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Things to Do Outdoors near Our Apartments in Ankeny Iowa

See all that can be yours at Tradition Apartments of Ankeny and come home to an amazing living experience.. Our one, two, and three bedroom floor plans offer enticing features that ensure a life of ease. Each home is equipped with interiors that include a full-size washer and dryer, fully equipped kitchen, private patio or balcony, and much more. This, paired with community amenities that include a heated swimming pool, 24-hour fitness center, and a game room, will provide each resident with the perfect place to spend their days. Additionally, you can easily explore all Des Moines offers with the ideal location of our apartment in Ankeny, Iowa. Discover the best outdoor activities in the Des Moines area and find your new home today!

Blank Park Zoo

The variety of wildlife that awaits at Blank Park Zoo will ensure the whole family has an amazing visit. This zoo offers a portion of all its revenue to help animals in the wild, and there are many endangered species and rehabilitated animals being cared for within its grounds. The addax, amur tigers, and eastern black rhinos can be found here, all being severely endangered in the wild. However, there’s numerous other exciting animals to see throughout the grounds! Everything from the African lions and wallabies to red pandas, sea lions, and more are waiting to be discovered, and you will love seeing their exhibits. The zoo even hosts regular events including special animal appreciation days, STEM nights, and zoo member events. Head to the Blank Park Zoo and enjoy an amazing educational experience.

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

Immerse yourself in the flora found at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. This 12-acre public garden hopes to intrigue the public with innovative and ecologically friendly exhibits. They hold a variety of plant collections ranging from the Ladany Bonsai Collection and Orchid Collection to the Coleus and Plectranthus Collection. They even offer a conservatory and indoor gardens, where you will discover a diverse array of plant life. Lovers of house plants will love the conservatory, where massive specimens of ferns, palms, and more are showcased, and there’s plenty more to unearth outside.

Outdoors, you can enjoy art and sculpture features, fountains, a water garden, and even a rose garden, and you can easily have a new experience with each visit with their numerous events. From Music in the Garden and Houseplant Hikes to Forest Bathing, Science Saturdays, and more, everyone will find an event that interests them. Visit the Des Moines Botanical Garden to find your new favorite plant!

Des Moines Downtown Farmers’ Market

One of the best ways to involve yourself with the community and enjoy the outdoors is to visit the Des Moines Downtown Farmers’ Market. Every Saturday from May to October, you can enjoy the variety of vendors that attend the market. The 2022 vendors have everything from clothing and art to artisan food, meat, produce, plants, and more, and you will love finding the perfect purchase to suit your taste buds and your style. Head to one of the six wineries that visit and find the best pairing to go with your meal before you go to pick out ingredients. Numerous farms and gardens offer the freshest produce, and you can easily find the staple for dinner with Ebersole Cattle Co. The Popsie Fish Company, and more.

If you’ve recently moved into your new apartment at Tradition, you can also find decorations with Bozz Prints, Chalkboard Love Door Hangers, Cheers Ink, LLC, and more. They even offer a Downtown Winters Farmers’ Market, where you can stock up all the vendors have to offer and support local businesses.

With all these amazing outdoor spaces near our apartments in Ankeny, Iowa, residents will love all our community provides access to. Schedule your visit to Tradition Apartments of Ankeny and come home today!

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