Introduction to Clive, Iowa
Clive, Iowa, in Polk county, is located 6 miles W of Des Moines, Iowa (center to center) and 117 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska. The people of the city are in the Des Moines metropolitan area. Clive has a population of 12,855.
Clive was platted in 1882 and was incorporated as a city on August 18, 1956. The city was named in honor of Robert Clive, the first Baron Clive. It was initially a coal mining town as well as a railroad shipping point. The city was originally served by the St. Louis - Des Moines Northern Railway. Post incorporation, Clive has grown both in population and land area.
Clive and nearby Attractions
- Walnut Ridge Park
- Lookout Paintball
- Des Moines Art Center
- Badger Creek State Recreation Area
Things To Do In Clive
Clive City includes a number of open spaces and parks including Huntington Ridge Park, Walnut Ridge Park, and the Campbell Recreation Area. Tourists can also visit the Clive Public Library and Central Iowa Regional Library. The city also has many houses of worship. Some of these include the Christian Life Worship Center, Heartland Presbyterian Church, Faith Lutheran Church, and Shepherds of the Valley Church. The Blank Park Zoo is also nearby.
International flights can be availed from Des Moines International Airport.
Clive Higher Education
Drake University, Des Moines Community College, Iowa State University, and many other colleges and universities offer facilities for higher studies.