Things To Do In West Des Moines


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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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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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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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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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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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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J. Johnson Photo: Three-Hour Shoot Better Pictures Class, Photo-Editing Class, or Both Classes at J. Johnson Photo (Up to 87% Off)

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

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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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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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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Howell's Pumpkin Patch: 
$20 for Admission for Four to Howell's Pumpkin Patch ($36 Value)

$20 for Admission for Four to Howell's Pumpkin Patch ($36 Value)

Howell's Pumpkin Patch

Cumming

After a tractor ride, families can pick their favorite jack-o-lanter-to-be at a pumpkin patch with a corn maze, barnyard, and go-carts

$36 $20

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lindsey Opp Yoga: Five Yoga Classes at Lindsey Opp Yoga (74% Off)

Five Yoga Classes at Lindsey Opp Yoga (74% Off)

Lindsey Opp Yoga

Urbandale

From the merchant: Total body workout designed to sculpt every muscle while boosting your metabolism and pushing your limits.

$70 $18

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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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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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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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Cedar Pointe Golf Course: Golf Outing with Cart for Two or Four at Cedar Pointe Golf Course (Up to 52% Off)

Golf Outing with Cart for Two or Four at Cedar Pointe Golf Course (Up to 52% Off)

Cedar Pointe Golf Course

Boone

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

$72 $35

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Paint Nite: Two-Hour Social Painting Event from Paint Nite (Up to 46% Off)

Two-Hour Social Painting Event from Paint Nite (Up to 46% Off)

Paint Nite

Des Moines

At local bars and restaurants, painters of all skill levels enjoy cocktails as they create their own pieces guided by an experienced artist

$45 $25

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rockstar Academy: One Year of Online Piano Lessons from Rockstar Academy (97% Off)

One Year of Online Piano Lessons from Rockstar Academy (97% Off)

Rockstar Academy

 

An experienced teacher helps beginner and intermediate students and musicians learn how to improve their piano or keyboard playing

$316 $10

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  • Gold's Gym
    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.
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    1550 22nd St
    West Des Moines, IA US
  • Purely Pilates
    Take advantage of the top-notch machinery at West Des Moines' Purely Pilates and lose those pesky five pounds. Develop kickboxing skills and discipline during one of these high-intensity kickboxing classes. A great body starts with a high-intensity workout. That's why everyone recommends cross fit to transform your fitness. Building a support network is ideal for weight loss or achieving great fitness. Let the personal trainers give you guidance and support when you sign up for a session with them today. Parking is available at an adjacent lot.
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    4825 Ep True Pkwy
    West Des Moines, IA US
  • Val Lanes Recreation Center
    Everyone can brush up on their bowling technique at Val Lanes Recreation Center in West Des Moines, where a good time is guaranteed. Forget the hassle of street parking and head to Val Lanes Recreation Center for easy access to parking lots.
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    100 Ashworth Rd
    West Des Moines, IA US
  • West Grand Golf
    If you're seeking a good golf course for beginners to become acquainted with the game, West Grand Golf in West Des Moines is a great choice. Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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    6450 Raccoon River Drive
    West Des Moines, IA US
  • Legacy Golf Club
    Since opening in 2002, the course at Legacy Golf Club has collected a litany of regional and national awards thanks to an ingenious layout envisioned by Jeffrey D. Brauer, who claims a ranking in Golf Inc.’s 2010 list of the world’s highest-value course architects. Each player that tees up on the first hole peers into the abyss of Mr. Brauer’s delicate design, relying on precise control to avoid the Kentucky bluegrass roughs and water hazards that come into play on 14 holes¬—including all 9 on the back side. Those who succeed enjoy luxuriant lies on the bentgrass fairways, and earn the best chance of shooting the par of 72, not counting the illegal practice of using the club as a baseball bat. En route, they must slay the par 4 2nd hole, a downhill screamer with a dramatic approach over a 5-acre lake, as well as the par 3 14th and 17th holes, where matters are complicated by swirling winds. Before hanging up their golf gloves for the day, players must clear a final high hurdle in the 611-yard par 5 18th hole, where a large amphitheater-style green funnels well-placed approaches and echoes shouts of “Fore!” Class A PGA Professional Rob Randall heads up Legacy Golf Club’s golf school, having claimed much recognition for his instructional prowess. He brings expertise earned over more than 20 years and some 20,000 golf lessons to his lessons at the practice facility, where bentgrass tees, six target greens, and TaylorMade practice balls lend veracity to practicing swings and juggling-based intimidation tactics. Course at a Glance: 18-hole, par 72 course Total length of 7,199 yards from the back tees Course rating of 74.7 from the back tees Course slope of 137 from the back tees Four sets of tees per hole Scorecard
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    400 Legacy Pkwy
    Norwalk, IA US
  • Fitness World West
    Fitness World West has been trimming Iowa's waistlines since 1986. Its three modern, fully equipped facilities hold more than 75 weekly fitness classes, an aquatic program accredited by the Arthritis Foundation, and advanced strength equipment from Hammer, Cybex, and Paramount. During the diverse lineup of fitness classes, the gym's trainers pump up their students' motivation with rigorous, varying workouts that include Zumba, yoga, cross training, and Greco-Roman spelling bees. For one-on-one instruction, personal trainers work with clients to design fitness plans that optimize results, taking advantage of the center’s cushioned track and the cardio theater's elliptical machines, cross trainers, bikes, and treadmills. When working out solo, clients can set brainwaves to one of 80 channels broadcasting from the cardio machines' personal flat-screen TVs, jogging or biking along to motivational music videos, athletic competitions, or home-shopping auctions. The gym’s selection of Olympic free weights stands ready to fatigue muscles before the whirlpool, sauna, or steam room relieves and relaxes deep-rooted aches. In addition to increasing clients’ physical prowess, Fitness World West's knowledgeable staff help overhaul the unhealthy habits of their clients through computerized fitness assessments and personalized nutrition consultations. And, during workouts, they welcome parents to entrust their children to the kids' gym and nursery, where an eagle-eyed staff member watches over little ones as they romp around or lead troops of G.I. Joe figurines in taxing pushup regimens.
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    3200 Westown Pkwy
    West Des Moines, IA US

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