Things To Do In West Des Moines


Admission for Two or Four to Play Center at Monkey Joe's (Up to 47% Off)

Monkey Joe's

Monkey Joe's

Kids 12 and under can enjoy a play center full of inflatable obstacles, as well as an arcade

$19.98 $11

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

Whatta' Dish

Whatta' Dish

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

$30 $15

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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

J. Johnson Photo

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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$49 for One Month of Kids Swim Lessons at Aqua-Tots ($99 value)

Aqua-Tots

West Des Moines

Instructors teach water safety, breathing, and stroke techniques to kids of all abilities

$99 $49

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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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$14 for a Distillery Experience for Two at Broadbent Distillery ($20 Value)

Broadbent Distillery

Broadbent Distillery

Sample the complex flavors of artisan-made spirits such as the Bella Limoncello or Orangecello, or the Two Jay’s Iowa corn whiskey

$20 $14

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  • Des Moines Menace
    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.
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    6400 Westown Pkwy
    West Des Moines, IA US
  • Des Moines Dance
    Des Moines Dance teaches ballroom dance lessons both as group or private lessons. We teach in an academic style and provide a fun learning experience.
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    1970 Grand Avenue
    West Des Moines, IA US
  • Monkey Joe's
    Laughter fills the air as kids zip down slides and caper about a jungle of wall-to-wall inflatables and obstacle courses within Monkey Joe?s play center. Kids 12 and under romp throughout the air-conditioned playscape?s obstacles, and tykes 3 and under stretch their imaginations on the softer and smaller attractions in the toddler play area. An orchestra of electronic beeps fills the arcade, and the scents of savory pizza waft from a concessions stand. Colorful balloons and cakes pack party rooms, where birthday boys and girls unwrap presents and brand-new imaginary friends. Safety is paramount to Monkey Joe?s. The play areas are always supervised by the trained staff, and as little ones frolic, a child security system tracks visitors through identity bracelets and video monitoring. These safety measures?combined with the use of FDA-certified cleaning solutions?put parents at ease.
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    1600 Valley W Dr., Ste. 100
    West Des Moines, IA US
  • Limey's Pub
    Munch on tasty pub grub at Limey's Pub. Limey's Pub worries about making delicious food, not counting calories. Limey's Pub also operates a bar, so a round of drinks with dinner is not out of the question. Limey's Pub is the place to be for a celebratory happy hour. Warm weather, delectable dishes, and an awesome atmosphere make for a dream night out at Limey's Pub. Weekend diners may find themselves waiting for a table, as Friday and Saturday nights tend to draw a crowd. A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the patrons at your next shindig. Score free parking at the lot adjacent to Limey's Pub. Limey's Pub makes it their goal to serve food that is both delicious and affordable. Limey's Pub accepts major credit cards, including Discovery and AMEX.
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    1970 Grand Ave
    West Des Moines, IA US
  • Billy Joe's Lounge
    Billy Joe's Lounge serves American-style cuisine in the middle of West Des Moines' West Des Moines district. Calorie-counters won t find any low-fat fare here, so enjoy the menu and take a break from the diet. Parties of any size can easily be seated at Billy Joe's Lounge. No need to put on airs for a trip to Billy Joe's Lounge — the dress code and ambience at this restaurant are totally laid-back. Billy Joe's Lounge is located in a prime area for those who wish to park in lots. Thrifty eaters will also love Billy Joe's Lounge's prices, which are generally below $15. Save the cash for another day and pay by major credit card at Billy Joe's Lounge. Billy Joe's Lounge dishes up breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by for your favorite meal.
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    1701 25th Street
    West Des Moines, IA US
  • Funny Bone Comedy Club and Restaurant
    With locations dotted along the country, Funny Bone Comedy Clubs host local and nationally touring comedians plucked from sources such as Comedy Central and Last Comic Standing. Over the past three decades, these hallowed stages have served as a launching pad for up-and-comers and have been graced by the likes of Ellen DeGeneres, Kathleen Madigan, Jim Breuer, and the clown from It, who is no longer welcome at birthday parties. Funny Bone Comedy Clubs stay involved in their respective communities by also hosting numerous charitable functions, magic shows, and children?s comedy.
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    560 S Prairie View Dr.
    West Des Moines, IA US