Hotels in Ankeny, Iowa

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Ankeny overview

Ankeny is a friendly locale distinct for its live music and sports. You're sure to find the beer and café options to your liking. Take in some local culture at popular places like Science Center of Iowa and Des Moines Art Center. Make plans to visit the popular Adventureland and Des Moines Botanical Center. Ankeny is a family-friendly destination while offering something for everyone.

Where to stay in Ankeny

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

How to get to Ankeny

Fly in to Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.), 14 mi (22.5 km) from downtown Ankeny.

What to see around Ankeny

Outdoor activities are on hand like golf and sporting events along with attractions such as:
  • • Otter Creek Golf Course
  • • Woodland Hills Golf Course
  • • Tournament Club of Iowa
  • • Grand View Golf Course
  • • Beaver Creek Golf Club
Known for its family-friendly sights such as:
  • • John Deere Des Moines Works Tours
  • • Adventureland
  • • Sky Glider East
  • • Iowa State Fairgrounds
  • • Sky Glider West
Live music and theaters stand out with top cultural places to visit like:
  • • Ankeny Art Center
  • • Iowa Gold Star Military Museum
  • • State Historical Society of Iowa Museum
  • • World Food Prize Hall of Laureates
  • • Simon Estes Riverfront Amphitheater
Below are some favorite shopping areas to find that perfect souvenir:
  • • Merle Hay Mall
  • • Valley West Mall
  • • Southridge Mall
  • • Jordan Creek Town Center
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 Ankeny

If you're still deciding when to visit, here are the seasonal norms to help you plan:

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