Introduction to Indianola, Iowa
Indianola, Iowa, in Warren county, is located 17 miles S of Des Moines, Iowa (center to center) and is 123 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska. The city is conveniently located inside the Des Moines metropolitan area. There are an estimated 12,998 people in Indianola.
Indianola is the county seat of Warren County, which was formed in 1846 and was named after General Joseph Warren. In 1849, Indianola was founded as the county seat. It was named after Indianola, Texas. The economic development of the community largely depended upon the manufacturing of automotive accessories and plastics.
Indianola and nearby Attractions
- National Balloon Museum
- Warren County Historical Museum
- Iowa State Capitol
- Walnut Woods State Park
- Lake Ahquabi State Park
- Des Moines Art Center
Things To Do In Indianola
Tourists can visit the Living History Farms and the Buxton Park Arboretum while staying in the city. The State Historical Society of Iowa is also worth taking a look around. One can also visit the Science Center of Iowa. You can visit the Badger Creek State Recreation Area and the Blank Park Zoo. There are the Deer Run Golf Club and the A.H. Blank Golf Course where golf enthusiasts can enjoy their leisure. The city celebrates the festivals of Log Cabin Days and Warren County Fair every year.
Des Moines International Airport is nearby.
Indianola Higher Education
Higher education facilities are offered by the Drake University, Des Moines Community College, Iowa State University, and Graceland University - Lamoni.