2602 SE Creekview Drive, Ankeny, IA, US, 50021

  • Phone: (515) 963-1100
  • Fax: (515) 963-9666
4.6 out of 5 (89 reviews)
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  • Entertainment Venues

    »Iowa State Fairgrounds

    Iowa State Fairgrounds was originally the Charles Thornton Farmstead and has been the home of the Iowa State Fair since 1886. Spread across 435 acres (176.03 hectares), these sprawling grounds also have historic buildings and is registered on the National Register of Historic Places. These include structures like the primary house and barn, the 1902 Livestock Pavilion and the 1904 Agriculture Building. Nearly more than half of the open space is used for the annual fair and the remaining is a campground. The entire area is divided into departments. It also hosts concerts, flea markets, livestock exhibitions, antiques and, auto and trade shows.

    3000 East Grand Avenue
    Des Moines, IA 50317

    »Des Moines Botanical & Environmental Center

    Eye-candy for the botanists' soul, Des Moines Botanical and Environmental Center prides itself on its beautiful plantations, exotic flowers and manicured hedges. It is on a mission to create awareness among people about horticulture and the environment through its several educational tours. Natural lover or not, head here to soak in the lovely atmosphere or simply for a breath of fresh air.

    909 Robert D. Ray Drive
    Des Moines, IA 50316

    »Capitol Complex

    Owned and managed by the state of Iowa, Capitol Complex is an entertainment venue housed inside a gorgeous building which evokes an old-world charm because of its aesthetic facade. The interiors are equally delightful and equipped with state-of-the-art facilities which go into making any event a success. A plush auditorium plays host to musicals and dramas while non-event days see this versatile space being rented out for business, social and private events.

    1007 East Grand Avenue
    Des Moines, IA 50319

    »Drake Stadium

    One of the popular stadiums in the city of Des Moines, Drake Stadium is found on the campus of the Drake University. A part of the city's sports scene since 1925, the stadium is the home ground of the university's football team, the Drake Bulldogs. Besides football, the stadium also hosts prominent track and field events, like Drake Relays. See the website to know more.

    2719 Forest Avenue
    Des Moines, IA 50311

    »Wells Fargo Arena

    The biggest names and the biggest stars still come here to perform and enthrall their fans. Wells Fargo Arena is one of the best locations for concerts and other gigs in Des Moines. Just in case you want to enjoy your evening in a more personalized manner, there are 37 boxes available as well. If you really want to be right there amidst the screaming fans, then this 17,000 seater arena is the place where your party begins. The American Idols and Paul McCartney have all performed here. So, get ready to rock, for the fun never stops here.

    730 3rd Street
    Des Moines, IA 50309

    »All Play

    All Play is a huge entertainment center that caters to the entire family and offers something for everyone. With over 65 arcade games, an amazing laser maze and interesting menu, it is a preferred choice amongst kids and adults alike. Air Hockey, Pool tables, Foosball, Wheel Deal, NASCAR Racing and other interesting games make the visit worthwhile. That's not it, you can also hire the place for your next birthday party or private celebrations. For complete details, check website or call ahead.

    615 3rd Street
    Des Moines, IA 50309

    »Sleepy Hollow Sports Park

    Sleepy Hollow Sports Park is a 60-acre sports and family recreation complex. Some of the many activities offered at the park include bumper boats, go-karts, mini-golf, climbing wall, batting cages, and sand volleyball. In the winter they also have skiing, snow tubing, and snowboarding. The complex is also available for group events such as birthday parties, corporate picnics, school field trips, and many others.  Please check their website for hours and activity rates.

    4051 Dean Avenue
    Des Moines, IA 50317


    Named after the former inmates of its building (a Woolworth Store), Wooly's is a newly established music venue. Though the owners have developed a modern space, they have retained some parts of the old structure. It is a spacious concert venue and can accommodate almost 700 to 800 guests. Different genres of music are played here, however the focus is on indie rock; local and nationally recognized singers and songwriters entertain audiences with their enthralling performances. For gig guide and other details, call ahead.

    504 East Locust Street
    Des Moines, IA 50309

    »The Kirkwood

    This historic building was formerly called the Hotel Kirkwood and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its Art Deco architecture style. Built in 1930, it is now called The Kirkwood and is a luxury condo. Though there are spaces available for cultural events as well. It has also hosted the prestigious Backstage Ball which is held annually to honor local musicians.

    400 Walnut Street
    Des Moines, IA 50309

    »Hoyt Sherman Place

    Hoyt Sherman Place is a multipurpose venue that dates back to the late 19th Century. The lavish building retains its original parquet floors and marble fireplaces, which makes it a popular venue for corporate events and private parties. The building is also home to an art gallery and a beautiful theater that seats 1252 people. Visitors are welcome to tour the building.

    1507 Woodland Avenue
    Des Moines, IA 50309

    »Iowa Cubs Baseball

    The Iowa Cubs a minor league AAA baseball team affiliate of the Chicago Cubs.

    One Line Drive
    Des Moines, Iowa 50309

    »Cobblestone 9

    Cobblestone 9 offers the latest hit movies and tempting concessions.

    8501 Hickman Road
    Des Moines, Iowa 50322
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