From May - September, Adventureland Theme Park and Adventure Bay Water Park entertain 600,000 people annually with over 100 rides, shows and attractions -including some of the country's most thrilling roller coasters, challenging the most avid amusement park enthusiasts! Kokomo Cove is a virtual splash factory and Adventure Bay includes 20 waterslides, Iowa's longest Lazy River, food and retail stands. This park is a full-scale 180 acre resort complete with Inn and Campground!
I-80 & Hwy. 65 (Exit 142)
Bass Pro Shops
Bass Pro Shops developed a beautiful store complete with amazing homemade fudge, original Murals featuring Iowa outdoor scenes and a 28,000 gallon fresh water aquarium – home for many species of native fish! When you’re finished perusing and shopping for just about anything on your outdoor enthusiasts list, you can stop in to Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl for a tasty something off the menu or enjoy a few games of bowling!
If grown-up thrills are what you’re after, Prairie Meadows is just what you need! Over 2.5 million people take advantage of the many ticketed and free concerts, racing, gambling and great food at Prairie Meadows! Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino is full of grown-up thrills –24/7! The casino boasts 1,900 slot machines, table games and poker. Live thoroughbred, quarter horse and harness racing thrill race fans April-October, with simulcast racing available all year. Top it all off with internationally recognized entertainers performing regularly at The Meadows Events & Conference Center – and the fabulous dining at AJ’s Steakhouse and the Triple Crown Buffet! NEW in 2012 is the beautiful hotel providing lodging after a full day of fun! www.prairiemeadows.com
Outlets of Des Moines
If you're looking for a place to shop, eat or celebrate, look no further than the Outlets of Des Moines. Outlets of Des Moines is an open-air lifestyle destination and the region's first outlet center. the center includes nationally renowned stores such as ASICS, Nike Factory Store, Express Factory Store, francesca's, LOFT Outlet, Converse, Tommy Hilfiger, Under Armour, Bath & Body Works, Forever 21, Ralph Lauren, Brooks Brothers, Vera Bradley, Le Creuset and Michael Kors, just to name a few. Come for the shopping and stay for the entertainment including food truck festivals, concerts, crafts & more! Visit www.outletsofdesmoines.com for coupon booklets & more information!