Things To Do In West Des Moines

$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

$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

$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

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

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

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

El Arte Uncorked

Monkey Joe's

$40 $20

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

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

10-Week Fitness Challenge at Farrell's Extreme Body Shaping (50% Off)

Farrell's Extreme Body Shaping

Multiple Locations

$399 $199

10-week exercise regimen based on conditioning paired with community support and nutrition counseling

6 or 12 Classes at Power Life Yoga (Up to 64% Off)

Power Life Yoga

Multiple Locations

$96 $45

Yoga instructors lead energizing classes to motivated music

Ticket Packages to See the Des Moines Menace Soccer Team at Valley Stadium (Up to 57% Off). Multiple Games Available.

Des Moines Menace

Valley Stadium

$18 $9

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The Des Moines Menace take on rival clubs in the Heartland Division of the Premier Development League, then sign autographs for fans

Mainstage Improv Show at The Last Laugh Comedy Theater (Up to 55% Off)

The Last Laugh Comedy Theater

West Des Moines

$15.40 $7

Audiences help the cast create an improv show at a theater founded by a teacher and performer from Second City

Admission and Skate Rental for Two or Four at Skate West (Up to 47% Off)

Skate West and Skate South

Multiple Locations

$18 $10

Skaters lace up in rental skates and cruise to tunes played by live DJs

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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,
IA
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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 Blvd
West Des Moines,
IA
US

Maximum Fitness and X-Press Fitness pump puny tugboat bicep tattoos into bulging battleships with an array of modern cardio and strength equipment, all available at any time via the 24-hour access card. Maximum Fitness members can take part in free one-hour power-yoga classes, held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m., and patrons of X-Press Fitness can partake in Xrkade Interactive Fitness Club, a virtual world of fitness that relies on interactivity and perspiratory pleasure. Both locations offer sparkling locker rooms, satellite-ready TV screens, and foam-brick walls that await celebratory destructive shoulder charges from all-achieving athletes.

640 S 50th St
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.

6400 Westown Pkwy
West Des Moines,
IA
US