What to do in Iowa

Activities, attractions and tours
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Iowa Attractions

If you're ready to discover the best of Iowa, join a few of the top tours & day trips on offer, and have a friendly guide show you the most popular landmarks. Offering free cancellations and no added fees, our {30 fun activities in Iowa fun activities in Iowa} are also worth browsing through.

What to do in Iowa

Things to Do in Iowa with Kids

Iowa has loads of close by fun things to do for you and the kids. Our family friendly experiences will keep the crew happy for days.


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Frequently asked questions

What should I not miss in Iowa?
You just can’t go home without crossing off the following list of inspiring sights:

  • Adventureland
  • Iowa State Fairgrounds
  • Blank Park Zoo
  • Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

Are there cheap things to do in Iowa?
Sign up for a Kayak Rentals at Quarry Springs Outfitters and put the dollars you save toward more amazing experiences.
What can you do in Iowa for free?
You could store your credit card in the hotel safe for the day, because these top attractions will cost you nothing at all:

  • Iowa State Fairgrounds
  • Iowa State Capitol Building
  • Des Moines Art Center
  • Iowa State University

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