Des Moines West KOA
Chris and Jamie Rademacher are very excited to provide you and your family a memorable Iowa camping experience at the best rated Des Moines RV Park & Campground. If it's been years since you've camped at Des Moines West KOA, make it a point to stop back in to see all the new and exciting improvements, including 2 Dog Parks, Huge Jumping Pillow, Trampoline Basketball, Water Wars, Paddle Boats, Organized Weekend Kids Activities, Family Friendly Rates (2 Adults & 2 Children Included), Sand Volleyball, Ladder Ball, Horseshoes, Peddle Cart Rentals, & Hunt Brother's Pizza. They promise you'll be pleasantly surprised. The park is nestled 1.5 miles north of I-80 off exit 106 amongst beautiful Iowa farm fields in a peaceful rural setting where the only thing you'll hear are the songbirds singing! Des Moines West KOA welcomes you with a country charm that's certain to make you feel right at home! We offer all pull-through/full hook-up RV sites, camping cabins, deluxe cabins (lodges) and endless tent camping sites. Relax in your lawn chair, fish at the private stocked pond, splash in the heated pool or visit with your neighbor. Enjoy the small-town charm of Winterset - home of the Bridges of Madison County and John Wayne's birthplace.
Brunnier Art Museum
The Brunnier Art Museum is an impressive museum that will surprise you. It is open Monday through Friday 11 am to 4 pm and from 1 pm to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday. The Brunnier Art Museum is the state's only accredited museum emphasizing a decorative arts collection, and one of the nation's few museums located within a performing arts and conference complex (Iowa State Center). Founded in 1975, the museum is named after its benefactors, Iowa State alumnus Henry J. Brunnier and his wife Ann. The decorative arts collection they donated, the Brunnier Collection, is extensive, consisting of ceramics, glass, dolls, ivory, jade, and enameled metals. Other fine and decorative art objects that form the University Art Collection include prints, paintings, sculptures, textiles, carpets, wood, lacquered objects, silver, and furniture. Eight to twelve annual changing exhibitions and permanent collection exhibitions provide educational opportunities for all ages from learning the history of Tang dynasty horses to discovering how scientists analyze the physical properties of artists' materials, such as glass or stone. Lectures, receptions, conferences, university classes, panel discussions, and gallery walks are presented to assist with further interpretation of objects.
Whispering Oaks Campground
Story City, IA
Whispering Oaks Campground is a perfect outdoor getaway. Whether you prefer adventure walks through the woods, kayaking on the river, or relaxing in the abundant shade trees, Whispering Oaks is the place for the whole family. Long level pull throughs, 50 and 30 amp and sewer available. Other amenities include showers/restrooms, laundry facility, Wifi and small store. Primitive wooded tenting sites are available for the rustic camper as well. Friendly and helpful staff on site for assistance. Facilities and amenities also include dump station, laundry, restrooms, showers, and WiFi. This is a small intimate RV campground with only 45 spaces. It is on the Skunk River so there are plenty of fishing spots, Guests also will enjoy the many walking trails and the small store located on-site. Whispering Oaks Campground is located in Store City which is 16.3 miles from Ames, making it an easy drive. The Campground will provide you with a peaceful and serene location to sit back and relax.
Cherry Glen Campground
Cherry Glen, the oldest and most popular campground on the lake, is nestled on a compact 13-acre wooded ridge. Wildlife is abundant throughout the project. White-tailed deer, turkeys, pheasants, waterfowl and other small game animals roam the lands around the lake.There are plenty of recreational opportunities.
Visitors enjoy Saylorville Lake for its excellent boating, sailing, water skiing, windsurfing and swimming opportunities. Anglers will find walleye, wiper, largemouth bass, catfish, crappie and northern pike. The paved Neal Smith Trail winds 24 miles from Des Moines to Big Creek State Park and connects the campgrounds on the east side of the lake. It is designated as a National Recreation Trail and is used for biking, hiking, jogging, walking and in-line skating. This large campground offers 125 family sites, all with electric hookups. Amenities include flush and pit toilets, showers, drinking water and a dump station. Cherry Glen is the perfect spot for a family vacation.
Twin Anchors Campground
Spending time in nature provides for a great opportunity to reconnect with yourself and recharge your batteries. If you plan to be in the Midwest and are looking for an oasis in the prairie, check out Twin Anchors Campground in Ames, Iowa. You can pull your RV into one of their spacious lots and enjoy some peace and quiet in a tranquil campground. Ames is one of the hidden gems of America in which you can relax and unwind.
Twin Anchors Campground is located near the city of Ames. You can stay there while visiting students at Iowa State University and be close to all of the nature attractions that make the city special. The campground offers seasonal family events throughout the year and is a campground you will want to visit again and again. The campground offers an on site camp store and boat rentals.You can take advantage of some excellent fishing and nature hikes while there. You will even have quick access to a delicious on site restaurant.