SOURCE: The Crazy Tourist - April 1st 2022
Growing at high speed, the small city of Waukee is on the western fringe of the ever-expanding Des Moines metropolitan area.
In Waukee you have the best of both worlds: All the shopping, culture and landmarks of a regional urban center are close by.
Meanwhile rural Iowa rolls out to the west, and can be encountered on foot or by bike along the Raccoon River Valley Trail, which has a trailhead in Waukee.
In summer, Centennial Park and the Triangle set the stage for big festivals like the Independence Day Celebration, and weekly institutions like the Waukee Farmers’ Market, bringing Iowa’s famous natural produce to town.
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