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Pleasant Hill overview

Pleasant Hill is a friendly place distinct for its dancing, live music and zoo. You'll enjoy the ample coffee and dining options, along with outdoor areas for horseback riding and cycling. Families will find plenty of fun at Iowa State Fairgrounds and Adventureland. Iowa State Capitol Building and Des Moines Botanical Center are popular sights to see. Pleasant Hill is a family- and business-friendly destination with something for everyone.

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Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Pleasant Hill has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Pleasant Hill with Hotels.com by checking our online maps. These display the areas and neighbourhoods around all Pleasant Hill hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Pleasant Hill hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Pleasant Hill

Fly in to Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.), 8.7 mi (14 km) from central Pleasant Hill.

What to see around Pleasant Hill

Outdoor activities such as cycling, horseback riding and fishing are at hand, along with attractions like:
  • • Sky Glider West
  • • Sky Glider East
  • • The Wallace Centers of Iowa: Wallace House
  • • Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge
  • • Clive Aquatic Center
Highlights like its zoo are popular with families, and top attractions include:
  • • Sleepy Hollow Sports Park
  • • Iowa State Fairgrounds
  • • Adventureland
  • • Better Homes and Gardens Test Garden
  • • Blank Park Zoo
The area's live music scene and cultural sights stand out, and places to visit include:
  • • State Historical Society of Iowa Museum
  • • Simon Estes Riverfront Amphitheater
  • • World Food Prize Hall of Laureates
  • • Science Center of Iowa
  • • The Temple for Performing Arts
It's recognised for its wildlife. Top places for nature lovers include:
  • • Des Moines Botanical Center
  • • Pappajohn Sculpture Park
  • • John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park
  • • Grays Lake Center
  • • Saylorville Lake
Popular places in the area to visit include:
  • • Iowa State Capitol Building
  • • Salisbury House
  • • Des Moines Art Center

When to visit Pleasant Hill

Wondering which time of year to travel or what clothes to pack? Here are seasonal trends to help you with your planning:

Seasonal temperatures
  • January-March: 13°C day, -12°C night
  • April-June: 30°C day, 0°C night
  • July-September: 30°C day, 7°C night
  • October-December: 22°C day, -11°C night
Seasonal average rainfall
  • January-March: 104 cm
  • April-June: 349 cm
  • July-September: 320 cm
  • October-December: 146 cm
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