Stay close to the best things to do in Ankeny

Located just 10 miles from Adventureland Park, the Country Inn & Suites, Ankeny, IA is a great home base for a family vacation. After spending some time on waterslides and roller coasters, make your way to the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden to stroll past a huge variety of beautiful plants. Des Moines is about a 10-minute drive away if you want to enjoy excellent shopping and dining, and Wells Fargo Arena is the place to catch music's biggest acts. Traveling for work? Treat a client to a round of 18 at the beautiful Briarwood Golf Club.
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Ankeny Area Historical Society

2.36 mi / 3.79 km from the hotel
The Ankeny Area Historical Society displays a rich variety of artifacts inside a house built in 1905.

Ankeny Art Center

2.91 mi / 4.69 km from the hotel
The Ankeny Art Center offers art classes and showcases work by Iowa artists with exhibits that change every six to eight weeks.

Blank Park Zoo

12.99 mi / 20.9 km from the hotel
Visit giraffes, African lions, red pandas and sea lions at this 25-acre zoological park in Des Moines.

Briarwood Golf Club

3.99 mi / 6.42 km from the hotel
This serene 18-hole course has been welcoming golfers for more than 20 years. After your round, enjoy a drink at the Player's Lounge sports bar.

Drake University

8.18 mi / 13.17 km from the hotel
Attend concerts, comedy shows and basketball games on Drake's 150-acre campus in downtown Des Moines.

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

7.72 mi / 12.43 km from the hotel
A world of plant life, including an impressive bonsai collection, awaits you on this 14-acre garden beside the Des Moines River.