Destination guide

Friendly Johnston will entice you

The area's festivals and opera are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Johnston. This city is welcoming and relaxing, recognised for its restaurants, shopping and riverfront. Des Moines Art Center and Salisbury House are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Johnston

Are you hoping to find attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that Johnston has to offer. These are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Iowa State Fairgrounds (11.3 mi / 18.2 km)
  • Adventureland (11.7 mi / 18.8 km)
  • Blank Park Zoo (13.6 mi / 21.8 km)
  • Beaver Creek Golf Club (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • M2B Raceway (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • John Deere Des Moines Works Tours (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Johnston

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Johnston is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden (9 mi / 14.5 km)
  • Saylorville Lake (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Big Creek State Park (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park (9.1 mi / 14.7 km)
  • Pappajohn Sculpture Park (9.2 mi / 14.7 km)
  • Better Homes and Gardens Test Garden (9.2 mi / 14.8 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Johnston

Fly into Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.), the closest airport, located 12.3 mi (19.8 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Johnston?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 53 holiday lettings around Johnston. From 34 Houses to 15 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Johnston?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Johnston. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Pioneer Hi-Bred Headquarters: 57 holiday lettings
  • Iowa Gold Star Military Museum: 56 holiday lettings
  • 801 Grand: 56 holiday lettings
  • Farm House Museum: 27 holiday lettings
  • Jordan House: 58 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Johnston listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Johnston?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 34 Houses in Johnston. Our other popular types of Johnston holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 15 self catering accommodations
  • Townhouses: 3 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 8 self catering accommodations

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Johnston?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 5 holiday homes with pool available in Johnston. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.