We've been to Kids Empire in West Des Moines at few times, but today was the first time we checked out the Merle Hay location. I was surprised by how much bigger it is. There is way more seating for parents and it didn't feel nearly as crowded.
Tips for Visiting
- Fill out the waiver ahead of time (a separate waiver is required for each location).
- Bring socks. Sock are required for both adults and kids. No shoes are allowed past the entrance.
- No outside food/drink, except water bottles.
- Plan to leave for lunch. Admission is an all day pass and you can return with the receipt.