Introduction to Waukee, Iowa
Waukee, Iowa is located 14 miles W of Des Moines, Iowa (center to center) and is 109 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska. It is in Dallas County. The city is part of the Des Moines metro area, and has a population of Waukee is 5,126.
Waukee was originally named as Shirley. The area was initially served by the Des Moines Valley Railroad and was one of its seven stops. The first church of the city was established in 1870. It became incorporated in 1878. The first election of the city was held on 24th July, 1878. T.F. Howe was the first mayor of Waukee. The city has derived its name from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is located in Dallas County, which was created in 1846 and was named after the 11th Vice President of U.S. George Mifflin Dallas.
Waukee and nearby Attractions
- Raccoon River Valley Recreation Trail
- Blank Park Zoo
- Living History Farms
- Iowa State Capitol
- Badger Creek State Recreation Area
- National Balloon Museum
Things To Do In Waukee
During your stay in Waukee, you can enjoy hiking and biking at the Raccoon River Valley Recreation Trail. The Blank Park Zoo is also worth taking a look around. The local parks include the Centennial Park, Southfork Park, Ridge Pointe Park, Windfield Park, and Songbird Park. You can also visit the Saint Boniface Church, Waukee Baptist Church, Waukee Baptist Church, and Waukee United Methodist Church.
You can reach Des Moines International Airport within few minutes.
Waukee Higher Education
Some of the nearest colleges and universities are Drake University, Iowa State University, and Des Moines Community College.