Destination guide

The theatrical area of West Des Moines awaits your stay

Enjoy the area's theatre scene, live music and opera with a rental holiday home in West Des Moines. This city's shopping, sporting events and restaurants draw many visitors. Des Moines Art Center and Salisbury House are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in and around West Des Moines

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that makes West Des Moines a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Blank Park Zoo (9.4 mi / 15.1 km)
  • Iowa State Fairgrounds (11.7 mi / 18.9 km)
  • Adventureland (15 mi / 24.1 km)
  • Clive Aquatic Center (1.1 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Pump It Up (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • West Grand Golf (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in West Des Moines

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, West Des Moines is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • Walnut Woods State Park (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Gray’s Lake Park (7 mi / 11.3 km)
  • Better Homes and Gardens Test Garden (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park (7.3 mi / 11.8 km)
  • Pappajohn Sculpture Park (7.4 mi / 11.9 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around West Des Moines

The nearest airport is in Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.), located 7.8 mi (12.6 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around West Des Moines?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 50 holiday lettings around West Des Moines. From 31 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 West Des Moines?

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

  • Jordan House: 59 holiday lettings
  • Jordan Creek Town Center: 59 holiday lettings
  • Valley Stadium: 59 holiday lettings
  • West Grand Golf: 60 holiday lettings
  • Mercy Medical Center West Lakes: 58 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around West Des Moines 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 West Des Moines?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 31 Houses in West Des Moines. Our other popular types of West Des Moines holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 15 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 2 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 2 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in West Des Moines?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 3 holiday homes with pool available in West Des Moines. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.