Located just minutes south of Des Moines, Indianola, IA is quickly becoming known as the place to live and work. Striving to maintain a small town charm, Indianola provides unique business, personal and professional opportunities.
For the nature enthusiast, Indianola offers an abundance of parks, trails and outdoor activities. Lake Ahquabi offers a relaxing escape from the summer heat with swimming, sunbathing, grilling, boating and fishing activities on this pristine manmade lake. If you don't have a boat, canoe, paddle boat or kayak rentals are on hand. Wander along shady trails as you wind your way around the lake or explore the woods. For additional activity and rental information at Lake Ahquabi, visit the DNR's website.
National Balloon Classic If you're looking for activities that aren't as rustic, you can catch a performance at the Blank Preforming Arts Center at Simpson College, enjoy Yoga in the Park every Saturday during the summer at Buxton Park, catch a movie at Summer Friday Films at the Indianola library or get a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants in Indianola. At the end of July, head down to Indianola for the National Balloon Classic that features hot air balloons, balloon rides, competitions, and family entertainment. For more information, check out Visit Indianola for a complete list of events, attractions, restaurants, shopping, lodging and more!
When you want to get away for a day, Indianola is conveniently located just minutes South of popular Des Moines Metro area events and attractions like the Blank Park Zoo , the Iowa Cubs , the Science Center of Iowa , or Winefest. For additional information, check out the Catch Des Moines website which includes events and entertainment around Indianola and the Des Moines Metro area. Winefest Des Moines is an annual festival celebrating the food and wine industry.