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Des Moines - Outdoor Activities

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Ranked #1 of 19 Outdoor Activities in Des Moines
Category: Zoos
Owner description: A wide variety of animals are housed in natural settings at this 22-acre, relatively small zoo, dedicated to caring for the... more » Owner description: A wide variety of animals are housed in natural settings at this 22-acre, relatively small zoo, dedicated to caring for the over 800 animals, educating the public about different species, and generating fun experiences for children, such as crawling through simulated prairie dog tunnels and feeding, petting and riding animals. « less
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Ranked #2 of 19 Outdoor Activities in Des Moines
Category: Other outdoor activities; Outdoor Activities
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Ranked #3 of 19 Outdoor Activities in Des Moines
Category: Jogging Paths/ Tracks; Biking Trails
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Ranked #4 of 19 Outdoor Activities in Des Moines
Category: Biking Trails
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Ranked #5 of 19 Outdoor Activities in Des Moines
Category: Sports Camps/ Clinics; Specialty Shops
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Ranked #6 of 19 Outdoor Activities in Des Moines
Category: Golf Courses; Outdoor Activities
Owner description: Originally founded in 1894 and listed by the USGA as one of the first 100 clubs established in the U.S., this course... more » Owner description: Originally founded in 1894 and listed by the USGA as one of the first 100 clubs established in the U.S., this course continues to pose a challenge to golfers of all abilities due to its bold elevation changes and well-guarded greens. « less
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Ranked #7 of 19 Outdoor Activities in Des Moines
Category: Golf Courses; Outdoor Activities
Owner description: Renowned for excellent playing conditions, this 18-hole bent grass course offers large, fast greens and fairways that are... more » Owner description: Renowned for excellent playing conditions, this 18-hole bent grass course offers large, fast greens and fairways that are heavily lined with pines. « less
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Ranked #8 of 19 Outdoor Activities in Des Moines
Category: Golf Courses; Outdoor Activities
This relatively flat course is perfect for seniors who like to walk and golfers who are new to the game.
Ranked #9 of 19 Outdoor Activities in Des Moines
Category: Golf Courses; Tours
Owner description: An Arnold Palmer Signature Course which has recently been selected to host the Allianz SR PGA TOUR Championship and is noted... more » Owner description: An Arnold Palmer Signature Course which has recently been selected to host the Allianz SR PGA TOUR Championship and is noted for its bold elevation changes and magnificent vistas. « less
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Ranked #10 of 19 Outdoor Activities in Des Moines
Category: Golf Courses; Outdoor Activities
Owner description: Built at the turn of the century, this 18-hole public course does not offer the excitement of modern golf design; however, it... more » Owner description: Built at the turn of the century, this 18-hole public course does not offer the excitement of modern golf design; however, it does provide beautiful lake vistas, a reduced time commitment for rounds, and a good chance for scoring a personal best. « less
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Ranked #11 of 19 Outdoor Activities in Des Moines
Category: Golf Courses; Outdoor Activities
Owner description: Considered an excellent golf facility for intermediate players, this complex offers a nine-hole par 3 course with narrow... more » Owner description: Considered an excellent golf facility for intermediate players, this complex offers a nine-hole par 3 course with narrow fairways and water hazards that demand accuracy off the tees. « less
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Ranked #12 of 19 Outdoor Activities in Des Moines
Category: Golf Courses; Outdoor Activities
Owner description: Contrasting front and back nines challenge a golfer's ability to adapt: the first round offers broad fairways and rolling... more » Owner description: Contrasting front and back nines challenge a golfer's ability to adapt: the first round offers broad fairways and rolling hills; the second features narrow links carved through dense woodland. « less
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Ranked #13 of 19 Outdoor Activities in Des Moines
Category: Other outdoor activities; Outdoor Activities
Owner description: We are a river tubing outfitter. We provide our customers with enjoyable float trips down the Raccoon River in the Dallas... more » Owner description: We are a river tubing outfitter. We provide our customers with enjoyable float trips down the Raccoon River in the Dallas County area. Our float trips last on average around five hours. They do vary though depending on the level of the river and how often you stop. We provide our customers with tubes to float on, tubes to stick their coolers in, twine, transportation, and life jackets. « less
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Ranked #14 of 19 Outdoor Activities in Des Moines
Category: Golf Courses; Outdoor Activities
Owner description: This club consists of two challenging courses: the North, which extends 5550 yards from the tees and features a difficult... more » Owner description: This club consists of two challenging courses: the North, which extends 5550 yards from the tees and features a difficult back nine; and the South, which has wide fairways and small greens. « less
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Ranked #15 of 19 Outdoor Activities in Des Moines
Category: Jogging Paths/ Tracks; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Trails; Bodies of Water
Ranked #16 of 19 Outdoor Activities in Des Moines
Category: Golf Courses; Outdoor Activities
Owner description: This challenging course is dominated by tree-lined fairways and water hazards that come into play on many of the eighteen... more » Owner description: This challenging course is dominated by tree-lined fairways and water hazards that come into play on many of the eighteen holes. « less
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Ranked #17 of 19 Outdoor Activities in Des Moines
Category: Golf Courses; Outdoor Activities
Owner description: Don't let the scenic country vistas distract you from the task at hand: tree-lined fairways and water hazards demand shot... more » Owner description: Don't let the scenic country vistas distract you from the task at hand: tree-lined fairways and water hazards demand shot accuracy at this difficult course. « less
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Ranked #18 of 19 Outdoor Activities in Des Moines
Category: Golf Courses; Outdoor Activities
Owner description: An excellent three-course facility that offers 36-holes of golf featuring broad fairways and medium-sized, undulating greens.... more » Owner description: An excellent three-course facility that offers 36-holes of golf featuring broad fairways and medium-sized, undulating greens. « less
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Category: Golf Courses; Outdoor Activities
Owner description: Bunkers do not come into play on this Bermuda-grass course, yet water hazards are present on several holes and fairways tend... more » Owner description: Bunkers do not come into play on this Bermuda-grass course, yet water hazards are present on several holes and fairways tend to vary in width. « less
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