Destination guide

The artsy city of Indianola awaits you

Enjoy the area's festivals, museums and art galleries and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Indianola. This city is well-known for its baseball games and coffeehouses. Blank Park Zoo and Science Center of Iowa are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our vacation rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Indianola

Do you want to discover attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that Indianola has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Blank Park Zoo (13.3 mi / 21.4 km)
  • Iowa State Fairgrounds (18.5 mi / 29.7 km)
  • Adventureland (22.9 mi / 36.8 km)
  • Lake Ahquabi State Park (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Shady Oaks Golf Course (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
  • Summerset Winery (7.9 mi / 12.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Indianola

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Indianola is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden (18.6 mi / 29.9 km)
  • Lake Ahquabi State Park (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Walnut Woods State Park (16.6 mi / 26.6 km)
  • Gray’s Lake Park (16.9 mi / 27.1 km)
  • Better Homes and Gardens Test Garden (17.8 mi / 28.7 km)
  • John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park (17.9 mi / 28.9 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Indianola

The nearest airport is in Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.), located 14.5 mi (23.3 km) from the city center.