for our out of town visitors

Guests join us from around the country and around the world -- 40 states, 4 countries and over 66 Iowa Counties were represented by our audiences during the 2016 season. As a guest of Des Moines Metro Opera, we want you to have a wonderful experience.

Area hotels and motels are available for our out of town guests.
With its proximity to the metro area, patrons attending the festival have the option to stay in Des Moines or right here in Indianola. Here are several options:


  • Country Inn & Suites
    501 East Trail Ridge Ave
    Indianola, IA 50125
    (515) 962-5777
  • Apple Tree Inn
    1215 North Jefferson (HWY 65/69)
    Indianola, IA 50125
    (515) 961-0551
  • Quality Inn
    1701 N Jefferson (HWY 65/69)
    Indianola, IA 50125
    (800) 800-8000
  • Woods Motel & RV Park
    906 S Jefferson Way (HWY 65/69 S)
    Indianola, IA 50125-3220
    (515) 961-5311



Getting to and from Des Moines Metro Opera
Driving Directions to the Summer Festival Performance Site can be found here.

If you fly into the Des Moines International airport, please contact us directly for transportation options which include both car rental and taxi information.

What is there to do in the Des Moines area while you are here?
Des Moines attractions include the Des Moines Art Center, the Botanical Center, the Science Center of Iowa, the Sculpture Garden, the Farmer’s Market, The State Capitol Building, local wineries and breweries, East Village, Valley Junction, West Glen Shopping Center, and Jordan Creek Shopping areas and more. You can visit the Des Moines Convention and Visitors' Bureau website for current events happening during your stay!