- 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.
As an indoor entertainment center, Monkey Joe's is filled with wall to wall bounce houses and other inflatables for children to play on. The center has a separate play area for toddlers with age-appropriate inflatables.
West Des Moines' Valley Junction is a regentrifying area that boasts fine boutiques, dining and entertainment. In clement weather, patrons enjoy strolling through the junction's tree-lined paths. Parking is available on the streets and in several affordable pay lots.
Olson-Larsen Gallerie's is a contemporary gallery representing over 60 of the finest artists in the Midwest. Located in Historic Valley Junction, Olson-Larsen fulfills its commitment to original art through exhibitions and support services for clients ranging from individuals to corporations.
At Fleur Cinema & Cafe, visitors can watch a mix of independent, foreign, and blockbuster flicks in digital projection. In addition to movie theater popcorn, the concession stand offers alcoholic beverages and coffee to take into the theater.
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The Funny Bone is one of a small chain of comedy clubs, with this location featuring regular performances from nationally touring stand-up professionals. The club also offers dinners and a full bar service to audience members during performances.