Top 10 Indoor Play Areas in Cedar Rapids

Looking for a place for your child(ren) to burn off some energy? We’ve compiled a list of the Top 10 Indoor Play Areas in Cedar Rapids…perfect for when you’re looking to beat the elements and have some fun!

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Top 10 Indoor Play Areas in Cedar Rapids
AirFX Trampoline Park

Age Range: all ages
Cost: $ {See website for current pricing}

Air FX offers Junior Jumpers for kids ages 6 and under. One parent can jump for free with Junior Jumpers. In addition to their regular facilities, Air FX also offers a Ninja Warrior Zone, Tumbler Zone, lazer maze, and mini golf (outdoors). Check their website for current hours, promotions, and pricing.

Indian Creek Nature Center

Age Range: all ages
Cost: Free to visit, some community programs are Free. $$ for camps and some events {See website for program information}

If you love the outdoors, you can explore the grounds of Indian Creek Nature Center during every season. If you’re looking to escape indoors, be sure to check out their Amazing Space. There’s a cozy bird watching room for kids and adults alike, and they always have a great space filled with interesting books and toys. Check out their website for hours and information.

Lindale Mall Indoor Playground

Age Range: infant-early school age
Cost: Free

Let the kids explore indoors at the soft indoor play area in Lindale Mall in Cedar Rapids…located near Sears.

Little Torts Sports Indoor Play Space {The Shell}

Age Range: 5 and under (older siblings are welcome to play with younger siblings)
Cost: $ {See website for current pricing}

Play time at The Shell includes ride on toys, sports equipment, a preschool fitness area, toddler area, and more!

The Play Station

Age Range: all ages
Cost: $ {See website for current pricing}

The Play Station offers a newly renovated 3 level adventure maze, with a dedicated toddler space. They also feature an all-new climbing wall area and video arcade center. Adults are free to get into the adventure maze, but must pay to rock climb. See their website for hours, promotions, and pricing.

Sky Zone Trampoline Park

Age Range: all ages
Cost: $ {See website for current pricing}

Sky Zone offers Toddler Time for kids ages 6 and under. 1 adult jumps free during Toddler Time. In addition to their regular facilities they also offer a Ninja Warrior course, Warped Wall, Wipe Out, Augmented Climbing Course, and a kid zone. See their website for hours, promotions, and pricing.

Wickiup Hill Learning Center

Age Range: all ages
Cost: Free

You may have heard of Wickiup Hill’s new nature playscape, but you also need to check out their indoor space! It’s filled with lots of fun, hands-on learning opportunities to keep the kids busy and active! See their website for hours.

Coral Ridge Mall Indoor Play Area

Age Range: infant-early school age
Cost: Free

Located by Barnes and Noble, the play area at Coral Ridge mall offers multiple structures to climb on and explore. Bonus: it now has a gate to keep your littles corralled!

North Liberty Community Center Kids’ Campsite

Age Range: infant-early school age
Cost: Free

The Kids’ Campsite is a terrific place for littles to climb and explore. There’s a door that closes to keep them in and a height limit to ensure big kids aren’t taking over!

The Iowa Children’s Museum

Age Range: infant-school age
Cost: $ {See website for current pricing}

The Iowa Children’s Museum offers so many fun, hands-on learning experiences to encourage real life skills through pretend play. From the grocery store and pizza parlor to the music room and farm, there’s something for all ages to explore! See their website for hours and pricing.

More Resources

Looking for more things for your kids to do? Check out our Guide to Indoor Activities for Kids in Cedar Rapids.


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Kaitlyn Swaim
Kaitlyn is the owner of Cedar Rapids Moms and is an Iowa girl who has been married to her husband, Joshua, since 2007! She’s a busy work-at-home mama to their 5 children: 3 girls and 2 boys! A true Hawkeye, she graduated from the University of Iowa with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, something that comes in handy on a daily basis while trying to raise 5 kids! Her favorite things to do include spending time with her family, cheering on the Hawkeyes, reading a good book, shopping (of course!), and checking out all the activities the Corridor has to offer!

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