Iowa Orchard has a few locations; this main location has pumpkins and apples available for purchase but not for picking. A hayrack ride takes families out to the “fun zone” where they can play with badminton, a corn box, tire obstacle course, and a haybale slide. Lots of baked goods available for purchase as well. There is one admission price for the activities.
Geisler Farms is a fun pumpkin patch with lots of fun activities in their barnyard. You pay one admission price for the “fun zone” which includes a giant slide, jump pad, swings, rubber duck races, mazes, pedal carts, hamster roll, corn bin, and bags. Pumpkins are available for purchase and can be bought without paying admission, but are not in a traditional patch. They are picked and then placed in a grass field for choosing.
Receive $1.00 off your corn maze admission by sharing one canned or packaged nonperishable food item. The limit is one food item per paid corn maze admission; food will be donated to the Des Moines Area Religious Council’s Emergency Food Pantry.
Howell’s Pumpkin Patch is down in Cumming; they charge one admission price and then have a few additional activities for an extra charge (pony rides and corn cannon are extra on top of admission; corn maze, jumping pad, pedal go karts, observation deck, human hamster wheel, rubber duck races, corn pit, large slides, pedal tractors are all free).
There is food on site, as well as a full gift shop with holiday decor. Two other things to note are that their wagon rides are wheelchair accessible and they send you a $5 coupon if you sign up for their newsletter online (in the lefthand sidebar).
The Pumpkin Ranch has a one admission price and lots of activities, with a special toddler-only play area in addition to many of the usual pumpkin patch suspects (corn maze, jumping pillow, hayrack ride). Special dates have face painting and free horse rides, and there are different food vendors depending on the dates.
Williamson’s Our Paradise Pumpkin Patch is recommended frequently online; they have free admission with lots of free activities and a few activities to pay separately for (pumpkin cannon, corn maze, and pumpkin train all cost money – there is a corn pit and petting zoo for free).