A Unique Shopping Exp
For those that love to shop, Ankeny has a diverse shopping economy that is full of all the national chain stores you are accustomed to, but the real beauty is found in the local shops and vendors. Platinum Sugar Boutique is a great place to get acquainted with the latest style trends and find fashionable clothing and accessories to complement your wardrobe. You will also want to check out Treasure House, where you will find one-of-a-kind gifts for friends, family, or even yourself. No matter what you are on the hunt for, you will find it in Ankeny.
Grab a Bite to Eat
When your stomach is rumbling, you will not have to go far to satisfy your cravings. Ankeny is fully-stocked with great eats, whether you are in the mood for pizza or something a little more gourmet. For authentic Asian cuisine, pull up a chair at Lucky Bamboo and feast on spectacular orange chicken, wonton soup, and more. Waterfront Seafood is the place to be when you want fresh sushi, fantastic fish, and a charming atmosphere. Finish off your day with a refreshing, healthy, self-serve treat from Lemon Tree Frozen Yogurt where you are in total control of your portions and toppings.
There is almost always a festive event to join in on in Ankeny. Who says Independence Day fun has to end on the 4th? At Ankeny SummerFest, held the week after Independence Day, the celebration continues with parades, live performances, fireworks, and even a carnival. Art enthusiasts will enjoy the annual Ankeny Art in the Park event, where local and statewide artists and musicians come together and display their unique talents and masterpieces. In the colder months, stop by Santa's North Pole Village, a state favorite for browsing and buying handcrafted wares just in time to find the perfect gift for that special someone.