Downtown Ankeny, Iowa









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Things to do in Ankeny, Iowa

Main Street of old Downtown Ankeny speaks to once what was and what could be once again. As Ankeny the community gathers, it leaves a pocket of opportunity for small business owners to come in and set up shop.Take a few minutes to explore what each downtown has to offer by viewing our directory below.

Downtown Ankeny is the place to buy jewelry offered by downtown merchants with a wide variety of lovely earrings, necklaces, bracelets and of course diamond rings. You are sure to find the top artisan brands and jewelry maker that brings a special touch to each piece offered.

Downtown Ankeny brings musicians together and finding your local musical instrument shop can be a great way to get to try new and used guitars. Be sure to start your search downtown if you are looking to upgrade, trade-in or add to your collection.

Downtown Ankeny has a great collection of barber shops to choose from if you want to take a little off the top, get a clean shave or to trim your moustache or beard. Take a moment to consider buying some styling gel, beard oil or wax and always tip well.

Downtown Ankeny brings a custom fit every time a shoe is bought locally. Nothing beats the hands on experience of shoe shopping to add to your collection of Men's, Women's and Children's shoes. Try them on, walk around and make sure you have the best fit as every manufacturer is a bit different on sizing.

Why do you love downtown?

Taree Hines
Historic

Daniel E Swanson
The Downtown area stores are friendlier and have comparable pricing as the bigger stores. The only problem is parking and the distance you may have to walk to do your shopping.

Mary Warszynski
I have not been there yet. I am planning a family outing for March.

Mary Morales
DO NOT KNOW IT YET, NEW TO THE AREA

Kathleen Townsend
It's so quaint and cute!

Restaurants in Ankeny, Iowa


Ankeny Cafe

310 South Ankeny Boulevard
Downtown Ankeny



A Different Taste

4004 Ne Raintree Lane
Downtown Ankeny



B-Bop's

2205 Se Delaware Avenue
Downtown Ankeny



Bear's Restaurant Corp

302 Sw Maple St
Downtown Ankeny



Benchwarmers

705 South Ankeny Boulevard
Downtown Ankeny




Downtown Ankeny Hotels

Finding the best hotel in Downtown Ankeny can make or break the experience of your entire trip. Take a few minutes to explore what each hotel has to offer by viewing our directory below. Here are some tips to consider:

Always find a reason to email the front desk manager in hotels that you plan to visit again. Tell them what they did right and express your plans to stay again and ask what opportunities there might be for frequent discounts or upgrades on your next visits. If you become friends with the manager, you just might get the friends and family rate some day.

Ask to be shown a room before you check-in which signals the front desk agent to show the best room available to sell it right away. This can put you in the best room available at that time and gives you the ability to check for cleanliness, smells and sounds before transacting with the hotel.

Ask to be placed opposite of any roadways. Road noise can be a constant source of pollution which may not be a noticeable problem during the day but reveals itself at night. Don't be afraid to request a room change to get a better sleep.