Explore fun things to do in Ankeny

Located just 10 miles from Adventureland Park, the Country Inn & Suites in Ankeny is a great home base for family-friendly things to do. After a day of zooming down waterslides and roller coasters, travel about 10 minutes into Des Moines and enjoy excellent shopping and dining opportunities. The nearby Wells Fargo Arena is host to a variety of musical acts each year. Traveling for work? Treat a client to a round of 18 at the beautiful Briarwood Golf Club.

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Adventureland Park

5.15 mi / 8.29 km from the hotel
Board a thrilling roller coaster or a fun family ride at this expansive amusement park. During the summer, don't miss Breaker Beach Wavepool and the Caribbean Cruiser lazy river at Adventure Bay Water Park.

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.