Visit Waukee

Come visit the City of Waukee! Waukee hosts many events and activities throughout the year and invites you to be a part of the action. The Triangle, Waukee's downtown business district, plays host to the Farmer's Market, 4th of July Parade, and Celebrate Waukee, in addition to other annual festivals. Take advantage of Waukee's many amenities available in its eight recreational parks and three major trails, or play a round of golf at the Sugar Creek Municipal Golf Course.

The Racoon River Valley Trail, whose trailhead is located in Waukee, was designated as "One of Iowa's Great Places" by the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs in January 2015. This honor came with a $200,000 state grant that will help build a major public art installation at the trailhead in Waukee.

Waukee is just a 15-minute drive from Wells Fargo Arena, Hy-Vee Hall and Convention Center, along with the newest hospitals and clinics, West Glen Shopping Center, and Jordan Creek Mall.

Best Places to Live in America

Waukee is the recipient of a number of accolades, including:

  • Fastest-growing City in Iowa, 2013 Census Projection
  • No. 1 "Best City for Homeownership in Iowa," NerdWallet 2014
  • No. 1 "Safest place in Iowa," Movoto 2014, 2015
  • No. 1 "Best Place to Live in Iowa," Movoto 2014
  • No. 3 "Best Place for Young Families in Iowa," NerdWallet 2015
  • "37th Best Suburb in America" Business Insider 2014
  • No. 2 "Best place in Iowa to Raise a Family," NerdWallet 2013
  • No. 22 "Best Places to Live in America," CNN Money 2013

Learn more about Waukee's rich history.

Business Listings

For a listing of businesses in and around Waukee, please visit the Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce website or the Downtown Waukee Businesses website.