Bondurant, Iowa was founded in 1884 and was named in honor of Alexander C. Bondurant, the first settler to the area. Located just to the north of Altoona, IA and a short 18-minute drive to downtown Des Moines, Bondurant is an excellent place to live, work and play away from the bustle of the big city.
During the summer, Bondurant offers an excellent place to get out and enjoy all what Iowa has to offer. Bondurant Summerfest is hosted the third week in June where you can enjoy a parade, fireworks, carnival rides, live music and much more. Stick around for Celebrate Bondurant in July for even more great food and live music. Starting in August, you can head over to Legion Hall for a community breakfast, hosted the 3rd Saturday of every month. Lake Petocka provides a great place to enjoy a picnic, go for a swim, fish for trout or catfish or take a leisurely walk. In August, Lake Petocka hosts the Lake Petockathon Games where teams can compete in decathlon-style games for prizes and bragging rights. For more information on events happening in Bondurant or living in Bondurant, visit the City of Bondurant's website or Bondurant Chamber of Commerce website.
When you want to get away for a day, Bondurant is conveniently situated near top Des Moines Metro area events and attractions like, the Blank Park Zoo , the Iowa Cubs , the Iowa Events Center, the Des Moines Arts Festival and the Des Moines Farmers Market. For additional information, check out the Catch Des Moines website which includes events and entertainment around Clive and the Des Moines Metro area. Wells Fargo Arena