Introduction to Perry, Iowa
Perry, Iowa is located 28 miles SW of Ames, Iowa (center to center) and is 102 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska. It is in Dallas county, and the city is part of the Des Moines metro area. The population of Perry is 7,633.
The city was organized in 1869. Harvey Williams, who was an adventurer, convinced the railroad surveyors to place the rail tracks on his land, which is now a part of Perry. Initially Perry was a major railroad junction. The city was named in the honor of Col. C.H. Perry, a railroad official.
Perry and nearby Attractions
- Perry Mall
- Perkins Park
- Guthrie County Historical Village
- Springbrook State Park
Things To Do In Perry
Residents of Perry can visit parks including the Caboose Park, Perkins Park, and Wiese Park. The Perry Mall is an ideal place to enjoy your shopping. One can also visit churches including First Christian Church, and the Saint Patricks Catholic Church. Guthrie County Historical Village is one of the "must see" destinations.
Des Moine International Airport is the nearest airport.
Perry Higher Education
There are several higher education institutes that can be attended in the city including the Drake University, Des Moines Community College, Iowa State University, and Iowa Central Community College.