Things To Do In Boone


Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum: Train Ride and Museum Visit for Two or Four at Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum (Up to 45% Off)

Train Ride and Museum Visit for Two or Four at Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum (Up to 45% Off)

Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum

Boone

Explore Des Moines River Valley from a 1920s locomotive before delving into Iowa’s railway history through the museum’s train exhibits

$56 $32

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Forte Studios: One Hour of In-Studio Recording from Forte Studios (50% Off)

One Hour of In-Studio Recording from Forte Studios (50% Off)

Forte Studios

Boone

From the merchant: Start your album or demo with an hour recording any instrument of your choice, including one hour of free setup time.

$144 $72

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Sky Zone Des Moines: One Hour of Open-Jump Time for Two with Reusable SkySocks at Sky Zone Des Moines (Up to 45% Off). Two Options.

One Hour of Open-Jump Time for Two with Reusable SkySocks at Sky Zone Des Moines (Up to 45% Off). Two Options.

Sky Zone Des Moines

Grimes

Wall-to-wall trampolines, a basketball hoop, and a foam pit provide endless opportunities for all ages to have fun and burn off energy

$30 $16.50

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Science Center of Iowa: Science Center of Iowa Admission and an IMAX Documentary for Two, Four, or Six (Up to 49% Off)

Science Center of Iowa Admission and an IMAX Documentary for Two, Four, or Six (Up to 49% Off)

Science Center of Iowa

Downtown Des Moines

Interactive exhibits include rocket building and space exploration, with six-story IMAX Dome Theater and daily science demonstrations

$36 $25

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Jester Park Equestrian Center: Riding Lessons or Trail Ride for Two at Jester Park Equestrian Center (Up to 48% Off). Four Options Available.

Riding Lessons or Trail Ride for Two at Jester Park Equestrian Center (Up to 48% Off). Four Options Available.

Jester Park Equestrian Center

Saylorville Reservoir

Instructors teach students riding and horsemanship techniques, or take pairs on a trail ride through the countryside

$35 $19

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

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

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

Monkey Joe's

West Des Moines

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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Funny Bone Comedy Club and Restaurant: Standup Comedy for Two or Four at Des Moines Funny Bone Through November 28 (Up to 69% Off)

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

Funny Bone Comedy Club and Restaurant

Des Moines Funny Bone

Upcoming acts include comics seen on Last Comic Standing, HBO, Conan and Comedy Central

$40 $15

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Kil'n Time Studio: BYOB Glass Fusion Class for Two or Four at Kil'n Time Studio (Up to 53% Off)

BYOB Glass Fusion Class for Two or Four at Kil'n Time Studio (Up to 53% Off)

Kil'n Time Studio

Waukee

Instructors teach students how to work with glass during fun, BYOB classes

$80 $39

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Kil'n Time Studio: Pottery Wheel Throwing Class for Two or Four at Kil'n Time Studio (50% Off)

Pottery Wheel Throwing Class for Two or Four at Kil'n Time Studio (50% Off)

Kil'n Time Studio

Waukee

Instructors teach students to throw clay on a pottery wheel during two-hour sessions with two pounds of clay

$60 $30

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Perry Golf & Country Club: Weekday or Weekend Golf with Cart for Two or Four at Perry Golf & Country Club (Up to 69% Off)

Weekday or Weekend Golf with Cart for Two or Four at Perry Golf & Country Club (Up to 69% Off)

Perry Golf & Country Club

Union

Golf club open for nearly a century boasts 9-hole layout spread across 40 acres of scenic land

$80 $29

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Skate South: Roller-Skating with Skate Rental for Two or Four at Skate South (Half Off)

Roller-Skating with Skate Rental for Two or Four at Skate South (Half Off)

Skate South

Des Moines

Pairs and foursomes glide around in traditional quad skates or inline skates

$18 $10

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Penoach Vineyard & Winery: $18 for a Wine Tasting for Four with Souvenir Glasses at Penoach Vineyard & Winery ($37 Value)

$18 for a Wine Tasting for Four with Souvenir Glasses at Penoach Vineyard & Winery ($37 Value)

Penoach Vineyard & Winery

Adel

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

$37 $18

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Pumpkinville Corn Maze: Admission for Two, Four, or Six to Corn Maze at Pumpkinville Corn Maze (Up to 50% Off)

