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Area Overview

Located near the I-35 and I- 80 intersection, Ankeny is located just North of the Des Moines metro area. We are close to Saylorville Lake. Ankeny has its own Airport.

Things to Do

Recreation & Fitness













Ankeny's Sports Complex brings in many sporting events. We have a trail system that connects to the High Tressle Trail and bike system within Iowa. We have an excellent parks & recreation system. Craft sales and shopping are located in Ankeny with local restaurants to fulfill any appetite. Wonderful churches to attend. Every summer on the weekend following the fourth of July, we have our community event, Ankeny SummerFest, that runs Thursday through Sunday night. We bring bands every night, a Carnival, concessions, fun talent show and karoaoke contest, a parade on Saturday morning, family friendly events and fireworks on Sunday evening of SummerFest.

Cultural Activities





Ankeny Community Theatre, Ankeny Community Band, Ankeny Community Schools present various plays, show choir,and sporting events as well.

Attractions






Ankeny's Sports Complex brings in many sporting events. We have a trail system that connects to the High Tressle Trail and bike system within Iowa. We have an excellent parks & recreation system. Craft sales and shopping are located in Ankeny with local restaurants to fulfill any appetite. Wonderful churches to attend. Every summer on the weekend following the fourth of July, we have our community event, Ankeny SummerFest, that runs Thursday through Sunday night. We bring bands every night, a Carnival, concessions, fun talent show and karoaoke contest, a parade on Saturday morning, family friendly events and fireworks on Sunday evening of SummerFest.

Transportation



DART, the busing system.

Climate

Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall


 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 January  11.0  21.0  31.0  0.9 "
 February  15.0  25.5  36.0  1.0 "
 March  26.0  37.0  48.0  2.2 "
 April  38.0  50.0  62.0  3.7 "
 May  50.0  61.5  73.0  4.9 "
 June  60.0  71.0  82.0  5.1 "
 July  64.0  75.5  87.0  5.1 "
 August  61.0  73.0  85.0  4.4 "
 September  52.0  64.5  77.0  3.1 "
 October  39.0  51.5  64.0  2.5 "
 November  28.0  38.0  48.0  2.0 "
 December  15.0  24.5  34.0  1.2 "

Best Time To Go:

Summer and fall.

Spring temperatures are cold with averages in the upper 40's and highs in the low 60's. Nights are cold with lows in the upper 30's. Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the low 70's and highs in the mid 80's. Nights are cool with lows in the low 60's. Fall temperatures are cool with averages in the low 50's and highs in the low 60's. Nights are cold with lows in the upper 30's. Winter temperatures are cold with averages in the low 20's and highs in the low 30's. Nights are cold with lows in the low 10's.

Accommodations



Costs

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