Catch a Family Retreat in Des Moines

Catch an open air-museum at Living History Farms. Bring the kids. Learn the story of Midwestern agriculture. Recreate daily life in Iowa beginning in the 1700s. Experience hands-on learning.

Stop for lunch at the nearby Machine Shed. Family-style eats. Mammoth-sized cinnamon rolls. Iced to perfection.

Spend the afternoon and evening at Jordan Creek Town Center. More than 125 retail stores. Local gems and national chains. Restaurant eateries to satisfy any craving. Complete with a 20-screen movie theater. Excitement for the young and the young at heart.

Spend the morning at Gray’s Lake. A scenic lake nestled beneath a skyline view. Accessible to miles of trails. Stand-up paddle boards, water bikes and other boats available for rent.

Catch a thrill—and some lunch—at Adventureland Park. More than 100 rides. Shows and attractions. Three great roller coasters. New ride planned for 2014. Waterpark admission also included.

Catch a strike at Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl and Grill. Under-water themed bowling alley. Adventurous treats like alligator and crawfish. Kid-friendly eats like burgers and pizza. Then venture to connected Bass Pro Shops for a museum, art gallery, aquarium and shopping experience. Sure to keep the family entertained!


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