Trying to get kids out of the house and into the great outdoors can be a challenge – especially when smartphones are calling. But both kids and kids at heart will love Big Creek State Park in Polk City, just outside of Des Moines. This natural haven isn’t just a park – it’s a full-fledged destination with multiple attractions, and the more adventurous will find they can discover the greater Des Moines area in a whole new way.

Have you been to Big Creek State Park? Let us know how your family enjoyed this Iowa getaway in the comments section. If you’re planning a trip to the park, make sure to visit the state website to learn all about the seasonal features and attractions.

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