We opened in 1993 with a simple purpose:

To provide specialized outdoor apparel and equipment that allowed people in Central Iowa to choose adventures beyond just our beautiful state. It didn’t matter if it was a camping trip along the Mississippi River or trekking in the Himalayas, our knowledgeable staff knew how to connect each customer with the right apparel and gear—and we only brought the best products the industry had to offer.

Jason

Boss man, Patagoniac, had hair

Missy

Boss lady, Mom, tagging aficionado

Adam

Slowly growing up

Jeff

Hardcover. Merino. Pinot. Meow.

We chose manufacturers who shared our same values of quality and integrity, so we were able to not only stand behind every single product on our shelves, but also support every single customer on their next adventure.

Ashleigh

Creative, Coffee, Food, Camping

Dillon

Adventure seeker, Furniture

Matt Thrash

State motto: 'Live Free or Die'

Elena

Sundays, Europe, Aunt x9

More than twenty years later, our purpose still holds true. Although times and trends have changed, while the outdoor lifestyle has evolved into an everyday active way of life, we’ve stayed true to our passion for adventure and sharing our experiences with the people in our community. Their stories are our story.

Rob

Fitness, Hair, Kuhl pants

Gary

Climbing, Hiking, Tele skiing

Logan

UI Athlete, Thrillseeker

Taylor

Risk taker, Animal lover

Alex

like Matthew McConaughey in a Lincoln commercial

Janet

Logan & Taylor's Cool Mom

Active Family

Active Endeavors is more than just a local business that supports an outdoor lifestyle. We are people who like to explore the impossible. If you think you’d be a great fit for our crew, click here to apply.

Active Family Spotlight
April 24, 2017 in Active Family, Community, Events

Local Partner: Jeff Naples

The Beard Behind the Bar After traveling widely and helping open bars and restaurants from Iowa’s prairies to California’s coasts, Jeff Naples returned home to Des Moines to explore farm... Read More