There are some great places around us for little mini stay-cations. If you're looking for somewhere fun for Spring Break, this list might be a good place to start!
Tanger Outlets - in Williamsburg (on the way to Nauvoo) about 1 1/2 hrs. from West Des Moines.
Adventureland - as close as you'll get to Disneyland. Children 3 and under are free, adults are $35. Only 25 minutes away from WDM, opens last week in April.
Wasserbahn-Amana Colonies near the outlets. There's a mall in Coralville about 20 minutes further east that has a small children's museum, carousel, and indoor ice skating arena.
One Fun City-Casino, waterpark, go-carts, arcade, and hotel in Burlington, about 30-45 from Nauvoo.
Coco Key Indoor Waterpark-Omaha in a Holiday Inn.
Mall of America - 3 hr. 45 min. from West Des Moines.
Omaha Children's Museum
Kings Point Resort- An indoor water park and resort. 2hrs. 45 min. from West Des Moines.
Des Moines Ramada-This is a hotel near Merle Hay Mall that has a brand new indoor waterpark. I haven't been there, but it'd be fun if you decide to stay close.
Hope you find something fun!! Let me know if you need a family to tag along with you! :)