Have you ever wanted to give rock climbing a try? There are a few places in Iowa where you can do just that! Here are some of the facilities that offer indoor rock climbing:

Climb Iowa

  • 3605 Miehe Drive, Grimes
    • Walls up to 37.5 feet
    • 10,000 square-feet of climbing
  • 150 East 4th Street, Des Moines
    • Bouldering-only facility
    • 3,000 square-feet of climbing
  • Open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Day passes, punch cards, memberships, classes, and party rentals are available - get more information HERE

SOKO Outfitters

  • 41 16th Ave SW, Cedar Rapids
  • 23-foot climbing wall with four routes (easy, medium, hard, and a challenge route)
  • Open Friday & Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • $5 for 2 climbs or $10 for two people up to 1 hour
  • Also available for parties or lessons by emailing info@sokooutfitters.com or calling 319-200-4848

The W at Wartburg College

  • 100 Wartburg Blvd, Waverly
  • 30-foot tall climbing wall - can hold up to six climbers at once
  • Open Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Guest passes available at the welcome desk - $5 for ages 0 to 18 and $10 for ages 19+
The W, Facebook
The W, Facebook

UNI Wellness and Recreation Center

  • 2301 Hudson Rd, Cedar Falls
  • 38.5-foot climbing wall - 11 top rope stations, 2 lead climbing ropes, and an overhanging bouldering area
  • Open Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (closed on home football game days), and Sunday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Guest passes available through the Fusion Member Portal
UNI Wellness and Recreation Center, Facebook
UNI Wellness and Recreation Center, Facebook

Check out more places in Iowa that offer indoor climbing HERE.

Iowa Airbnbs on the Water You Should Check Out This Summer

If you're longing for a little time on the water this summer, there's no need to leave the state! Iowa has some awesome Airbnbs on the water for rent. Here are some of the coolest ones that we found!

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Davenport's Pool House Get-A-Way Airbnb

The Pool House Get-A-Way in Davenport is absolutely perfect for a staycation! The Airbnb website reads: "Escape to this amenity-packed Davenport studio that has everything your getaway needs, all under one roof! Relax in the hot tub, sauna, or the full bathroom's spacious luxury shower before enjoying a movie using the 8k projector with an 18 speaker, 6 subwoofer system. Perfect place for your bridal shower, bachelor party, weekend get-a-way, sports party and more!"

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