- The list below includes 71 free or cheap things to do in or near Ankeny, Iowa, including 51 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Music Venue, Breweries and Cooking Classes.
- From Prairie Ridge Aquatic Center to Iowa Culinary Institute, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Ankeny and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Des Moines, Ames, West Des Moines and Urbandale.
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2701 Douglas Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50310 MoreLess Info
Plaza Lanes Family Fun Center is a bowling alley that also features outdoor volleyball courts and offers league play for both sports. They offer laser bowling, tournaments and they have an attached bar and grill.
Along with public skating, lessons are offered at the Metro Ice Sports Facility. This includes basic lessons as well as lessons in figure skating technique. Other activities include hockey leagues and training camps.
Thomas Mitchell Park is a county park featuring a tall, wooded ridge. The park is named after Thomas Mitchell, one of Polk County's first settlers. Attractions include a playground, camping facilities, fishing, picnic shelters, and hiking trails.
80% 861 votes
909 Robert D. Ray Drive, Des Moines, IA 50309 MoreLess Info
See more than 1000 varieties of plants at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden Center in Iowa. The domed conservatory includes a tropical garden, desert garden and sculptures under one roof.
Celebrating the accomplishment of past, present, and future Iowans, the Iowa Hall of Pride is a nice ode to the state's residents. See local art, sculptures, videos, pictures, and written works from the state's most accomplished residents.