Top 5 Family-Friendly Activities Near Carbon 550 Apartments

Looking for family-friendly activities near Carbon 550 apartments? Read up on the various entertainment sources that the entire family can enjoy in Des Moines!


Keeping youngsters entertained and educated can be quite a tall order for busy parents. But for Des Moines residents, that task is made just a bit easier by the area’s many offerings for families. While Carbon 550 offers a number of amenities like the entertainment lounge, which you can see on our photo gallery, your children may want to explore new activities! If you’re looking to live close by local family-friendly activities, Des Moines, IA apartments like Carbon 550 can make that a reality, as our community is situated just minutes from some of the region’s best events, sites, and venues for families with kids.

Here are just a few of the ways you can take in all of the local family-friendly activities near our Des Moines, IA apartments:



Education doesn’t just have to happen in the classroom. If you want to keep little minds active, consider a visit to the Science Center, less than a mile from Carbon 550. Interactive galleries that encourage hands-on learning, a planetarium, IMAX theater, and much more are offered at this award-winning museum. The expansive, frequently changing collections mean frequent visits are in order, which is why living nearby is a big plus. Kids that thrive on outdoor learning will love being just a 10-minute drive from the Blank Park Zoo, featuring nearly 50 acres of parkland that are home to 800 different animals.



When the weather is nice, a trip to Ashby Park, 10  minutes from Carbon 550, is a great way to burn off some energy. The park features a splash pool in the warmer weather, a nature trail, a playground, and much more. If you want to really take in the scenery, hop in the car for the 45-minute drive to nearby Madrid, home to Ledges State Park, offering miles of hiking trails, lots of opportunities to spot wildlife, waterways, and more.



Get Artsy

For residents looking for local family-friendly activities, Des Moines, IA apartments like ours are right in the midst of the city’s arts scene. For instance, the Des Moines Art Center is just 10 minutes from Carbon 550, a comprehensive art museum that features plenty of kids’ activities, including art classes. The Des Moines Community Playhouse is also only five minutes away, a great find for theater lovers.



Des Moines’ culinary creativity is on full display in the downtown area, with many family-friendly restaurants that both youngsters and adults will love to visit. For a truly memorable experience, stroll the half-mile to the Downtown Farmers Market, where kids can handpick their own fruits and veggies, sweet treats, gifts, and more.


With all of these exciting activities right near home, those dreaded, long commutes with kids are history. Families can instead lace up their sneakers or hop in the car for just a few minutes to take in history, art, food, or outdoor adventure—giving them more time for family fun. Contact us today to find out more about our community or to schedule a tour!

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