Des Moines Sports and Recreation

Des Moines Sports and RecreationWhether you're an indoor or outdoor sports enthusiast, Des Moines has excellent choices for your sports and recreational activities. We'll travel you to the parks, courses, and of course, make sure you're charged up with Iowa Energy! Check out our detailed list of the best sports action in town.

 

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Pro Sports

Des Moines Buccaneers
Nothing is more exciting than the sports action of professional ice hockey. The sound of bodies on the boards, the swoosh of skates on the ice and the roar of the announcer shouting "GOAL!" are second only to an exciting ice brawl. Join the Des Moines Buccaneers for a fight and maybe a hockey game will break out!

Address: 7201 Hickman Road, Urbandale, IA 50322 - MAP
Phone: (515) 278-2827
Web: www.bucshockey.com

Iowa Barnstormers
Arena football is like roller derby on the field - it's fast, it's rough and it's exciting. Enjoy a cold one with friends as you watch the AFL's newly minted members, the Iowa Barnstormers, tear up the field. These games are perfect for football fans who just can't get enough hard-hitting sports action and entertainment.

Address: 730 3rd Street, Des Moines, IA 50309 - MAP
Phone: (515) 633-BALL (2255)
Web: www.theiowabarnstormers.com

Iowa Energy
Hoop it up with the Iowa Energy NBA Development League basketball team and current defending champions. Surge is the sports team's mascot and The High Voltage dance team brings excitement to each and every game. Plan ahead because tickets to these games are going to be hard to come by!

Address: 30 3rd Street, Des Moines, IA 50309 - MAP
Phone: (515) 462-2849
Web: www.nba.com

 

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Hiking, Biking & Trails

Central Iowa Trails
Novice bikers and hikers better their technique while on one of Central Iowa Trails. There are 4 recreation trails to choose from that will take you on a journey of tight twists around lush woodlands in the heart of the capital city. You'll appreciate the challenging trails to hike or ride your bike on that give you a sense of accomplishment when you've completed the trail.

Choose From 4 Trails: Center Trails, Sycamore Trails, Seven Oaks Trails, Summerset/Banner Lakes Trails
Web: www.centraliowatrails.com

 

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Watersports

Boulevard Sports
Nothing is more invigorating than natural exercise and what better way to do just that than kayaking in exotic Mexico on a trip booked through Boulevard Sports, Des Moines' number one bike and kayak sales center? Join friends and family and take the kayak trip of a lifetime where water sports and thrills are the order of the day.

Address: 4211 Chamberlain Drive, Des Moines, IA 50312 - MAP
Phone: (515) 255-8433
Web: www.blvdbikes.com

Adventureland Park
Slip and slide through gallons of water thrills at Adventureland Park. Get drenched and cleaned on the Splash Over, the park's own human washing machine, and hold your breath on the Gang Plank and Pirates Plummet as you slide down the high-speed body slide into inches of water!

Address: 3200 Adventureland Drive, Altoona, IA 50009 - MAP
Phone: (515) 266-2121
Web: www.adventurelandpark.com

 

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Plenty Of Thrills

ICU Paintball
Splat hard at ICU Paintball and enjoy some recreational warfare as you play indoor paintball and avoid long field waits, mud, rain or foggy goggles. Be sure to wear a sweatshirt with a hoodie over it and a comfortable pair of jeans and hit the field like a sneaky disappearing chess piece in order to take cover and avoid being hit.

Address: 2220 East Ovid Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50313 - MAP
Phone: (515) 282-9089
Web: www.icupaintball.us

Climb Iowa
Get solid as a rock at Climb Iowa climbing gym, the recreational climbing environment for avid climbers and novices, young and old, individuals and families. You'll appreciate the excellent body workout, challenging rock walls, and friendly, helpful instruction.

Address: 3605 SE Miehe Drive, Grimes, IA 50111 - MAP
Phone: (515) 986-2565
Web: www.climbiowa.com

 

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