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Our Vision Of Fun

Lumber Axe DSM offers the ultimate social entertainment experience — combining the excitement of amusement park style activities with great food and a bar filled with tasty beverages. Looking for a fun day out in Des Moines? You’ve come to the right place! Established in 2013, we’re experts at providing a safe, fun-filled environment with a lively atmosphere. Stop by and get ready to play!

Concept Bars

 

Pirates and land lubbers alike will enjoy hanging out at the Captain's Deck Indoor Patio year round.  The Captain is sure to keep you entertained with a full stage for live music and DJs, as well as private events and corporate gatherings.

You need not be royalty to lounge like Kings and Queens.  The Crown Royal Lodge is a great place to slow down and enjoy the finer things in life.  Comfortable seating, relaxed atmosphere, and drinks to please any palette.  Hail to the Crown!

Lumber Axe Whiskey Bar has Des Moines' largest selection of whiskey, bourbon, scotch and more!  If we don't have it, you don't need it.  If you are frisky for whiskey, Lumber Axe has it all!

Activities

 
 

Axe throwing is a totally new, cool, memorable way to release stress and have a great time. Think darts with muscles. Our axeperts will teach you the basics of axe throwing and then guide you and your friends (or enemies, coworkers, family) through some fun and competitive games. Come experience the thrill of indoor axe throwing in leagues, group parties or team building events.

Think of your favorite movie. Now imagine being dropped right into the middle of it! Our staff will guide your team through 60 minutes of heart-pounding adventure. Ever wanted to be part of a jewel heist? Get mixed up with the mafia? Be a CIA agent? Experience a world of magic? The list goes on because just like the movies, Escape Chambers covers every genre. Choose your adventure and escape reality!

We defy what one would normally think about when they hear the words “laser tag.” We feature state of the art weapons, indoor arena, and objective-based game play. We’re far closer to a modern video game than traditional laser tag. We offer walk-in play, birthday parties, bachelor(ette) parties, corporate team building, and whatever type of event you can come up with!

 
 

Frequent Questions

Axe Throwing

CAN WE GET A RANGE TO OURSELVES?


If you book a private range, your group will be the only ones throwing on that range. Pricing is a bit more if your pack of axe chuckers has less than 4 people in it.




I DON'T WANT TO THROW, I JUST WANT TO COME HANG WITH MY FRIENDS AND WATCH. DO I HAVE TO PAY?


You don’t have to pay to come in and watch or have a bite to eat and a cocktail or beer. We are happy to have you as long as our shanty is under its maximum capacity.




WHAT AGES CAN THROW?


After 9pm throwers must be 21+ all other times throwers must be 16 or older except for Sundays when we welcome guests as young as 12 as long as they are under the immediate supervision of a parent/guardian. Parents/Guardians do have to sign our electronic waiver for anyone under 18 before we can let them throw. No one under 12 years old is allowed in our facility without prior approval from management.




WILL WE BE TAUGHT HOW TO THROW?


We have axepert coaches to teach you how to throw, as well as setting you up with some fun games!




WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?


We require closed-toe shoes (no high heels even if they are closed-toe). You’ll want to wear a shirt with a full range of motion as well (flannel is cool but not required).




CAN I BRING MY OWN AXE?


Unfortunately, our insurance guy (and our common sense) says no. Unless you are in our league, that's a different story.




ARE YOU HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE? CAN I THROW FROM A WHEELCHAIR?


Yes we are and yes you can. We do have an upper level that is only accessible via stairs but most of the fun happens on our main level. Our restrooms are also handicapped accessible.




CAN WE BRING IN LIQUOR?


Outside drinks of any kind are not allowed as we do have a full bar and restaurant on site. No BYOB of any kind. ID is required for the alcohol.




DO AXEPERTS ACCEPT TIPS?


Tipping is never expected but always appreciated. Our axeperts will do their best to make your experience fun and exciting. It's nice to show them some love!





Booking

DO YOU ALLOW WALK INS? - HOW DO THEY WORK?


Yes we do, if we have an open range. We do group walk ins together so you may meet some other woodsmen. Please keep in mind that our walk ins are few and far between and reservations are strongly recommended.




HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?


Axe Throwing is $28 per person when booking a private lane for 6. If your group has 3 to 5 people, the cost is $30 per person. Groups of 2 people are $35 per person. Walk ins are $20 per person but you throw for just under an hour and we cannot guarantee availability.




WHAT IS YOUR LATENESS POLICY?


PLEASE PLAN TO ARRIVE 15 MINUTES BEFORE YOUR START TIME! We run a tight schedule and don’t want you to miss any of your axepert coaching or axe chucking time. If you are more than a few minutes late, we will have to shorten your throwing time.




CAN I BOOK AN EVENT OUTSIDE OF YOUR NORMAL HOURS?


Absolutely! Just e-mail us at info@lumberaxe.com. More information can be found through the link on our home page.




WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?


Once bookings are confirmed, we cannot reverse the transaction. You may reschedule the booking with a 24 hour notice.




CAN I BUY GIFT CERTIFICATES?


We would highly recommend it! Lumber Axe Gift Vouchers are fantastic gift ideas for that person who has everything. Plus they just might bring you!





338 SW 6th St, Des Moines, IA 50309

(515) 528-8414

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