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Things to do in Ankeny

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Whether you’re new in town or just cruising through, Ankeny has loads of great things to see and do! Some of our most popular attractions are outside in Ankeny. Including Saylorville Lake, Sunrise Park, Margo Frankel Woods State Park, and Cottonwood Recreation Area. Hungry? Be sure to grab fresh local produce, homemade treats or any of our delicious restaurants.  

We are located at 2506 Southeast Tones Drive in Ankeny, IA. 

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Waterfront Seafood Market Restaurant 2414 SE Tones Dr, Ankeny, IA 50021 (515) 963-1940 0.23

Family-owned seafood restaurant & adjacent market with fish, spices & kitchen tools. Freshest fish and seafood available

HuHot Mongolian Grill 2310 SE Delaware Ave, Delaware Marketplace, Ankeny, IA 50021 (515) 963-7860 1.02

Create your own style stir fry cuisine - all you can eat.

Pho 85 1701 SE Delaware Ave, Ankeny, IA 50021 (515) 964-2388 1.36

Offering pho & other traditional Vietnamese dishes, plus Thai and SE Asian options & bubble tea.

Tokyo Steak House 113 SE Delaware Ave #104, Ankeny, IA 50021 (515) 963-8898 2.65

Contemporary place with bar seating for sushi & cocktails, with teppanyaki & other Japanese staples. Hibachi seating and regular dining.

Thunderhead Sports Bar & Grill 1325 SW Oralabor Rd, Ankeny, IA 50023 (515) 289-1578 2.58

Spacious venue offering Thunderhead Brewing & other craft beers on tap, plus pub fare & lots of TVs. American food and family friendly.

Main Street Cafe & Bakery 2510 SW White Birch Dr #1,2, Ankeny, IA 50023 (515) 964-7141 3.11

Bakery & cafe serving breakfast, daily fresh soup & sandwiches in a stylish, contemporary atmosphere. Drive thru.

Fong's Pizza Ankeny 1450 SW Vintage Pkwy #120, Ankeny, IA 50023 (515) 243-8888 3.09

Asian-inspired pizzas & appetizers, sandwiches, salads and desserts. We have an expanded tiki bar and offer 88 beers on draft in a beautifully designed tiki bar featuring beautiful bamboo woodwork.

Flavory Bistro 1450 SW Vintage Pkwy, Ankeny, IA 50023, USA (515) 443-7272 3.12

Mediterranean food

Leaning Tower of Pizza - Uptown Ankeny 512 SW 3rd St, Ankeny, IA 50023 (515) 964-0401 3.55

Old-school Italian standby featuring checkered tablecloths & a menu of pizza, pasta & sandwiches. Homemade food, full bar and local tap selections

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Alohana Hawaiian Grill 802 SE Oralabor Rd, Ankeny, IA 50021 (515) 964-2800 0.94

Hawaiian and American cuisine

The Playground For Kids 2401 SE Tones Dr #7, Ankeny, IA 50021 (515) 965-9899 0.21

Indoor playground and activity center for kids

Fridley - Springwood 9 2829 S Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023 (515) 964-7887 1.6

Longtime, family-owned movie theater chain screening first-run films & offering concessions.

Otter Creek Golf Course 4100 NE Otter Creek Drive, Ankeny, IA 50021 (515) 965-6464 5.2

Golf Course

DMACC Ankeny Campus 2006 South Ankeny Boulevard, Ankeny, IA 50023 (515) 964-6200 2.61

Community College in Ankeny, Iowa

Adventureland 3200 Adventureland Dr, Altoona, IA 50009 (515) 266-2121 6.92

Adventureland is a family-owned amusement park in Altoona, Iowa. It is marketed as featuring over 100 rides, shows and attractions.

Puttmasters At The Pines 2977 NW 66th Ave, Des Moines, IA 50313 (515) 289-0205 5.76

Miniature golf course in Polk County, Iowa

Wells Fargo Arena 233 Center St, Des Moines, IA 50309 (515) 564-8000 9.97

Wells Fargo Arena is a 16,980-seat multi-purpose arena in Des Moines, Iowa, United States.

Science Center of Iowa & Blank IMAX Dome Theater 401 W Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50309 (515) 274-6868 10.55

Science museum in Des Moines, Iowa

Iowa Cubs Baseball Principal Park 50 309, 1 Line Dr, Des Moines, IA 50309 (515) 243-6111 10.58

Principal Park, formerly Sec Taylor Stadium, is a minor league baseball stadium in Des Moines, Iowa. It is the home field of the Pacific Coast League's Iowa Cubs.

Blank Park Zoo 7401 SW 9th St, Des Moines, IA 50315 (515) 285-4722 15.08

Blank Park Zoo is a 25-acre zoological park on the south side of Des Moines, Iowa near historic Fort Des Moines. The zoo is a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and is the only accredited zoo in Iowa.

Anytime Fitness 2505 SW White Birch Dr, Ankeny, IA 50023 (515) 965-4246 3.12

Memberships, local offers, coaching and training services. Health plan discounts, private showers, 24 hour security, tanning and free parking.

Balance Yoga Lounge 2202 W 1st St, Ankeny, IA 50023 (515) 210-8138 4.9

Yoga, pilates, spas wellness for everyone. Day passes.

Spa810 Ankeny 107, 1802 SE Delaware Ave, Ankeny, IA 50021 (515) 414-2822 1.29

Day spa with laser, skin, massage, anti-aging and aesthetics.

Backspin Indoor Golf 106 SW State St, Ankeny, IA 50023 (515) 965-6087 4.52

Premier indoor golf experience, golf simulators, 2 people can complete 9-holes in 1 hour.

Cascade Falls Aquatic Center 2350 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy, Ankeny, IA 50023 (515) 963-3569 3.74

Heated pool complex with a splash park, slides for all ages, lap lanes, concessions & more.

Bulldog Ceramics 613 S Ankeny Blvd A, Ankeny, IA 50023 (515) 965-6817 2.97

Painting and pottery studios, classes, workshops, paint your own pottery and canvas painting.

Fitness World Clubs 110 N Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023 (515) 964-0170 3.66

Gym offering yoga, zumba and cycling.

Snap Fitness 1010 S 3rd Street 1B, Polk City, IA 50226 (515) 339-7018 10.84

Gym offering cardio equipment, free weights, HDTV's trainers and classes.

Reiman Gardens 1407 S University Blvd, Ames, IA 50011 (515) 294-2710 24.6

A 17- acre university-owned public garden located immediately south of Jack Trice Stadium on the Iowa State University campus in Ames, Iowa. Largest public garden in the state of Iowa with a conservatory and a butterfly house.

Boone Speedway 1481 223rd Pl, Boone, IA 50036 (515) 432-1795 34.55

Boone Speedway is a 1/3-mile high-banked dirt oval raceway located in Boone, Iowa. Races are held on Saturday nights sanctioned by the IMCA.

My Place Hotel-Ankeny/Des Moines, IA
2506 Southeast Tones Drive, Iowa, 50021, USA
Phone: (515) 381-0589