Come throw axes with us.
We offer axe throwing parties, team building, leagues, corporate outings, and more at our two locations in Central Iowa, Minnesota & Wisconsin. Try something new with your family, friends, coworkers, bachelor or bachelorette party, as you learn from our professional Axe Coaches. Embrace your Viking Spirit.
All ages are welcome.
In winters past, Scott Gardner spent his days working as a jeweler and had only thrown axes competitively as a passion.
Then in 2018, Scott and Lisa opened the first Ironside in West Des Moines to immediate acclaim.
Today, Ironside is now synonymous with professional axe throwing throughout the community and within WATL (World Axe Throwing League) itself.
From the casual player to those competing in the Ironside Open, Ironside has a lane for everyone.
Why Not?!? It is incredibly satisfying! Almost anyone can throw an axe and have it stick in the target with a little bit of practice. It is all about momentum and form, not strength. At the beginning of your visit, we will teach you a couple of different ways to throw and you can pick the way that best suits you.
We keep safety as a top priority. Each group will have a safety briefing and be supervised by a Coach during play to make sure all the throwing is done in a safe manner. Closed toe shoes are required at all times.
Yes, you can come cheer on your friends. If you change your mind and want to throw, we can add you in later.
We have some availability for walk-in or one hour throwing, but it is best to call ahead before you come. Walk in or one hour visits can be booked starting 2 days in advance online. For same day booking it is best to call the range.
It is always best to call or book a lane first. If you have a group of six or more people you can reserve your lane online up to at least 48 hours in advance. Otherwise it is a good idea to call first. Choose your location here.
We do provide Beers, Seltzers, Ciders, Canned Cocktails and Wines. We also have simple concessions like chips, candy and soda available and you are also welcome to bring in food. Get as fancy as you want. We suggest Northern Lights Pizza! If you call they will deliver.
No, but we provide Beers, Seltzers, Ciders, Canned Cocktails and Wines.
No, as long as the thrower can handle the axe and throw safely. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult and waivers must be signed by a legal guardian. One child 10 or under is free per paid adult.