Des Moines hot spots are just a short drive away

Situated near the intersection of I-80 and I-35, the Country Inn & Suites makes an ideal home base for discovering Des Moines. Whether your plans include a visit to the opera, a star-studded event at the Wells Fargo Arena or a basketball game at Drake University, you can quickly commute to each venue. Our location in Clive, a suburb west of the capital, makes it easy to find peace and quiet just minutes from downtown attractions like the Des Moines Art Center and Des Moines Botanical Center. As your day winds to a close, nearby Jordan Creek Town Center is the perfect place to enjoy a meal at one of several fine restaurants or window-shop past an array of retail stores.
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Blank Park Zoo

9.9 mi / 15.93 km from the hotel
Visit giraffes, African lions, red pandas and sea lions at this 25-acre zoological park in Des Moines.

Des Moines Metro Opera

19.82 mi / 31.89 km from the hotel
Enjoy an evening buffet dinner, and then settle back in your plush seat for a night of operatic thrills that will have you calling out "Bravi" during the performance.

Drake University

6.48 mi / 10.43 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

8.62 mi / 13.87 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.

Simpson College

19.82 mi / 31.89 km from the hotel
Cheer on the Storm athletes at Cowles Fieldhouse or Buxton Stadium, or take a tour of this liberal arts institution.

Wells Fargo Arena

8.28 mi / 13.32 km from the hotel
Capable of accommodating up to 17,000 guests, this modern arena hosts basketball games, concerts and conventions.