Destination guide

The captivating city of Ankeny awaits you

The area's entertainment and festivals are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Ankeny. This city's restaurants, shopping and sporting events draw many visitors. Adventureland and Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Ankeny

Do you want to discover things to do in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes Ankeny a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Adventureland (7.4 mi / 12 km)
  • Iowa State Fairgrounds (9.7 mi / 15.7 km)
  • Blank Park Zoo (14.7 mi / 23.7 km)
  • John Deere Des Moines Works Tours (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Otter Creek Golf Course (2.4 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Woodland Hills Golf Course (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Ankeny

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Ankeny is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden (9.4 mi / 15.1 km)
  • Saylorville Lake (5.6 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Big Creek State Park (8.1 mi / 13 km)
  • Pappajohn Sculpture Park (10.2 mi / 16.5 km)
  • John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park (10.3 mi / 16.5 km)
  • Better Homes and Gardens Test Garden (10.4 mi / 16.7 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Ankeny

The nearest airport is in Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.), located 14 mi (22.5 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Ankeny?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 49 holiday lettings around Ankeny. From 32 Houses to 13 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 Ankeny?

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

  • John Deere Des Moines Works Tours: 54 holiday lettings
  • Des Moines Area Community College: 54 holiday lettings
  • Otter Creek Golf Course: 73 holiday lettings
  • Ankeny Art Center: 55 holiday lettings
  • 801 Grand: 56 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Ankeny 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 Ankeny?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 32 Houses in Ankeny. Our other popular types of Ankeny holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 13 self catering accommodations
  • Townhouses: 3 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 7 self catering accommodations

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Ankeny?

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