Nestled within Polk City just north of Des Moines, Big Creek State Park is one of our favorite Iowa destinations. This impressive park is home to a gorgeous little lake — Big Creek Lake — as well as hiking and cross-country skiing trails, bike paths, a swimming beach, more than a dozen picnic shelters, fishing, and boating. And while all of these activities make Big Creek State Park worth a visit, today, we’re talking about our favorite feature: an amazing castle playground that provides plenty of good, old-fashioned fun for kids of all ages.

Have you ever visited this fairytale playground in Big Creek State Park before? Share your experiences and opinions in the comments below, then click here to discover our favorite indoor playground in Iowa — it’s perfect for rainy and cold days!

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