About AnkenyThis community, distinguished by railroad and coal in the early 20th century, provides a convenient location for business and industry. Minutes from downtown Des Moines, it serves not only as an important junction of I-80 and I-35 but also features the Ankeny Regional Airport with two runways suitable for cargo and passenger service. It offers recreational opportunities as well, including 40 developed parks and 90 miles of trails. Shopping, including major retail chains such as Kohl's and Sportsman's Warehouse, can be found near I-35.
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