West Des Moines is a rapidly growing city in Iowa. The city has a modest population and recognizes the importance of diversity, with many of its residents being of foreign ethnicity. WDM is a friendly city where guests are welcomed with open arms and bright smiles, and recreational activities and entertainment are abundant.
Visitors with an affinity for the outdoors will be pleasantly surprised with the number of fun outdoor activities that West Des Moines offers. Outdoor loving guests can spend the day at Raccoon River Park where they can go kayaking, practice their archery, or take a relaxing two-mile long walk or bike ride around the lake, or they can play outdoor basketball and have a picnic in Quail Cove Park, which also happens to have a wonderful kid-friendly playground and updated bathroom facilities.
For guests interested in the founding and development of the city, the Jordan House is a great place to spend the afternoon, as it offers guided tours, while the Foundry Distilling Companies offers riveting tours for those who are interested in the brewing process of the facility’s unique spirits. Guests can also beat the summer heat by swimming at the Valley View Aquatic Center, be inspired by the original works showcased at the Des Moines Art Center or the handmade sculptures at the Pappajohn Sculpture Park, admire the beauty of the hundreds of plant and flower species found at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, catch a baseball game at Principal Park, and shop the Downtown Farmer’s Market.
West Des Moines isn’t short of great places to stay by any means. The city offers an array of modern vacation homes located in the best areas of the city including downtown and beside the various public parks. The rentals are incredibly comfortable, offering complimentary internet, comfortable beds, and spacious living areas. They’re perfect for hosting family and friends.
The best time to visit WDM is the summer months of June, July, August, and September for warm weather activities.
For families, there is plenty to do in the Des Moines and West Des Moines area. Families who love animals can visit the Blank Zoo Park, where they can see dozens of beautiful, well cared for wild animals and feed the friendlier species such as the giraffes.
Families with small children can spend a few hours burning excess energy at Monkey Joe’s where children have free reign to jump, bounce, crawl, and run on the amusement center’s inflatables, obstacle courses, playgrounds, and arcade games.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in West Des Moines. The hottest month in West Des Moines is June, when temperatures peak at 96 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to -20 ˚F. The wettest month in West Des Moines is August with 9.5 inches of rain, while the driest month is January with 1.06 inches of rain.
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If you need to stay connected during your vacation, then you can choose from over 116 accommodations in West Des Moines that have WiFi. We have 33 accommodations that come with breakfast included. Fitness addicts can get a workout in during their stay by choosing from 50 accommodations that have gyms. If you're planning on arriving in West Des Moines by car, be sure to choose from 121 accommodations that provide parking. We track 44 places to stay that have a pool or jacuzzi.
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