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Must Do's
This charming community offers fun for visitors of all ages. Plan your visit in July to catch the National Balloon Classic, which is one of the most premier hot air balloon events in the Midwest. Learn all about the community's ballooning history at the National Balloon Museum and Hall of Fame. Discover more thrilling live entertainment at the Des Moines Metro Opera and Simpson College. Or shop 'til you drop on Indianola's bustling town square at locally-owned stores like Pageturners Bookstore, Adorn, Feed & Foster and more. For the best of indoor fun, check out a wide variety of simulator games at Sticks & Balls

Outdoor Adventures & Exciting Eateries
Dive into the area's natural sites by exploring the bike trails, boating opportunities and fishing spots at Summerset State Park, home to the Banner Lakes. Bring your bike or walking shoes to explore the Summerset Trail, which takes you along the rolling hills and wetlands between Indianola and Carlisle. Discover more trails alongside natural prairie, a butterfly garden, wildlife viewing blinds and an observation tower at the Annett Nature Center

Once you've worked up an appetite, satisfy all your cravings at Crouse Cafe (home to some of Iowa's best pie), Z's Eatery & Draught Haus and more. Then sample local flavors at West Hills Brewing Company and Summerset Winery

Community Highlights
Experience Indianola - a city within Greater Des Moines. 

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In Iowa, sunny days mean endless possibilities. Whether it's a family getaway, an outdoor adventure, or anything in between, we know a place.