10 Best Rainy Day Activities in Iowa!

What do you do on a rainy day in Iowa? You don’t have to hole up at home and binge-watch the latest show everyone’s talking about. From splattering paint at the Smash Room to the bumper cars at Fort Frenzy, you’re sure to love these 10 best rainy day activities in Iowa.

Speedeezz Indoor Karting, Cedar Rapids, IA

Gear up for a great time at Speedeezz Indoor Karting. Located in Cedar Rapids, this indoor go-karting track is designed to get your adrenaline pumping. It even hosts league karting for those who want to turn it into a hobby.

SpareMe Bowl and Arcade, Iowa City, IA

SpareMe Bowl and Arcade is one of those places where you always know you’ll have a great time. This uniquely upscale bowling alley includes two bars and a full-service restaurant, making it a trendy take on the classic bowling alley.

Smash Room, Des Moines, IA

Every once in a while, you just have to let off some steam, and Smash Room is the perfect place for it. Break and smash everything and anything in the smash room or embrace all your Jackson Pollock fantasies in the splatter room.

Blackhawk Bowl and Martini Lounge, Davenport, IA

Feeling swanky? If you’re in the Davenport area, Blackhawk Bowl and Martini Lounge is the destination for you. This classy entertainment center is located in the beautiful historic Hotel Blackhawk.

Sioux City Public Museum, Sioux City, IA

Broaden your horizons by spending your rainy day at the Sioux City Public Museum. This ornate museum focuses on showcasing the storied history of the Sioux City area and the surrounding region.

Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark, Dubuque, IA

Turn your rainy day into a mini getaway when you go to the Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark. The massive indoor waterpark is the main attraction, but you don’t want to miss the arcade and laser maze either.

Phelps Youth Pavilion, Waterloo, IA

The Waterloo Center for the Arts is on a mission to enrich the Waterloo area with culture and artistry, and the Phelps Youth Pavilion is part of that mission. The interactive youth museum introduces kids to the world of art and lets them embrace their own creativity.

Twenty Fore Seven, Mason City, IA

It’s always perfect golfing weather at Twenty Fore Seven in Mason City. This local spot is the ultimate destination for indoor golf simulators, where you’re trying to improve your game or you just want to have fun.

Fort Frenzy, Fort Dodge, IA

When you have kids of different ages, it can be tough to find entertainment everyone enjoys, but Fort Frenzy is one of the few. This family entertainment center has something for everyone, from laser tag to go-karting to bumper cars and more.

Zenergy Skin and Soul Studio, Le Mars, IA

Bring a little zen into your life when you spend your next rainy day at Zenergy Skin and Soul Studio. With meditation, facials, Reiki, and other spa favorites, this is the perfect place to relax.

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