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Indianola overview

Visitors to Indianola can take time to see places like Lake Ahquabi State Park and National Balloon Museum. There's plenty more to see, including local sights like Summerset Winery. If you're looking for a new favorite getaway, look no further than Indianola.

Where to stay in Indianola

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

How to get to Indianola

Fly in to Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.), 14.5 mi (23.3 km) from downtown Indianola.

What to see around Indianola

Fun activities in the area include these attractions:
  • • Lake Ahquabi State Park
  • • Principal Park
  • • Wells Fargo Arena
  • • Veterans Memorial Auditorium
  • • The Wallace Centers of Iowa: Wallace House
Family-friendly attractions include:
  • • Blank Park Zoo
  • • Better Homes and Gardens Test Garden
  • • Sleepy Hollow Sports Park
  • • Sky Glider West
  • • Iowa State Fairgrounds
Art, festivals, and museums stand out with top cultural places to visit like:
  • • National Balloon Museum
  • • Fort Des Moines Museum
  • • Science Center of Iowa
  • • Jordan House
  • • The Temple for Performing Arts
It's notable for its swimming spots, flowers, and top spots for nature lovers that include:
  • • Grays Lake Center
  • • John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park
  • • Pappajohn Sculpture Park
  • • Des Moines Botanical Center
  • • East Lake County Park
Take in the collegiate vibe with a visit to:
  • • World Food Prize Hall of Laureates
  • • Drake University
  • • Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge
Some top sights in the area include:
  • • Salisbury House
  • • Iowa State Capitol Building
  • • Des Moines Art Center
  • • Adventureland

When to visit Indianola

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, 14°F night
  • April-June: 85°F day, 35°F night
  • July-September: 86°F day, 49°F night
  • October-December: 69°F day, 15°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 4.61 inches
  • April-June: 13.50 inches
  • July-September: 11.65 inches
  • October-December: 6.26 inches