Ankeny: Iowa’s Best Kept Secret

Ankeny, Iowa is a mere fifteen minute drive to downtown Des Moines, where you’ll find a number of art and history museums, as well as performing arts centers. Like Ankeny, Des Moines plays host to a growing number of nationally acclaimed cultural events including the annual Des Moines Art Festival in June, the Iowa State Fair in August, and the World Food & Music Festival in September. Whether you’re in Ankeny or nearby Des Moines, you’ll be satisfied by the surrounding convenience of both cities.