Rainbow of the Heartland – A Store Your Child Can Play At

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Whether it’s a bitter-cold, winter day, a scorching summer day, or something in-between, come to Rainbow of the Heartland to play all year long. Rainbow of the Heartland sells swing sets, trampolines, and basketball hoops. Their showroom doubles as a play space for everyone to enjoy! This is a great option to practice social skills with others and encourage a healthy lifestyle when it’s the dead of winter or too hot to be outside. There are plenty of play sets and space for your kids to climb and explore. Learn more about Rainbow of the Heartland! 

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Where is Rainbow of the Heartland located? 

Rainbow of the Heartland is located at 3300 SE Crossroads Dr, Grimes, IA 50111. It is just north of where IA-141 and I-80 intersect, toward Grimes. 


The cost is $10 per child. Punch cards are also available. The options are 5 plays for $40 or 10 plays for $75. This would make a great experience gift


Open play times are Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to – 5 p.m., and Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Play Room

The indoor showroom has six Rainbow Play systems, two trampolines, and four basketball hoops. Everything is kept clean and neat. The playsets have various ways to climb and different swings such as a horse glider, a rectangular platform swing, and rope swings. 

The trampolines have basketball hoops attached. And next to those are the stand-alone basketball hoops.

After playing inside, make your way outside to the three other playsets and two trampolines. 

Birthday Parties

Celebrate your child’s next party at Rainbow! For two hours, your child and their friends (limit of 20) can climb, slide and swing on the play sets. They have customizable invitations for you to use which include a required waiver. You can bring food, cake, beverages, and decorations. In the party room, there are two, 5-foot long tables with child-size chairs. They provide paper plates, napkins, plastic forks, and cleaning supplies. 

Cost: $300 for two hours and 20 children

Available birthday party times: 

Monday – Friday (all year) 

  • 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

Saturdays November 1st through January 31st

  • 10 a.m. to Noon 
  • 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • 3 to 5 p.m. 

Saturdays February 1st through October 31st

  • 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

What else should I know? 

  • The party room is available for a snack or lunch break. 
  • A signed waiver is required to play. You only need to fill it out the first time you come. 
  • There is a bathroom and a water fountain. 
  • Shoes and socks must be worn at all times.
  • Play inside first and play outside as you are leaving. You can come back in to use the bathroom but they prefer you play inside and then outside after. 
Jackie Fioritto

Jackie Fioritto

Hi, I’m Jackie. I am a teacher who recently became a stay-at-home mother of two. My husband and I moved to Des Moines from Green Bay, Wisconsin a few years ago. Originally, I am from Chicago, Illinois. My family has loved exploring Des Moines and all that it has to offer!

One thought on “Rainbow of the Heartland – A Store Your Child Can Play At

  1. “A store your child can play at” instantly makes me think of the old Richman Gordman animals. Those were so cool!

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