Activities in Iowa

Up to 71% Off Formula Car Racing Experiences

The Formula Experience

Iowa Speedway

$99 $29

Burn rubber in a Porsche Boxster on a race-rack ridealong with a professional driver, or take the wheel of a Formula car for 5 or 10 laps

Up to 47% Off Train Ride and Railroad-Museum Visit

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

Up to 42% Off Paddleboard Fitness Sessions

SUP Iowa

Oak Hill Marina

$20 $12

Cardio challenge on-board and land includes push ups, planks and more, offering a workout that tests balance and strengthens the core

Rick Springfield – Up to 34% Off Concert

Rick Springfield, Eddie Money, and Little River Band

MID-AMERICA CENTER

$44 $30

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Beloved classic rock acts treat fans to timeless hits such as "Jessie's Girl," "Baby Hold On," and "Reminiscing"

Rick Springfield – Up to 34% Off Concert

Rick Springfield, Eddie Money, and Little River Band

MID-AMERICA CENTER

$44 $30

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Beloved classic rock acts treat fans to timeless hits such as "Jessie's Girl," "Baby Hold On," and "Reminiscing"

John Wayne Birthplace – 50% Off a Visit

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

Up to 51% Off Races or Scavenger Hunt from Grinnell Games

Grinnell Games

Multiple Locations

$35 $17

Families team up for kid-friendly scavenger hunt, racers crawl through mud in Warrior Race 5K, or sprint to the finish line in trail run 10K

Up to 51% Off Races or Scavenger Hunt from Grinnell Games

Grinnell Games

Multiple Locations

$35 $17

Families team up for kid-friendly scavenger hunt, racers crawl through mud in Warrior Race 5K, or sprint to the finish line in trail run 10K

Tree Town Music Festival – Up to $213 Off Brad Paisley and Others

Tree Town Music Festival

Heritage Park

$179.76 $115

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Headliners include Brad Paisley and Toby Keith, plus rising stars Chris Young, Brantley Gilbert, Scotty McCreery, David Nail, and Tyler Farr

Up to 49% Off Golf at Wahkonsa Country Club

Wahkonsa Country Club

Durant

$37 $19

Golf course has been challenging players since 1967 with great length at almost 7,000 yards from the tips, ponds in play, and large trees

Country on the River Festival – Up to 51% Off

Country on the River Festival feat. Bret Michaels

WestFair Grounds

$67 $33

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Two-day festival welcomes rocker Bret Michaels, powerhouse quartet Lonestar, singer-songwriter Gary Allan, and more

Country on the River Festival – Up to 51% Off

Country on the River Festival feat. Bret Michaels

WestFair Grounds

$67 $33

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Two-day festival welcomes rocker Bret Michaels, powerhouse quartet Lonestar, singer-songwriter Gary Allan, and more

62% Off Introductory Fencing Class for Two

Iowa City Fencing Center

Iowa City

$50 $19

Learn the basics of foil fencing alongside a partner before applying new skills during a practice bout

50% Off Segway Tour at Chestnut Mountain Resort

Chestnut Mountain Resort - Leisure Offers

Chestnut Mountain Resort

$100 $50

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Groups of up to eight people learn to operate Segways and then take a 3-mile route through the lush landscape of Chestnut Mountain

50% Off Horseback Trail Ride or Lessons

Ridgetop Horse Ranch

Milo

$70 $35

Customers can enjoy nature during a one-hour trail ride, or riders aged 3 and older can learn horsemanship skills during private lessons

Up to 54% Off Private Horseback Riding

Ventures Riding Center

Sumner

$50 $25

Students can ride Trixie, Chicken, or Zoey during horseback-riding lessons

Up to 50% Off Share My Smile Benefit Concert

Share My Smile’s Children’s Summer Festival

Council Bluffs

$20 $11

Family-friendly festival with live music, bounce houses, and games; proceeds benefit Share My Smile

Up to 62% Off Discover Flight or Aircraft Ground School

Advanced Air Incorporated

Council Bluffs

$524 $199

Ground school and practice flight preps prospective pilots for FAA exams; discovery flight lets up to three passengers enjoy scenic views

Run or Dye 5K Race Entry

Run or Dye

McElroy Auditorium

$47 $23.50

This lively 5K race douses its participants in colourful dyes as they cross the finish line

Select Local Merchants

The Omaha Rollergirls joust elbow-to-elbow with territorial rival Mid Iowa during a late-season, hard-hitting double-header. Founded in 2006 and owned by the skaters themselves, the club has surged to an impressive seventh-place ranking in the South Central region of the Women's Flat Track Derby Association. Instilling a sense of hometown pride by painting their stomachs with the mayor's name, fans of any age can cheer on the Rollers' two teams—the Midwest-focused AAA squad and the more experienced, travelling All-Stars—during a pair of bouts on May 19, both of which feature two 30-minute periods separated by a brief intermission. As Axl Rogue, Ima Firestarter, and the rest of the Rollergirls soar around the track collecting points, referees police the action, sending troublemakers to the penalty box for dangerous infractions such as tripping, blocking from behind, and littering the track with thousands of marbles.

1 Arena Way
Council Bluffs,
IA
US

With cruises and rentals from Dubuque’s American Lady Yacht Cruises, you can set sail along the Mississippi River either as a relaxed passenger or an adventuresome captain. Aboard the $1 million American Lady yacht, passengers roam the vessel's two stories, slipping into the climate-controlled interior salons or enjoying the river breeze on the open bow and upper deck. The yacht has hosted weddings and corporate events, and it regularly departs on happy hour and sunset dinner cruises that treat passengers to fresh air, panoramic views, drinks, and refreshments from the ship’s caterer, Catfish Charlie’s River Club.

Sylvan 21- and 24-foot pontoon boats are also in the company's fleet.

1630 E 16th Street Ext
Dubuque,
IA
US

Behind Whatta' Dish's handsome, unpainted wood exterior lies a treasure trove of similarly unadorned pottery that awaits the caress of a paintbrush. Ensconced in warm light and bright, multihued walls, guests embellish a wide array of bisque pieces, such as ornaments, pet dishes, and plates. As the last coat begins to dry, Whatta' Dish's staff whisks finished pieces away, glazing and firing them to give each item a protective gloss that makes it safe for use with food and trips through the dishwasher. Guests are free to tote along their own snacks and beverages of choice.

509 Elm St
West Des Moines,
IA
US

At Just Train For Life Fitness, certified P90X trainers motivate fit-seekers to push themselves to lead healthier lives through high-intensity P90X classes. The body-sculpting regimens blend cardio, resistance training, core work, and mobility exercises, and can be modified to suit varying levels of fitness. Though the workouts are challenging, the trainers cultivate a friendly atmosphere and opt for positive encouragement over in-your-face shouting or stealing the slowest performer's lunch money.

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Ankeny,
IA
US

There’s no turning back once visitors are wheeled via pallet jack into The Slaughterhouse, not unlike pigs being carried to their bloody end. Once inside, visitors must navigate a winding, cavernous fortress of solid steel, careful to avoid whirring chainsaws, murderous madmen, and adorable teething puppies.

1300 Metro East Drive
Pleasant Hill,
IA
US

The personal trainers of Drive Fitness, each equipped with at least five years of experience and certifications through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, customize workouts based on clients’ needs during at-home personal training and group fitness classes. During either form of lesson, the instructors make use of services such as punching mitts, jump ropes, stability balls, and TRX Suspension Training.

1455 Marilyn Dr
North Liberty,
IA
US