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Overview

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.

Perry History

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.

Perry Transportation

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.

Perry Almanac

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Perry Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationPERRY
Distance0.6 miles
Jan Temp8 to 28 F
Apr Temp36 to 60 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp38 to 63 F
Annual Precip31.9 inches
StationBOONE
Distance18.6 miles
Jan Temp7 to 28 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp39 to 64 F
Annual Precip36.3 inches
StationANKENY
Distance29.1 miles
Jan Temp9 to 28 F
Apr Temp37 to 60 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp39 to 63 F
Annual Precip33.3 inches

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