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. One of the the biggest events in July is the National Balloon Classic, which happens at the end of July and features hot air balloons, balloon rides, competitions, and family entertainment.
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. For more information, check out the Visit Indianola website for a complete list of events, attractions, restaurants, shopping, lodging and more!