Best Pumpkin Patches in Central Iowa

best pumpkin patchesOne of the greatest fall traditions is to take your family out to a farm and pick your own pumpkins for carving. However, in Central Iowa, there are lots of great spots to choose from. What are the best pumpkin patches to go to in Iowa?

Center Grove Orchard: This one landed the #1 spot on Des Moines Parent’s fall bucket list for a reason. Both pumpkins and apples are available here, along with hayrides, corn and hay mazes, and even weekend festivals with live music.

The Pumpkin Ranch: From homemade goods like cider, hot chocolate, and pastries to unique attractions like zip lines and a 9-acre maze, the Pumpkin Ranch is a great choice.

Howell’s Pumpkin Patch: Howell’s also landed the fall bucket list in the #5 spot. Come see and interact with live animals and visit the Greenhouse. Plus, all attractions are included in one upfront price.

Geisler Farms: Once you pay admission to Geisler Farms, you also get access to their aptly-named “Fun Zone,” including all-ages entertainment like pedal karts, corn hole, and rubber duck races.

North River Adventure Corn Maze: North River offers the corn maze in addition to other attractions like jumping pillow, a tire mound, and even a party barn. Come check out the fun and enjoy drinks and snacks onsite, too.

These are some of the best pumpkin patches in Central Iowa, so why don’t you go give them a shot? Have fun!

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