Enjoy a relaxing stay near Des Moines at our hotel in Indianola

Located off Highway 65 less than 30 minutes south of Iowa’s capital, the Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Indianola, IA provides a comfortable getaway in Greater Des Moines. In the area for the annual National Balloon Classic? Our hotel is minutes from the action at Memorial Balloon Field and the National Balloon Museum. You can plan a day trip to Des Moines to see the giraffes at Blank Park Zoo, the inspiring works at the Des Moines Art Center, and the races at Prairie Meadows.

Start your day with a workout in the fitness center and a hearty meal from our free, hot breakfast before you tour the campus of Simpson College. In the evenings, you can unwind in the indoor pool and hot tub and then gather with friends around our patio’s firepit. We also offer a business center for those last-minute updates to presentations or for printing your team’s itineraries.

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Take it easy in one of our modern rooms with a microwave and fridge

Make yourself at home in one of our spacious rooms or suites that feature a flat-screen TV with HBO. After your afternoon at Buxton Park, you can use free Wi-Fi to upload your photos while you sip a drink you’ve chilled in the fridge. For extra space to relax, upgrade to a suite with a living area and a sleeper sofa.

King Bed

  • 1 king
  • 2 adults
Watch your favorite HBO series on this standard room’s flat-screen TV while sipping a freshly brewed cup of coffee. 

2 Queen Beds

  • 2 queen
  • 4 adults
Traveling with friends or colleagues? You can all enjoy amenities like free Wi-Fi and a fridge in this standard room. 

Studio Suite-King Bed

  • 1 king
  • 4 adults
Relax on the sleeper sofa in this studio suite after attending a wedding at Sunset Ridge Barn. 

Studio Suite-2 Queen Beds

  • 2 queen
  • 6 adults
When you need some space to unwind with your group, choose this studio suite with an inviting living area.

Extended Stay Suite-King Bed

  • 1 king
  • 4 adults
Book this comfortable suite with a dining room area and a kitchenette for a longer stay in Indianola. 
Need space for a business seminar, team huddle, or family reunion? We offer a versatile meeting room with necessities such as free Wi-Fi and a wall-mounted TV with laptop connectivity. Off-site catering options are available if you need a working lunch or refreshments for your guests. Just ask our friendly event team to help with the details.


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From the tree-lined path of Summerset Trail to the vineyards of Summerset Winery, attractions in Indianola abound. You can take on the 18-hole course at The Legacy Golf Club before seeing a show at Des Moines Metro Opera or attending an event at Blake Fieldhouse. Families of prospective college students appreciate being just a five-minute drive from Simpson College. If you want to make some great family memories, visit the popular Blank Park Zoo. Don’t miss these standouts while you’re here:

Blank Park Zoo

10.06 mi / 16.2 km from the hotel
Meet giraffes, African lions, red pandas, sea lions, and more at this 22-acre Des Moines zoological park, home to more than 1,400 inhabitants from over 100 animal species.

Sunset Ridge Barn

8.99 mi / 14.47 km from the hotel
Host your dream wedding with breathtaking views at this popular venue featuring rustic decor.

Lake Ahquabi State Park

7.03 mi / 11.32 km from the hotel
Rent kayaks, cast a line, or hike more than seven miles of multiuse trails at this 770-acre park with a man-made lake, a stone lodge, and two picnic shelters.

Blake Fieldhouse

2.16 mi / 3.47 km from the hotel
This multipurpose facility hosts sports tournaments, graduation ceremonies, job fairs, and other events.

Buxton Park

1.23 mi / 1.99 km from the hotel
Spend an afternoon at this picturesque attraction, where you can stroll through botanical gardens and admire whimsical fountains and sculptures.

Des Moines Metro Opera

1.48 mi / 2.38 km from the hotel
If you’re visiting the area during the Summer Festival Season, make plans to see Des Moines Metro Opera perform pieces like Manon and Billy Budd.
501 E Trail Ridge Avenue, Indianola, Iowa 50125, United States

If you’re arriving from Des Moines International Airport (DSM), rent a car at the airport and make the easy 20-minute drive along IA-5 S and US-65 S/US-69 S to reach our hotel. You can take advantage of free parking when you get here. In town for the National Balloon Classic? From our location, head east on County Road G36, and then turn right onto 150th Avenue to reach the balloon field in about seven minutes.

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