Families will find kid-friendly activities in Ankeny, and visitors give high marks for the top-notch restaurants. This city also attracts tourists with its shopping, sporting events, and festivals. Around the area, top sights include Adventureland, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, and Iowa State Capitol Building.
- You'll find 147 Expedia hotels and other accommodations in the larger area of Des Moines
- The closest major airport is in Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.), 14 mi (22.5 km) from the city center
Sightseeing and Staying in Ankeny
The city is well known for its festivals and cultural venues like Ankeny Art Center and John Deere Des Moines Works Tours. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Des Moines Area Community College and Otter Creek Golf Course.
As you plan your holiday retreat, you'll find 18 hotels and other lodging options available to pick from in Ankeny. Here are top ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:
- Homewood Suites By Hilton Ankeny - This 3-star hotel features free breakfast, an indoor pool, and free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and clean, comfortable rooms.
- Sleep Inn & Suites Ankeny - Des Moines - Our customers like the breakfast and proximity to shopping at this hotel. With a stay at this 2-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and an indoor pool, along with an in-room MP3 dock.
- Best Western Premier Ankeny Hotel - With a stay at this 3-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and a restaurant, along with free WiFi.
Popular places to see outside the city include Adventureland, 7.4 mi/12 km from the heart of the city, and Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, which is 9.4 mi/15.1 km away.
Dressing for Ankeny
- Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 56°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 11°F
- From April to June, the average is 86°F during the day and 32°F at night
- July through September sees average temperatures of 87°F during the day and 45°F at night
- In October-December, you can expect 71°F as the daytime average and 12°F as the nighttime average
- Average annual rainfall for Ankeny is 36.10 inches
- July and June are usually the hottest months averaging 85°F, while January and February are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 14°F