- Our list of the best things to do in Ankeny, Iowa, features the top 96 nearby activities — including 41 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Ankeny, IA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Entertainment & Shows, Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, and Amusement.
- The results below include the top 10 things to do within the city of Ankeny, IA , followed by 86 popular activities in nearby cities, including Des Moines, Ames, West Des Moines, Urbandale, Altoona, Indianola, Madrid, Newton and Johnston
88% 25 votes
7700 Northwest Beaver Drive, Johnston, IA 50131 MoreLess Info
Celebrate the sacrifice that men and women in the service gave our country at the Iowa Gold Start Museum. Learn about the history of the 'Gold Star Mothers' and the history of those who had a tremendous impact on our nation.
Offering free admission, Adventureland of America has a multitude of amusement park rides for people of all ages. The park contains roller coasters with loops, a water park with slides, and kiddie rides.
Adventure Lands of America features over 100 rides, shows, and attractions including roller coasters and thrill rides. They also offer live entertainment, water rides and a full complement of children's rides spread throughout the park.
25% 4 votes
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.