Welcome to Dallas County

On behalf of all of us who live and work here, we thank you for your interest in our beautiful and diverse county located immediately west of the Des Moines metropolitan area in Central Iowa.

We are confident this county tourism guide will be an invaluable tool when you start planning your vacation or day trip to our communities, attractions or events. Many of our tourism partners have fantastic Web sites which provide detailed information on accommodations, restaurants, attractions and more – allowing you to begin your adventure even before you leave the comfort of your home.

If you’re already here, we are sure you are having a fabulous time. In order to make the most of your trip, this printed directory will provide you with fingertip access to Dallas County’s tourism industry.

Dallas County is known for its ag-urban environment with beautiful parks, wonderful communities, the Raccoon River Valley Bike Trail, the great waters of the Raccoon River watershed, breathtaking scenery, historic buildings, exceptional culinary variety and some of the state’s best shopping. … and yet, there is so much more! We urge you to dig a little deeper and experience all that Dallas County has to offer.

We invite you to get to know the many different faces of
Dallas County and hope you enjoy your visit as much as we enjoy sharing our home with you.

Best wishes for safe travel DDCI