2602 SE Creekview Drive
Ankeny, IA 50021
Phone: (515) 963-1100
Fax: (515) 963-9666
Ankeny Regional Airport that was established in 1993. Spread across a vast area of 528 acres, this airport boasts a main runway and a foot crosswind runway, and there are about 110 aircrafts based here. This place also offers general aviation services like air photography, air charter, garage rental and so on. The airport is well managed by a team of experts from the aviation industry.
Named after the Des Moines River after being incorporated in 1857, this city was initially called Fort Des Moines. The capital city of Iowa, it attracts financial and insurance companies in droves, and has been correctly called the 'Best Place for Business' by Forbes. A number of stunning Beaux Art buildings were built along the riverside in the 1930's, and they still continue to attract starry-eyed visitors. A pulsating cultural scene is boosted by annual jazz festivals, symphonies, orchestras, street parties, ballet, food markets and not forgetting the scenic amphitheater.
Westminster Presbyterian Church dates back to the 19 Century and is a beautiful Gothic structure. This church is known for its outreaches, art exhibitions, concerts and choir. Their worship is eclectic and lively. They have a separate session for kids every Sunday. Their Anchor Coffee House is an intimate space for shows which covers genres like bluegrass, folk, jazz, country, blues and rock.
Nestled in the heart of downtown Des Moines, the Court District is one of the oldest areas in all of Iowa, and this is manifested through its vintage lamp posts, quaint sidewalks and winding streets. Street musicians are an endearing sight as the sounds of jazz and blues float through the air while shutter-happy tourists watch on. Foodies will be fascinated by the sheer diversity of cuisines offered at the many wayside eateries and more trendy establishments. The Downtown Farmers Market is another attraction that is synonymous with this charming district.
Masjid An-noor is managed by the Muslim Community Organization of Des Moines. The masjid lies at the center of the communal and religious lives of not only the resident Muslims of Des Moines, but also of the students who study at the various educational institutions nearby. Since its establishment in 1983, the masjid has come to be a place of comfort and hope for the many muslims who have settled here, especially refugees and immigrants longing for the familiarity of their homeland. Apart from daily prayers, Friday services and Taraweeh prayers during the holy month of Ramzan, Masjid An-noor also organizes weekend Islamic and Arabic classes for all ages, festivals and social gatherings, all of which have been met with enthusiasm.
Since its establishment in 1901, the Tifereth Israel Synagogue has grown and adapted to meet the needs of Jews in today's world. Housed within a modern building that gracefully blends their rich Jewish heritage with modern facilities, the synagogue offers its members a majestic and welcoming place to worship, celebrate, learn and grow. With a tolerant and open mindset the synagogue welcomes people from all backgrounds and cultures, interfaith families and even same-sex couples with equal warmth and respect. Despite the diversity of its congregation in not only background, but also beliefs and level of observance, the Tifereth Israel Synagogue fosters a sense of community and creates an environment of fellowship. Apart from regular services, the synagogue also Lev Shalev and Junior Congregation services, while religious education is available for all age groups. The facilities at the synagogue include a gift shop, library, youth center, school building, and even a social hall with its own kosher kitchen.
Beth El Jacob Synagogue was established in 1881, and has since come to be a vital part of the Orthodox Jewish community of Des Moines. The synagogue strives to provide the community a warm and welcoming place where they may discover a more traditional style of worship and lifestyle. Through various group activities, religious instruction for all age groups and adherence to the teachings of the Torah, the synagogue fosters a sense of fellowship amongst its members and guides them on their journey towards becoming a better human being who is not only spiritually mature, but also socially conscious. Beth El Jacob Synagogue also has its own Mikvah and preschool, aside from all the usual facilities one would expect to find.
Temple B'nai Jeshurun was originally established at Des Moines in 1873 as an Orthodox congregation, however in soon went on to become Iowa's first Reform congregation and is a part of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations. The current building of this synagogue was built in 1932. With its striking dome, richly colored stained glass windows and painted details, the temple is marvellous setting in which to celebrate the glory of God. Although the synagogue lies at the center of all of the community's religious and communal activities, it strives to create a “living Judasism” that exists within each individual outside the temple as well. Apart from regular Shabbat services, the temple also organizes special events, festivities and religious education for all its members. While firmly grounded in tradition, care has been taken to adapt teachings and practices to meet the needs of modern American Jews.
The United Methodist Church in West Des Moines is located along Grand Avenue. The stunning red building is a vision of splendor. Its congregation was formed in 1892 and presently has over 1800 members. The beautiful stained-glass window at the main entry of the sanctuary depicting "The Last Supper" by Leonardo DaVinci adds to the building's grace. Also, the bell tower installed here stands as a memorial dedicated to Skip Elson, a parishioner who died in Vietnam. This active institute of faith holds prayer meetings every Sunday.
The Sacred Heart Church at West Des Moines is a Catholic parish church that forms a part of the Diocese of Des Moines. The church and its members strive to inculcate within themselves a deep understanding of Jesus Christ through worship, service and study. Through participation in church activities, the congregants not only experience the love of God, but also put that love in to action. Music plays a very important role in the worship at Sacred Heart, with support provided to not one, but five different choirs and a Praise Band. The church also organizes and supports various activities and groups that foster a sense of belonging amongst parish members, and helps them grow in to caring, loving and spiritually mature individuals. Sacred Heart has a large and active Hispanic community, and even supports a special Hispanic ministry that organizes outreach programs, English/Spanish Masses, festivities, novenas and a special sacrament preparation program. Seeking to be a place of comfort and hope for all, at Sacred Heart Church newcomers and visitors are always welcome.
The Covenant Presbyterian Church encourages a sense of fellowship amongst its members through participation in a variety of small groups and ministries. Services bring together traditional practices and modern technology, with opportunities to grow and explore faith. The church also organises a special Wednesday program which brings together its members in a more informal setting over a home-cooked meal followed by activities and classes for all age groups. The church firmly believes that to truly know faith one must not only understand what has been professed, but also translate this understanding in to action. Opportunities to serve others are offered through the various missions supported by the church, including the Eddie Davis Center, Habitat for Humanity, Meals from the Heartland and the bi-annual Blood Drive.
Shepherd of the Valley is a warm and welcoming church that strives to encourage spiritual growth amongst all its members through study, service and worship. The church offers a traditional service every Sunday at 8a and a contemporary service at 10:30a, while at 5p every Saturday the church holsts a "Come as you are" service that is a blend of traditional and contemporary practices. While the church supports a variety of outreach programs and ministries that encourage the wholesome development of its members, the church is best known for its Vibrant Faith @ Home program which provides devote families with the resources and support they need to converse with one another about their faith, experience comfort through prayer and extend support to others.