Admission for Two, Four, or Six to Corn Maze at Pumpkinville Corn Maze (Up to 50% Off)

Pumpkinville Corn Maze

Mitchellville

Stretching up to 20 acres, the fourth-generation corn and soybean farm’s maze often keeps adventurers exploring for an hour or longer

$14 $8

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La Vida Loca Winery: Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four at La Vida Loca Winery (Up to 48% Off)

Wine-Tasting Package for Two or Four at La Vida Loca Winery (Up to 48% Off)

La Vida Loca Winery

Lincoln

Sample sweet, semisweet, or dry wine at family-owned winery, then take home a bottle and wineglasses

$32 $18

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Annelise Winery: Wine Tasting Package for Two or Four at Annelise Winery (Up to 46% Off)

Wine Tasting Package for Two or Four at Annelise Winery (Up to 46% Off)

Annelise Winery

Lincoln

Guests at a scenic family winery can sample premium selections before taking a bottle and souvenir glass home with them

$34 $20

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Grape Escape Winery: Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Take-Home Wineglasses and Bottle of Wine at Grape Escape Winery (Up to 50% Off)

Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Take-Home Wineglasses and Bottle of Wine at Grape Escape Winery (Up to 50% Off)

Grape Escape Winery

Pleasantville

Guests savor sips of wine concocted from 100% Iowa grown grapes, then take home logo-emblazoned glasses and a bottle to share

$26 $13

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Challenge Nation: $25 for Entry to SCI CAN Challenge Des Moines Charity Scavenger Hunt on September 20th, 2015 ($55 Value)

$25 for Entry to SCI CAN Challenge Des Moines Charity Scavenger Hunt on September 20th, 2015 ($55 Value)

Challenge Nation

Johnny's Hall of Fame

Teams race to solve clues and strategize to win cash prizes and awards during urban race; music and drink specials at post-race party

$55 $25

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Rolling Hills Golf Course: 18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart Rental Included at Rolling Hills Golf Course (Up to 51% Off)

18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart Rental Included at Rolling Hills Golf Course (Up to 51% Off)

Rolling Hills Golf Course

Norwalk

Golfers loop nine-hole course twice over for 18-hole round, encountering an emerald landscape highlighted by 6 holes with water

$70 $35

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A&s Archery: Six Hours of Archery from A&S Archery (43% Off)

Six Hours of Archery from A&S Archery (43% Off)

A&s Archery

Grimes

From the merchant: Six hours of range time in our indoor archery range

$60 $34

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Bos Landen Golf Club: $49 for 18-Hole Round of Golf for Two with Cart Rental at Bos Landen Golf Club ($130 Value)

$49 for 18-Hole Round of Golf for Two with Cart Rental at Bos Landen Golf Club ($130 Value)

Bos Landen Golf Club

Pella

18-hole, par-72 course designed by architect Dick Phelps winds through190 acres of dense forest; name means “Land of the Woods” in Dutch

$130 $49

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Toad Valley Golf Course: Mini Golf for 4 or 8, or a Mini Golf Birthday-Party Package at Toad Valley Golf Course (Up to 53% Off)

Mini Golf for 4 or 8, or a Mini Golf Birthday-Party Package at Toad Valley Golf Course (Up to 53% Off)

Toad Valley Golf Course

Pleasant Hill

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

$20 $10

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The Carry Academy: $25 for an Online Concealed-Carry Permit Course ($49.99 Value)

$25 for an Online Concealed-Carry Permit Course ($49.99 Value)

The Carry Academy

 

Class with a firearms-safety training video led by NRA-certified instructor; after completion, pupils can apply for concealed-carry permits

$49.99 $25

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Online Carry Training: $35 for an Online Multi-state Concealed-Carry-Weapon Course from Online Carry Training ($70 Value)

$35 for an Online Multi-state Concealed-Carry-Weapon Course from Online Carry Training ($70 Value)

Online Carry Training

 

Completion of an online 45- to 60-minute concealed-carry-weapon course lets grads apply for licenses valid in up to 34 states

$70 $35

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Willow Creek Golf Course: 9-Hole Round of Golf for One, Two, or Four, Plus Cart Rental at Willow Creek Golf Course (Up to 52% Off)

9-Hole Round of Golf for One, Two, or Four, Plus Cart Rental at Willow Creek Golf Course (Up to 52% Off)

