Introduction to Johnston, Iowa
Johnston, Iowa, in Polk county, is located 6 miles NW of Des Moines, Iowa (center to center) and is 119 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska. The city is part of the Des Moines metropolitan statistical area (MSA). Approximately 8,649 people live in Johnston.
Johnston was founded as Johnston Station in 1905. It was a station between Des Moines and Perry. The place was named after John F. Johnston who was a freight supervisor in the railways. Johnston was incorporated on September 18, 1969.
Johnston and nearby Attractions
- Living History Farms
- Des Moines Art Center
- Science Center of Iowa
- State Historical Society of Iowa
- Iowa State Capitol
- Big Creek State Park
Things To Do In Johnston
The Des Moines Art Center has a huge collections of contemporary art. The State Historical Society of Iowa provides an insight into the local history and the Iowa Gold Star Museum exhibits the military experiences of the people of Iowa. Tourists can also visit the Badger Creek State Recreation Area and the Walnut Woods State Park. There are many churches in the city. The city of Johnston also celebrates the festival of Green Days which is usually held in the month of June every year.
Air transportation is available from Des Moines International Airport.
Johnston Higher Education
Higher educational facilities are offered by the Drake University, Des Moines Community College, Iowa State University, and the Iowa Central Community College.