a slice of heaven in the heartland...welcome to the Hampton Inn & Suites Ankeny.Conveniently located mere seconds off of I-35 and just ten minutes north of downtown Des Moines, the Hampton Inn & Suites® Ankeny is an ideal spot to enjoy a relaxed pace and relish the discovery of fun and exciting attractions in and around this inviting Midwestern town. Once a tiny railroad village of less than 500 people, Ankeny is now home to a John Deere manufacturing plant, four college campuses and the bustling, historic Uptown Ankeny shopping and cultural district. After exploring the antique shops, craft galleries and quaint bistros uptown, make the short drive down I-35 to Des Moines for even more abundant shopping and dining destinations, pro-caliber sporting events and a tour of downtown that features the historic State Capitol and the Des Moines Art Center.The friendly team at the Hampton Inn & Suites Ankeny is delighted to host your tour of Iowa's heartland. Start your morning with a stroll through the shops in historic Uptown Ankeny as you snack on fresh fruit from the farmer's market. Plan your summer vacation around the internationally-acclaimed Iowa State Fair and celebrate the agricultural roots of the Midwest amidst the delightful backdrop of downtown Des Moines, located just minutes from our hotel in Ankeny. For a taste of Hollywood in the heartland, travel a few miles southeast of Des Moines to Winterset, Iowa and tour the covered bridges that were featured in the film Bridges of Madison County and visit the birthplace of legendary actor John Wayne, who was born here in 1907. The charming and historic covered bridges of Madison County, the vibrant energy of downtown Des Moines and the charm of Uptown Ankeny all add up to a slice of heaven in the heartland when you visit the Hampton Inn & Suites Ankeny.services & amenities Even if you're in Ankeny to enjoy the great outdoors, we want you to enjoy our great indoors as well.