Willow Creek Golf Course

Des Moines

Mature trees line two 9-hole courses; this deal includes cart rental for one, two, or four

$31 $15

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

$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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Emerald Hills Golf Club: 18-Hole Round of Golf for One, Two, or Four at Emerald Hills Golf Club (Up to 52% Off)

18-Hole Round of Golf for One, Two, or Four at Emerald Hills Golf Club (Up to 52% Off)

Emerald Hills Golf Club

Arnolds Park

Hilly terrain and multiple doglegs can lead to hazardous lies on 18-hole course that measures 6,632 yd. from back tees

$61 $29

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Rangemasters Training Center: Up to 67% Off gun range package at Rangemasters Training Center

Up to 67% Off gun range package at Rangemasters Training Center

Rangemasters Training Center

Clive

From the merchant: Ideal for first time shooters. Learn and shoot with a certified instructor, we provide the firearms and ammo.

$175 $79

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Oskaloosa Golf Course: 18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart for Two or Four at Oskaloosa Golf Course (Up to50%  Off)

18-Hole Round of Golf with Cart for Two or Four at Oskaloosa Golf Course (Up to50% Off)

Oskaloosa Golf Course

Oskaloosa

Using rolling countryside as natural palette for their artful pendulums, golfers enjoy manicured conditions on a course open since 1920

$70 $35

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Louw Stables: $69 for Four Horseback-Riding Lessons for Children or Adults  ($140 Value)

$69 for Four Horseback-Riding Lessons for Children or Adults ($140 Value)

Louw Stables

Van Meter

In group lessons for ages 7–adult, students learn animal care and horsemanship fundamentals

$140 $69

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Felton Training Group: $29.99 for an Online Multi-State Concealed-Carry Permit Course from Felton Training Group ($60 Value)

$29.99 for an Online Multi-State Concealed-Carry Permit Course from Felton Training Group ($60 Value)

Felton Training Group

 

Online course completed at your convenience. Upon completion you receive a certificate you may use to apply for a permit valid in 29 states

$60 $29.99

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Bone Thugs-N-Harmony: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony (Friday, November 6, at 7 p.m.)

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony (Friday, November 6, at 7 p.m.)

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

Seven Flags Event Center

Grammy-winning hip-hop outfit behind “Tha Crossroads” celebrates the 20th anniversary of E. 1999 Eternal by performing the entire album

$36.40 $26

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Dale Valley Vineyard: Wine-Tasting for Four or Eight with Take-Home Bottles of Wine and Wineglasses at Dale Valley Vineyard (50% Off)

Wine-Tasting for Four or Eight with Take-Home Bottles of Wine and Wineglasses at Dale Valley Vineyard (50% Off)

Dale Valley Vineyard

Stuart

In a renovated 19th-century schoolhouse, visitors sample eclectic red and white wines crafted from locally grown ingredients

$32 $16

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The Last Laugh Comedy Theater: Mainstage Improv Show at The Last Laugh Comedy Theater, Friday and Saturday Through September 30 (Up to 55% Off)

Mainstage Improv Show at The Last Laugh Comedy Theater, Friday and Saturday Through September 30 (Up to 55% Off)

The Last Laugh Comedy Theater

The Last Laugh Comedy Theater

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

$15.48 $7

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Soaring Adventures of America, Inc.: Flight Ticket for Hot-Air Balloon Ride for 1, 2, 3 or 4 from Soaring Adventures of America, Inc. (Up to 26% Off)

Flight Ticket for Hot-Air Balloon Ride for 1, 2, 3 or 4 from Soaring Adventures of America, Inc. (Up to 26% Off)

Soaring Adventures of America, Inc.

 

Leisurely float through the skies in the basket of a colorful hot air balloon

$229.95 $169.95

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

$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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Aspen Athletic Clubs: Month Membership and Unlimited Group Fitness Classes for One or Two at Aspen Athletic Clubs (Up to 90% Off)

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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Game On, LLC: Laser-Tag Sessions or Party at Game On, LLC (Up to 69% Off). Seven Options Available.

Laser-Tag Sessions or Party at Game On, LLC (Up to 69% Off). Seven Options Available.

