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    Things to do in Des Moines for one night?

    Some friends of mine are road tripping from Butler to Cali, leaving on Saturday. They're going to be in Des Moines at 6 PM, and are looking for something fun to do that night (museums, landmarks, etc). They're not 21, so keep that in mind as well. Any help is appreciated, thanks!



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    Re: Things to do in Des Moines for one night?

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    Haven't been there but it looks like it could be entertaining.

    Barnstormers or ICubs in town?



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    Re: Things to do in Des Moines for one night?

    Not 21? This place is just for them... Chuck E Cheese's



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    Re: Things to do in Des Moines for one night?

    Sat is May the 5th - known as Cinco de Mayo - Valley Junction in WDM is usually hopping !



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    Re: Things to do in Des Moines for one night?

    Baby Ruthie Iowa, google search that.



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    Re: Things to do in Des Moines for one night?

    Lumberyard, Big Earls Goldmine, I-Cubs game



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    Re: Things to do in Des Moines for one night?

    Check craigslist casual encounters

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    Re:Things to do in Des Moines for one night?

    Go to Jordan creek mall



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    Re: Things to do in Des Moines for one night?

    I always recommend checking out the seedesmoines.com for ideas. Here is what is on the calender for Saturday:

    Calendar - Greater Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau

    A few standout IMO.

    Cinco De Mayo street party in the East Village. This might work out well since you mentioned they might want to see the sites. This would put them within walking distance of the Iowa State Capitol Building & grounds.

    I-Cubs are in town. 7:05 1st pitch.

    Also, even non-artsy fartsy types tend to like the Sculpture Park, so that is worth a look.

    For all the above, I'd recommend parking somewhere downtown and getting B*Cycle bikes to get around (assuming you have decent weather). Des Moines B-cycle | Des Moines Bike-Sharing Program | B-Cycle | bcycle.com You could take the trail past Principal Park and around Gray's Lake and back. Note: I think it is something like $5 per bike for 24-hr access (ignore the membership plans on the website).

    Here's a decent map that shows some of the bike trail options around downtown but is also helpful in general for downtown sites. Downtown Des Moines

    Also (even though it seems to be in never ending construction mode), worth heading down to the Des Moines River and checking out the riverwalk.

    Tons of great places to eat downtown, I'm sure people would have recommendations if you need them.


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    Re: Things to do in Des Moines for one night?

    They are in luck, if they are able to be in DSM by 6 they'll be able to make it to KC by 9 at the latest.



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    Re: Things to do in Des Moines for one night?

    Quote Originally Posted by CYphyllis View Post
    They are in luck, if they are able to be in DSM by 6 they'll be able to make it to KC by 9 at the latest.



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    Re: Things to do in Des Moines for one night?

    Try to take in a show at Wooley (sp) or the Muse (sp) after the I-Cubs most the shows are pretty legit and you don't have to be 21 to get in. Grab some Jeathro's for dinner and then Drake dinner for breakfast on your way out.

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    go to the zoo haha



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    Re: Things to do in Des Moines for one night?

    ^you'll have to check their websites to see if the shows are all ages or not. House of Bricks also offers all ages shows at times. It's the "Mews"...BTW, as in Vaudville Mews. I know the show at People's is 21+ that night.

    I think you were joking, but zoo closes at 5:00 pm on Saturdays FWIW.


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    Re: Things to do in Des Moines for one night?

    Quote Originally Posted by CYphyllis View Post
    They are in luck, if they are able to be in DSM by 6 they'll be able to make it to KC by 9 at the latest.
    It was already mentioned that the I-Cubs are in town...so they don't need to drive 3 hours to watch minor league baseball.


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