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The Ultimate List of Experience Gifts

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What do you buy a kid that has everything? Priceless experience gifts.

Whether it’s memorable trip to the zoo or tickets to see their favorite sports team in action – these types of gifts can offer an experience to remember for a lifetime.

In no particular order, here is my ultimate list of experience gifts –

  1. Spare Time Entertainment
  2. Bowling – CRBC, Lancer Lanes, & May City Bowl
  3. Trampoline Park – Sky Zone & Air Fx
  4. The Shell Toddler Play Gym
  5. Concerts or shows at local venues – Paramount, Alliant Powerhouse, McGrath Ampitheater, Theater Cedar Rapids
  6. Mini golf – Mini Pines & Airport National Golf Course
  7. Escape room – The Fantastic Escape
  8. Lazer Tag – Dragon’s Lair Laser Tag
  9. Movie tickets – Marcus Theaters & Collins Road Theaters
  10. Trip to the zoo – Blank Park Zoo, Niabi Zoo, and Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo
  11. Amusement or waterpark passes – Adventureland & Lost Island
  12. Local pool passes for next summer
  13. Trip to the aquarium – National Mississippi River Musuem and Aquarium, Shedd Aquarium, & St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station
  14. The Iowa Children’s Museum at Coral Ridge Mall
  15. Tickets to the racetrack – Hawkeye Downs Speedway
  16. College sports
  17. Professional sports
  18. Ice arena – Cedar Rapids Ice Areana & The Rink Coral Ridge
  19. Bath bomb & soap making – Buff City Soap
  20. Crafting class – Board & Brush Creative Studio & Pinspiration
  21. Pottery Painting – The Potters’ Obsession
  22. Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
  23. Hair & Nail Salons
  24. Go-Cart racing – Speedeezz Indoor Karting
  25. Kernels baseball game
  26. RoughRiders hockey game
  27. Raptors soccer game
  28. Brucemore Mansion
  29. Music Lessons – Orchestra Iowa & West Music
  30. Superskate
  31. Playtime Poppy Children’s Theater
  32. Batting cages – Perfect Game & D-Bat Marion
  33. Hotel – Grand Harbor w/ waterpark passes
  34. Ear Piercing – Wildside Tattoo, Lefty’s Tattoo, & Neon Dragon Tattoo
  35. Trip to Wisconsin Dells

I hope this helps with those last-minute gifts for those who seem impossible to shop for – don’t forget the camera so you can keep these memories for years to come!


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