Game On, LLC

Centerville

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

$10 $5

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Mixology Training: $39.99 for an Online Wine-Making Course from Mixology Training ($595 Value)

$39.99 for an Online Wine-Making Course from Mixology Training ($595 Value)

Mixology Training

 

Learn how to make wine from the comfort of your own home with this online wine-making course led by a master wine maker

$595 $39.99

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CLS Fantasy Camp or Sprint Cup: 1-Day NASCAR Race Package or Exclusive 3-Day Fantasy Camp Experience During Chase Weekend at Chicagoland Speedway (Up to 70% Off)

1-Day NASCAR Race Package or Exclusive 3-Day Fantasy Camp Experience During Chase Weekend at Chicagoland Speedway (Up to 70% Off)

CLS Fantasy Camp or Sprint Cup

Chicagoland Speedway

Race tickets, pit passes, pace-car rides and more help fans celebrate the start of the Sprint Cup Series playoffs

$200 $99

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Mixology Training: $29 for On-Demand Master Beer-Brewing Course from Mixology Training ($595 Value)

$29 for On-Demand Master Beer-Brewing Course from Mixology Training ($595 Value)

Mixology Training

 

In online course, master brewer Bob Sylvester delves deep into the beer-brewing process, from sanitation and hop variety to equipment setup

$595 $29

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SkillSuccess: $19 for an Online Piano Course at SkillSuccess ($199 Value)

$19 for an Online Piano Course at SkillSuccess ($199 Value)

SkillSuccess

 

Online course teaches piano-playing basics, helping complete novices reach the level of early intermediate standard pianist

$199 $19

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Universal Class: Online Wine Course or One Month or Year of Access to Online Courses from Universal Class (Up to 73% Off)

Online Wine Course or One Month or Year of Access to Online Courses from Universal Class (Up to 73% Off)

Universal Class

 

Opt for an online wine course that teaches wine basics or one month or one year of unlimited access to more than 500 online courses

$55 $15

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CraftBeerAtHome.com: Lifetime Membership to Craft-Beer-Brewing Online Course from CraftBeerAtHome.com ($199 Value)

Lifetime Membership to Craft-Beer-Brewing Online Course from CraftBeerAtHome.com ($199 Value)

CraftBeerAtHome.com

 

The lifetime access course details the differences between various beers and walks students through step-by-step instruction for brewing

$199 $25

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Crossfit Des Moines: Month of On Ramp CrossFit Classes for One or Two with Optional Membership to Crossfit Des Moines (Up to 77% Off)

Month of On Ramp CrossFit Classes for One or Two with Optional Membership to Crossfit Des Moines (Up to 77% Off)

Crossfit Des Moines

Waukee

On Ramp classes introduce students to CrossFit, including its key moves and terminology

$140 $39

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Center Stage Ukulele Academy: $15 for One Year of Online Ukulele Lessons from Center Stage Ukulele Academy ($108 Value)

$15 for One Year of Online Ukulele Lessons from Center Stage Ukulele Academy ($108 Value)

Center Stage Ukulele Academy

 

Knowledgable ukulele expert teaches newbies the ropes with helpful, easy-to-follow instructional videos

$108 $15

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Active Defense Awareness Training: Concealed-Carry Course at Active Defense Awareness Training (Up to 69% Off). Four Options Available.

Concealed-Carry Course at Active Defense Awareness Training (Up to 69% Off). Four Options Available.

Active Defense Awareness Training

Multiple Locations

Concealed-carry course can be accompanied by a defensive pistol manual or a private simulation-training session

$120 $39

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FantasyHub: $15 for $30 Worth of Fantasy Sports Games at FantasyHub

$15 for $30 Worth of Fantasy Sports Games at FantasyHub

FantasyHub

 

Draft the best pro football, baseball, and basketball players for your fantasy team, then play to win each game for yourself and a charity

$30 $15

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CrossFit Afterburn: One or Two Months of Unlimited Fit Factory Classes at CrossFit Afterburn (Up to 65% Off)

One or Two Months of Unlimited Fit Factory Classes at CrossFit Afterburn (Up to 65% Off)

CrossFit Afterburn

Des Moines

Fast-paced, high-intensity cardio in a class that incorporates boot-camp and circuit-style training for stability, endurance & strength

