- 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
Located in the historic Sherman Hill district, the Hoyt Sherman Place is one of the most highly acclaimed venues for events in Des Moines. The elegant home was built in 1877 and has individual rooms to host small events or large banquets.
67% 9 votes
221 Walnut Street, Des Moines, IA 50309 MoreLess Info
A cultural center for the city of Des Moines, the Des Moines Performing Arts â€' Civic Center hosts an array of arts productions, including dance, theater, and others. The Civic Center also hosts educational events.
The Downtown Farmers Market is open rain or shine from May through October. There are roughly 300 family farmers, artists, bakers, and crafters from around the state who participate in the large open-air market.
Standard facilities such as a baseball diamond, picnic shelter that can be rented, a children's playground, and open picnic areas are available at Walker-Johnston Park. The city's skateboard park is held within the site.
Offering varying slates of activities in summer and winter, Sleepy Hollow Sports Park is a large outdoor recreational facility. Summer visitors might enjoy sand volleyball, a climbing wall, or batting cages, while winter visitors might ski or sled.
86% 7 votes
Science Center of Iowa, 401 W Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, Des Moines, IA 50309 MoreLess Info
The Blank IMAX Dome Theater is an IMAX movie theater that is situated within the Science Center of Iowa. The theater has seats that are angled at 35 degrees so that every seat in the theater faces the screen.
77% 431 votes
401 W Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, Des Moines, IA 50309 MoreLess Info
Science Center of Iowa includes a science museum and IMAX dome theater. Admission includes hands-on science experiments, as well as live demonstrations and programs about everything from chemistry to astronomy.
Located in a historic brick building, Kum & Go Theater - Des Moines showcases performances from various theater companies and entertainers in the area. These performances range from Broadway musicals to burlesque.