energy D-League Basketball Game with Food Voucher at Wells Fargo Arena on February 25 or 27 (Up to 61% Off)

Iowa Energy

Wells Fargo Arena

Members of the NBA D-League, the Energy square off against teams including division rival (and vulnerable division leader) Sioux Falls

$31 $12

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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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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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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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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,
IA
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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,
IA
US
Midwest Cage Championship, the region's largest MMA organization, has been showcasing brutal cage fights in Des Moines for more than five years. In 12 bouts across seven divisions, bone-cracking ballerinas will dance a pugilistic pas de deux, gracefully pirouetting into each other's pressure points. Lonnie Scriven and "Hollywood" Johnny Case join together to explore a vast terrain of bodily pain in the lightweight championship. Then, for the main event, light heavyweights Jesse Lund and Tyrone Roberts come to blows over the ownership of a belt, like deal-crazed shoppers at a Belt-Mart firesale.
730 3rd St.
Des Moines,
IA
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Jasper's modern winery squeezes the life out of central Iowan grapes to create a delicious lineup of colorful wines. The 60-minute VIP tasting gives groups of four or double-four a tour of the winery's chambers and splashes tongues with tastes of all 11 vintages, which include the crisp and citrusy Edelweiss white and the Norton dry red, whose smells of baked fruit awaken connoisseurs to flavors of currant and blackberry with slight hints of cinnamon and mint.
2400 George Flagg Pkwy
Des Moines,
IA
US
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
US
Chow down on all of your pub favorites at High Life Lounge. Don't expect to find any low-fat fare on High Life Lounge's menu — you'll need to be prepared to indulge a bit. Drinks all around! Pair your dinner with a beverage from High Life Lounge's full bar. High Life Lounge is kid-friendly, so little ones are welcome to tag along. Fridays are for fun! Come check out the vibe at High Life Lounge. Your large group can all sit together at High Life Lounge. High Life Lounge offers patio seating in the warmer months. No need to put on airs for a trip to High Life Lounge — the dress code and ambience at this restaurant are totally laid-back. High Life Lounge's diners can park in a nearby lot or on the street. Locals flock to High Life Lounge for a meal they know will be high quality and low price. Head on over to High Life Lounge first thing in the morning or last thing in the evening — High Life Lounge is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
200 SW 2nd St
Des Moines,
IA
US
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