Things To Do In West Des Moines

Standup for Two or Four at Des Moines Funny Bone Through March 28 (Up to 69% Off)

Des Moines Funny Bone

Des Moines Funny Bone

Upcoming acts include an impressionist/hypnotist and nationally touring comics

$40 $15

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

Fitness World West

Multiple Locations

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

$248 $29

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

Whatta' Dish

West Des Moines

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

$30 $15

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$20 for 18 Holes on the Blue and White Course, Plus Cart at Willow Creek Golf Course ($38 Value)

Willow Creek Golf Course

Des Moines

Mature trees line two 9-hole courses, which can both be played to reach a total of 18 holes

$38 $20

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

Glowgolf

Des Moines

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

$18 $10

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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

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

$247 $49

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

Howell's Pumpkin Patch

Cumming

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

$32 $19

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Kids' Painting Class for One, Two, or Four from El Arte Uncorked (50% Off)

El Arte Uncorked

Multiple Locations

During 90-minute classes held at Monkey Joe’s, kids paint their own masterpiece on a 16”x20” canvas; parents may join kids for no added cost

$40 $20

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Countryside Golf Course's 18-hole layout rolls across 6,366 yards of the Iowa countryside, but it's the first 574 yards that immediately catch golfers' attention. The course challenges players from the moment they stake their tree slivers into the soil of the first tee box, where they look out onto the course's hardest-rated hole: a 574-yard par 5 that doglegs to the right towards a green guarded by sand and water on either side. The difficult opener sets the tone for the rest of the course, where water comes into play on seven holes—six on the front nine—and all but one hole features at least one greenside bunker.

After their round, players who have not spoiled their appetite by grazing on the course's lush bent grass can head toward the clubhouse for a post-round meal or drink. At the wooden u-shaped bar, guests can crack open a beer and refuel with hot dogs and sandwiches.

Course at a Glance: * 18-hole course * Bent grass fairways and greens * Length of 6,366 yards from the farthest tees * Three tee options * Link to scorecard

3089 North Ave
Norwalk,
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Since its 1965 founding in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 600 locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength. Nearly 3.5 million Gold's members chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers at cycling sessions. In a diverse lineup of group classes, patrons strengthen cores with Pilates, finger-paint pictures of ninjas in martial arts, and amp up heart rates along to the pulsating soundtracks of Les Mills routines.

Many Gold's Gym locations stockpile futuristic amenities, such as cardio machines with individual iPod docks and televisions that help keep patrons motivated.

1550 22nd St
West Des Moines,
IA
US

Anytime Fitness is a busy, popular fitness chain that works to remove common obstacles to working out. At any one of the 21 locations this Groupon is valid for, clients have 24/7 access to the gym’s cardio and strength-training equipment, and some locations offer group fitness classes, such as Zumba and small group training. Certified personal trainers are available to help those looking to take their workouts to the next level, and members can finish their exercise routines with a stop off at the onsite tanning booth to add a summery glow to muscles.

13435 University Ave
Clive,
IA
US

At Snap Fitness’ 24-hour gym, guests come and go armed with their access keys and are able to work out at their convenience. Around the gym, rows of cardio machines and stacks of free weights stand by as personal trainers show guests the most efficient ways to pump iron and bench-press their old refrigerators.

7450 Bridgewood Boulevard
West Des Moines,
IA
US

Within the lounge-style bar 515 Ultra Lounge, bartenders sling drinks to a raucous crowd dancing to ambient house-music beats. Each night, live DJs churn out thumping house music amid the club's sleek black walls accented by neon pink, green, and purple lighting effects. Posh couches lure partiers to ease into their sleek leather cushions or to push them together to build a dance-floor fort while sipping on vodka-and-Red Bulls ($6–$8.50) or rum-and-cokes ($4–$5). Visitors can relax at private tables as servers visit them throughout the night with bottle service, armed with 750 milliliters of Captain Morgan, Smirnoff, Absolut, or other comparably priced libations, so patrons need not fight their way through throngs of humans and cyborgs disguised as humans to snag cocktails.

5535 Mills Civic Pkwy
West Des Moines,
IA
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As the 2005 champions of the Premier Development League, the Des Moines Menace open their 18th season by taming their Heartland Division rivals, the St. Louis Lions. Throughout the 90 minutes of fierce competition, players chase and foot-pummel the soccer ball down the field in an effort to score goals and show off their designer shin guards to the crowd. The Menace's roster contains some of the country's top amateur players, with more than 10 of the team's alumni having graduated to Major League Soccer.

4440 Mills Civic Parkway
West Des Moines,
IA
US