Things To Do In West Des Moines

50% Off 10-Week Fitness Challenge

Multiple Locations

$399 $199

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

50% Off Fitness Classes at Cycle Down Dawg

West Des Moines

$120 $60

Cycling classes feature state-of-the-art sound, lighting, and visuals; TRX classes build strength; yoga improves flexibility and posture

Half Off Roller-Skating at Skate South

Multiple Locations

$18 $9

Pairs and foursomes glide around in traditional quad skates or inline skates; Skate West has a glossy wood floor

88% Off Fitness World West Membership

Multiple Locations

$248 $29

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

Up to 87% Off Photography Classes

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

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Up to 77% Off Metabolic Training at Twork It Out Fitness

Clive

$210 $49

35-minute workouts held four days a week work to chisel the core, build muscles, boost metabolism, and improve heart health

Up to 45% Off Science Center of Iowa for 2 or 4

Downtown Des Moines

$22 $12

Interactive exhibits include rocket building, space exploration, with recent additions of the Eureka! Lab and renovated Small Discoveries

50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

East Village

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

59% Off Bowling for Up to Six

Multiple Locations

$95 $39

Up to six players bowl on lanes equipped with optional bumpers and automatic scoring systems, and enjoy soda and pizza between frames

40% Off Gymnastics

Des Moines

$100 $60

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Half Off Yoga and Dance Classes

Drake Park

$60 $30

Certified instructors lead yoga and meditation classes for all skill levels, as well as bellydancing and barre work

53% Off 5K Sleepy Hollow Mud and Beer Run Entries

Des Moines

$190 $89

Races benefiting different charities route runners through muddy obstacles or beer-themed challenges

51% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons at Louw Stables

Van Meter

$140 $69

Students aged 7 through adult learn animal care and horsemanship fundamentals on and off this stable's well-tempered steeds

John Wayne Birthplace – 50% Off a Visit

Winterset

$14 $7

Birthplace of Oscar-winning actor John Wayne, star of The Searchers and True Grit, features artifacts from his films and life

93% Off Boot Camp Package at Elite Edge Gym

Waukee

$443 $29

Program blends kickboxing, strength training, and meal planning

52% Off Wine Tasting at Penoach Vineyard & Winery

Adel

$33 $16

Wine tasters uncork a bottle of one of Penoach's wines, such as Farmhouse White or Windmill Red, sipped from a souvenir glass

50% Off Classes at TGR Fitness

Ankeny

$60 $30

Fitness center hosts an array of introductory and advanced classes in pole fitness, TRX, Piloxing, and more

Up to 53% Off Yoga or Barre Classes

Ankeny

$75 $35

Calm your mind and boost your flexibility in a beginners' or Hot Power yoga class or sculpt muscles in barre classes

Up to 50% Off Mini Golf in Pleasant Hill

Pleasant Hill

$20 $11

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Mini-golf course is designed after a full-size golf course's putting greens with contoured planes, roughs, sand traps, and water hazards

Up to 48% Off Golf at Terrace Hills Golf Course

Clay

$48 $27

Golfers avoid water that lurks on eight holes and trees that line fairways as they complete and 18-hole, par 71 excursion

Up to 50% Off Horseback Riding

Four Mile

$70 $38

14-acre tract hosts instruction in English and Western pleasure riding overseen by lifelong horse lover

50% Off Horseback Trail Ride or Lessons

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 51% Off Wine Tour and Tasting

Indianola

$40 $20

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Tour-goers can sip wine and eat cheese and crackers

50% Off from SKAL - Wine & Beer Tastings

Factory Stores of America Outlet

$50 $25

Enjoy live music while sampling beers and wines

Up to 60% Off at Camp Hantesa

Camp Hantesa

$64 $30

Enjoy the beautiful grounds of Boone, IA for an overnight stay with family or days chock-full of activities for kids

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

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 62% Off Golf Outing for 2 or 4

Marcy

$144 $55

Scenic par 72 course begins with open, forgiving front 9, easing golfers into back 9 that features water hazards on nearly every hole

59% Off Obstacle-Course Race

Iowa

$119 $49

Waist-high waters, rope swings, cargo nets, and mud pits challenge racers across a 5- to 7-mile course that culminates in an after-party

Up to 50% Off at Honey Creek Golf Club

Worth

$44 $22

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Bentgrass fairways bound over rolling hills and bend around mature trees and water hazards at a challenging 6,805 yd. course

25% Off Race-Day Package

Newton

$400 $299

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Have your name plastered to a race car with sponsorship packages that include complimentary pit and garage passes

Half Off Racing Experiences

Iowa Speedway

$129 $64

Professional drivers sate passengers' need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

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Periwinkle Place Manor B&B

$270 $139

Pairs dine on a hearty meal while participating in a twisting tale of mayhem and murder, and enjoy a one-night stay with breakfast

Up to 36% Off Intro to Flight Lessons

Marshalltown Municipal Airport

$69 $44

Take to the skies in a four-place, low-wing Piper airplane during lesson with a professional instructor

Up to 69% Off Laser-Tag Sessions or Party

Centerville

$10 $5

Drug- and alcohol-free arcade with a LaZer Runner laser-tag system; for parties, customers may bring outside food

50% Off Movie Package

Waverly

$27 $13.50

Surround-sound system booms audio of first-run releases as viewers in plush seats snack on popcorn and soda

Select Local Merchants

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
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

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

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
US

West Grand Golf houses a golf-practice center, an accolade-garnering mini-golf course, and a traditional driving range where Groupon-holders can use their buckets of balls during multiple visits. The well-designed practice center helps golfers tweak their short games on large putting and chipping greens surrounded by sand bunkers that devour misfired dimpled balls and rogue cacti. Thanks to the laser-measured target greens, clubheads can test how far and accurately they can tee off on a variety of even and uneven tees nestled in fairway- and sand-based conditions. West Grand Golf also illuminates the expansive range with stadium lighting, perfect for those who enjoy practicing before bedtime or members of the PGA tour's vampire league.

6450 Raccoon River Dr
West Des Moines,
IA
US

Ranked in Golfweek's Best Courses You Can Play in Indiana, the course at Prairie View Golf Club is situated on 206 acres of environmentally protected land along the White River with scenic prairieland and five lakes. The Robert Trent Jones, Jr. design features natural wetlands with a rushing stream that comes into play on four holes, forcing players to demonstrate deft control or gilled golf bags. On the front nine, the prairie setting invites harsh winds to blow across bentgrass fairways, often knocking shots off course. As players make the turn onto the back nine, they notice a marked difference in the environment, as open prairies give way to tall sycamore, oak, beech, and cottonwood trees lying just beyond the Kentucky bluegrass rough. Across the river lies Conner Prairie, a historical re-enactment village whose elegant, 1830s-era style was adopted for the design of the course's 15,000-square-foot clubhouse.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 72 course
  • Total length of 7,073 yards from the back tees
  • Course rating of 74.5 from the back tees
  • Course slope of 138 from the back tees
  • Four sets of tees per hole

400 Legacy Pkwy
Norwalk,
IA
US