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Paintball Fields in Iowa (Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Waterloo)

Many paintball fields in Iowa offer an excellent experience for players of all levels. Indoor paintball with low impact is perfect for kids who want to try it. Beginners enjoy woodsball and game scenarios that are easy to understand, with lots of obstacles and hiding places. They also like to make it a social activity to share with friends or family. Advanced players and professionals may prefer speedball courses where the games are faster, with fewer barriers and shorter distances between the opposing teams. No matter your level, you can find paintball fields and rental equipment at adventure parks in our directory (read more here).

Directory of Places to Play Paintball in Iowa.

This list of Iowa paintball fields helps you find the best in Iowa for your birthday party, next corporate outing activity, or a fund of shooting paint with friends and family.

Des Moines

Here are the best paintball fields in Des Moines.

DOA Paintball Field

Address: 2444 Quail Ridge Ave, St Charles, IA 50240, United States
Phone: +15154623596
Opening hours:

  • Monday-Friday By Reservation
  • Saturday Open Play Paintball
  • Sunday Open Play Airsoft

Des Moines Paintball Park (at Archery Field and Sports)

Address: 3725 E, NE 56th St, Altoona, IA 50009, United States
Phone: +1 515-265-6500
Opening hours: Call to schedule events.

ICU Paintball (Indoor field)

Address: 2220 E Ovid Ave, Des Moines, IA 50313, United States
Phone: +15152829089
Opening hours:

  • Friday 5 – 9 PM
  • Saturday 12 PM – 9 PM
  • Sunday 12 PM – 6 PM


Paintballs Afire (Albia)

Address: 2147 710th Pl, Albia, IA 52531, United States
Phone: +16416602876
Opening hours: N/A


KW Paintball

Address: 1734 W Airline Hwy, Waterloo, IA 50701, United States
Phone: +13192302213
Opening hours:

  • Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM
  • Sunday 12:30 AM – 5 PM

Mason City

North Iowa Paintball Club (Thornton)

Address: 408 Nth, 4th St N, Thornton, IA 50479, United States
Phone: +16415832344
Opening hours: Members Only Field (or require an invite to play)

Cedar Rapids

Clear Creek Paintball

Address: 114 145th St, Lisbon, IA 52253, United States
Phone: +13195734092
Opening hours: By Reservation Only

Do You Own a Paintball Course in Iowa? Get listed here

If you are a paintball arena business owner, you can get your venue listed here on this page, and it will help players find your paintball center. Just contact us with all your address and location details, whether it’s indoor or outdoor, contact info, and opening hours, and we’ll review it and add you to the list.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Are paintball guns legal in Iowa?

Paintball guns are considered legal in Iowa because they fall under the category of air guns, which are not regulated by the state, but don’t quote us on this, as these regulations can change at any time.

How to prepare for a paintball game?

Here’s a quick guide to get prepared:

  1. Ensure you have the proper equipment, including a paintball gun, mask, and CO2 or compressed air tank.
  2. Next, familiarize yourself with the playing field, which means knowing where the boundaries are, the safe zone, and other essential places in the park.
  3. Finally, practice your shooting. You don’t want to be the one who gets eliminated first, so get in some target practice before the game begins to calibrate your aim.

What are people saying about paintballing in Iowa?

There is a smaller community of paintball enthusiasts in Iowa than in other states, but the community is fantastic. Players report that it’s a great way to relieve stress, have fun, and meet new like-minded people; everyone is friendly and welcoming.