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Johnston overview

Johnston is a relaxing place distinct for its festivals and sports. You're sure to enjoy all of the bar and dining options. Families will find plenty of fun at Iowa State Fairgrounds and Adventureland. Popular sights like Des Moines Art Center and Salisbury House won't disappoint. Johnston is a family- and business-friendly destination with something for everyone.

Where to stay in Johnston

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Johnston has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Johnston with Hotels.com by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Johnston hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Johnston hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Johnston

Fly in to Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.), 12.3 mi (19.8 km) from downtown Johnston.

What to see around Johnston

Fun activities include attractions such as:
  • • M2B Raceway
  • • Pump It Up
  • • Buccaneer Arena
  • • Clive Aquatic Center
  • • The Wallace Centers of Iowa: Wallace House
Sights especially popular with families include:
  • • John Deere Des Moines Works Tours
  • • Better Homes and Gardens Test Garden
  • • Sky Glider East
  • • Sky Glider West
  • • Iowa State Fairgrounds
Festivals and theaters are top draws with cultural places to visit like:
  • • Iowa Gold Star Military Museum
  • • Ankeny Art Center
  • • Living History Farms
  • • Des Moines Community Playhouse
  • • Des Moines Art Center
Whether window-shopping or searching for a perfect souvenir, here are some favorite shopping areas:
  • • Merle Hay Mall
  • • Valley West Mall
  • • Jordan Creek Town Center
  • • Southridge Mall
Some popular places in the area to visit include:
  • • Salisbury House
  • • Des Moines Botanical Center
  • • Iowa State Capitol Building
  • • Science Center of Iowa
  • • Adventureland

When to visit Johnston

Wondering when's the best time to visit? Here are seasonal norms to help you plan your trip:

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: 4.09 inches
  • April-June: 13.74 inches
  • July-September: 12.60 inches
  • October-December: 5.75 inches