$99 $39

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  • Woodward Golf Club
    Since opening in 1969, the nine-hole course at Woodward Golf Club has showcased a golfing oasis just off the southwest corner of Woodward. With few trees scattered about the course and forgiving fairway designs, golfers can unleash power off the tees without fear of losing their shots to dense forests filled with thick brush and thin trolls hungry for golf balls. A recreational pool awaits near the clubhouse, ready to cool down bodies overworked by the heat or the strenuous struts that follow stressful putts. Course at a Glance: * Nine-hole, par 35 course * Total length of 3,022 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 68.1 from the back tees * Course slope of 109 from the back tees
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    2810 130th St
    Woodward, IA US
  • Cedar Pointe Golf Course
    Cedar Pointe Golf Course’s 18-hole layout unfurls across 6,647 yards of pristine fairways cleaved into a landscape of mature trees and rough-side waterways. The course eases golfers into the round with eight relatively straightforward holes before testing swings at the ninth hole, where tee shots must clear a pond on their multishot journey to a windswept flagstick 543 yards in the distance. The intervening water at the end of the front nine foretells an upsurge in aquatic obstacles in the course’s second act, where a slender pond runs between the 12th and 13th holes and two ponds loom menacingly at the junction of the 10th, 11th, and 18th holes, tempting many hydrophobic golf balls to forge doctor’s notes allowing them to stay in the dry bag. An adjacent driving range prepares players and gun-shy three-woods before the round, and a revamped clubhouse and bar await just beyond the 18th green, where pin-hunting posses can recap their round over a frothy beverage. Course at a Glance: 18-hole, par 72 course Length of 6,647 yards from the farthest tees Course rating of 71.1 from the farthest tees Slope rating of 120 from the farthest tees Four tee options Download scorecard
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    601 South Cedar Street
    Boone, IA US
  • Honey Creek Golf Club Des Moines, IA
    Cleaved through the bucolic terrain of Ledges State Park, Honey Creek Golf Club’s 18-hole course bounds over contoured terrain amid prairieland flora and mature tree lines. The challenging par 71 starts fast, with water in play on four holes on the front nine, including a forced carry on the second tee that will punish shaky swings and drivers that forgot to stretch before the round. Multiple dog-leg holes cater to players who can work their drives both ways, helping them find the bentgrass fairways and avoid the arbors and brambly prairie grass of the rough. A difficult layout for those teeing up from the back tees, the course features five tee options to make the round surmountable for players of any ability. Course at a Glance: 18-hole, par 71 course Length of 6,805 yards from the farthest tees Course rating of 70.5 from the farthest tees Slope rating of 131 from the farthest tees Five tee options Link to scorecard
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    1323 Noble Lynx Dr
    Boone, IA US
  • Central Iowa Impact
    The Range 10 25-yard lanes Automatic target carriers Shooting benches available Meet the Founder Matt Halsrud dedicated his life to helping people. After serving in the United States Marine Corps for six years, Matt became an NRA-certified pistol instructor and chief range-safety officer. Using this knowledge and experience, he founded Central Iowa Impact in 2014. At a Glance Central Iowa Impact helps visitors feel more comfortable owning and handling firearms. The center's shooting range and two classrooms provide students with safe, controlled learning environments. A separate retail area features an extensive selection of firearms and accessories.
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    2520 Eastgate Drive
    Boone, IA US
  • Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum
    Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum’s campus features 9,000 square feet of exhibits, classrooms, and libraries dedicated to all eras of Iowa’s railway history. But the museum campus is one part of the organization’s attractions, since the it keeps actual 1920s-era coach cars coasting the tracks, chugging past sights and recreating the experience railway riders have enjoyed for nearly 100 years. The ancient engine follows the tracks in the Des Moines River Valley, taking visitors to old coal towns or allowing them to soak in scenic views. After their ride, travelers can return to the museum, where they can view track equipment, ogle dining car china, or learn why one has to wear coveralls to steer a train.
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    225 10th St.
    Boone, IA US
  • Waveland Cafe West
    Sit down with a simple sandwich or salad — Waveland Cafe West caters to those craving an all-American meal. Waveland Cafe West is a fantastic spot to indulge and with no low-fat options, you'll need to save the diet for another day. Gather up your group of friends and head to Waveland Cafe West, a local restaurant that has room for large groups. null The restaurant offers free parking in the lot next door. The food here is super budget-friendly, too, with most items costing less than $15. Chow down on breakfast, lunch, or dinner fare at Waveland Cafe West — they're open for all three meals.
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    35653 Ute Ave
    Booneville, IA US

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