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Allsup's Pumpkinville and Corn Maze

Pumpkinville is one of the best Fall outings you will find in Central Iowa. We have lots of groups and individuals come visit our fifth generation family farm. Both the young and old find something to have fun doing. Create your own traditions and family memories that last a lifetime.

Mitchellville, IA Mazes

Sleepy Hollow Sports Park

Sixty-acre park features nine-hole, par-three golf course, go-karts, miniature golf, driving range, batting range, climbing wall, sand volleyball. Hayrack rides and Halloween activities. Winter activities include snow tubing, snowboarding and skiing. Lodge, concession/game area.

Des Moines, IA Fun Centers

Oak View II Hunting Club

Premier upland game bird hunting for pheasants, chukar and quail, access to 700 acres of prime hunting ground with an extended season and no bag limits. Dressed birds, bird cleaning service, clubhouse, guides and dogs available.

Runnells, IA Hunting

Iowa State Capitol

Century-old building features 275-foot gold-leafed dome flanked by four smaller domes, grand staircase and beautiful woodwork. See legislative and old Supreme Court chambers, Governor's office, five-story law library, scale model of Battleship Iowa, collection of first-lady dolls. Tours last 60

Des Moines, IA Historic Buildings

Adventureland Park

Theme park with more than 100

Altoona, IA Amusement Parks

Des Moines Playhouse

The Playhouse presents 12-14 musicals, comedies, dramas and family shows each year.

Des Moines, IA Theatres

Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino

Come and enjoy 1,500 slot machines, table games (including blackjack and poker), live and simulcast horse racing. Restaurant (breakfast, lunch and dinner), concessions and cocktail lounges.

Altoona, IA Casinos

Living History Farms

Learn the amazing story of how Iowans transformed fertile prairies into the most productive farmland in the world. Travel at your own pace through five time periods spanning 300 years: the 1700 Ioway Indian village, the 1850 Pioneer Farm, the 1875 frontier town of Walnut Hill, the 1900

Urbandale, IA Living History

Basilica of St. John

Designated a basilica in 1989. Northern Italian/Lombardy Romanesque style, with gold-leaf coffered ceilings and 46 stained-glass windows, including a 15-foot Munich rose window. Ornate plaster and travertine marble interior.

Des Moines, IA Historic Churches

White Water University Fun Park

Enjoy water park with wave pool, tubing rides, water slides, lazy river, children's play pool, and hot tub. Play 18 holes of California-style golf and ride Iowa's only twin-engine go-carts. Visit the ultimate haunted house at Halloween.

Pleasant Hill, IA Water Parks

Heritage Carousel of Des Moines

Thirty animals and two wheelchair-accessible chariots turn to the music of a Stinson band organ on this colorful wooden carousel. Located in a city park near the Des Moines River, the carousel features handpainted scenes of Des Moines landmarks.

Des Moines, IA Carousels

Jordan House

This stately Victorian home was built in 1850 and added to in 1870 by the first white settler in West Des Moines, James C. Jordan. Completely refurbished, this mansion was once part of the Underground Railroad and today houses 16

West Des Moines, IA Famous Homes

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