Urban Sophistication & Small Town Charm
With a captivating blend of colorful history
, small town hospitality and urban sophistication, the Ankeny area has become a population destination for tourists and business travelers. Visitors find small town charm in the City’s historic Uptown shopping district
, and can ride miles of Central Iowa trails or explore the wonders of the Saylorville Recreation area
or Big Creek State Park
Ankeny has a diverse collection of quality lodging options
and an array of dining choices
, ranging from locally owned cafes to nationally known restaurants, guaranteed to satisfy even the most discriminating diner.
Ankeny is 10 minutes from downtown Des Moines, where visitors can attend an Iowa Cubs
baseball game at Principal Park, explore the Science Center of Iowa
or visit the nationally celebrated Des Moines Arts Festival
and Iowa State Fair
A community on the move; Ankeny is bringing it all together.