Things To Do In West Des Moines

50% Off 10-Week Fitness Challenge

Farrell's Extreme Body Shaping

Multiple Locations

$399 $199

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

Up to 67% Off Standup-Comedy Show

Des Moines Funny Bone

West Des Moines

$76 $25

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Upcoming acts include an exuberant Rob Little, a musical J.R. Brow, and an impressionist Doug Thompson

88% Off Fitness World West Membership

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

Half Off Kids' Painting Class

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

Half Off Studio-Fee Sessions at Whatta’ Dish

Whatta' Dish

West Des Moines

$30 $15

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

Up to 47% Off at Skate West

Skate West and Skate South

Multiple Locations

$18 $10

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

45% Off Hookah and Refills

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

Up to 50% Off Mini Golf for 2, 4, or 6 at Glowgolf

Glowgolf

Des Moines

$18 $10

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

Up to 87% Off Photography Classes

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

Des Moines Menace Soccer—Up to 57% Off Games

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

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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.

1970 Grand Avenue
West Des Moines,
IA
US

Each of the Monkey Joe's bounce houses and fun parks located in 17 states draws its inspiration from its eponymous mascot. Legend has it that the furry purple monkey discovered bouncing by accidentally falling out of a coconut tree, and he decided then and there to spread the fun with inflatable bounce houses and obstacles, slides, and jungle gyms.

Kids aged 12 and younger can split their time among the inflatable play center, and toddlers aged 3 and younger seek binky-laden treasure chests in special play areas. With an eye toward sanitation, the staffers oversee regular wipe-downs with Swisher Hygiene formulas. They also host parties, where video monitoring and identity bracelets keep track of guests to ensure safety.

1600 Valley West Dr
West Des Moines,
IA
US

At Skate South, wheeled boots are put to good use. Families and friends lace up pairs for roller-skating, speed skating, and roller hockey. To get even more out of their skates, they can also join roller-derby classes and host birthday parties at the rink. Those parties get festive with light sticks and pizza, as well as skate time with Skate South's mascot, Roller Roo. On Wednesday Ramp Nights, guests can even swap their skates for boards and grab some air.

2019 Grand Avenue
West Des Moines,
IA
US

Certified yoga instructors at Power Life Yoga lead energizing classes to motivating music in a semiheated studio. Each class ranges from 45 to 60 minutes and is available for all skill levels.

5465 Mills Civic Pkwy.
West Des Moines,
IA
US

Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable members to work on their physical well-being with a cornucopia of fitness equipment. With 24-hour access, members don't have to let The Man tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength and cardio equipment, which features built-in TVs and other media diversions. For those who exercise during conventional hours, Snap's friendly, unintimidating atmosphere welcomes patrons of all ability levels, unlike schoolyard dodge-ball squads. Members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations, ideal for working out while traveling. For a dose of custom advice, patrons can seek out a personal-training session with a certified coach, who helps them assess and address their fitness goals. Clients reap the benefit of individual attention as a personal trainer helps them tackle weight loss, prepare for an arm-wrestling competition, or unveil the mysteries of arcane cable-weight machines.

7450 Bridgewood Blvd
West Des Moines,
IA
US

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 Gym 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