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Elkhart overview

Elkhart is a budget-friendly place distinct for its sports and known for its college atmosphere and shops. You're sure to find the chocolate and coffee options to your liking. Families will find plenty of fun at Adventureland and Iowa State Fairgrounds. Make plans to visit the popular Des Moines Botanical Center and Iowa State Capitol Building. If you're looking for a family- and business-friendly getaway, Elkhart is for you.

Where to stay in Elkhart

Whether traveling for business or pleasure, Elkhart can comfortably accommodate all visitors. There are 138 hotels in the Elkhart area and you can shop as many as 30 deals for rooms on Hotels.com, some with discounts of up to 42%.
  • • 47 2-star hotels with an average price of $51 per night
  • • 77 3-star hotels with an average price of $78 per night
  • • 11 4-star hotels with an average price of $103 per night

How to get to Elkhart

Fly in to Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.), 19.1 mi (30.8 km) from downtown Elkhart.

What to see around Elkhart

Outdoorsy fun is on hand like football and running, along with attractions such as:
  • • Sky Glider East
  • • Sky Glider West
  • • Wells Fargo Arena
  • • Veterans Memorial Auditorium
  • • The Wallace Centers of Iowa: Wallace House
Sights especially popular with families include:
  • • Center Grove Orchard
  • • John Deere Des Moines Works Tours
  • • Adventureland
  • • Iowa State Fairgrounds
  • • Sleepy Hollow Sports Park
Below are some favorite shopping areas to find that perfect souvenir:
  • • Merle Hay Mall
  • • Valley West Mall
  • • Southridge Mall
Enjoy the university setting or the collegiate vibe around the area of:
  • • Des Moines Area Community College
  • • Drake University
  • • World Food Prize Hall of Laureates
  • • Iowa State University
Some top places to visit in the area include:
  • • Des Moines Botanical Center
  • • Iowa State Capitol Building
  • • Science Center of Iowa
  • • Des Moines Art Center
  • • Salisbury House

When to visit Elkhart

Wondering what time of year to travel, or what clothes to pack? Here are seasonal norms to help you with your planning:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 56°F day, 11°F night
  • • April-June: 86°F day, 32°F night
  • • July-September: 87°F day, 45°F night
  • • October-December: 71°F day, 12°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 4.0 inches
  • • April-June: 13.7 inches
  • • July-September: 12.6 inches
  • • October-December: 5.7 inches