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    Need help from Des Moines guys

    Long story short is that next week I'll be in Des Moines for a conference and some meetings.Problem is that I havent been in Des Moines much since living there briefly,shortly after college,20 years ago.
    We are staying at the Holiday Inn on Fluer.Right next to the airport.I have to go up to DMACC on two of the days for meetings.I realize that its basically all the way across town. I'm looking for help on the best way to go from the airport to DMACC.And roughly how long it should take.I just looked the map over and there are dozens of routes I could take.Any input-help would be much appreciated.Thanks.

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    Re: Need help from Des Moines guys

    Airport up Fleur to 235 East which will take you to 35N. Oralabor Road exit in Ankeny. Head West off the exit and go about 2 miles. DMACC on right.



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    Re: Need help from Des Moines guys

    Go straight. If anything get's in your way... Turn.


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    Re: Need help from Des Moines guys

    I should add that from Fleur you'll need to get on MLK to get to 235, but it's essentially staying on the same road and not continuing on Fleur as it veers towards downtown.



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    Re: Need help from Des Moines guys

    If it's rush hour, I would suggest taking the Hwy 5/65 bypass up to Altoona, jogging west on 80 and picking up 35 north. Probably faster although slightly longer. Just go south on Fleur a spit and you'll catch it. You will be able to 65+ the entire time.


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    Re: Need help from Des Moines guys

    Fleur
    I-235 E
    I-35 N (just continue straight)
    Oralobor Exit - west on Oralabor



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    Re: Need help from Des Moines guys

    interstate to oralabor


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    Re: Need help from Des Moines guys

    Which DMACC campus? There are more campuses than just the one in Ankeny: Des Moines Area Community College, DMACC


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    Re: Need help from Des Moines guys

    Quote Originally Posted by Chipper View Post
    I should add that from Fleur you'll need to get on MLK to get to 235, but it's essentially staying on the same road and not continuing on Fleur as it veers towards downtown.
    Thats the part that worried me...I dont remember the MLK part.
    Would Army Post over to SE 14th and all the up, be bad? It would probably take 2 hours,huh.

    Thanks for the input guys...keep em coming ever little bit helps.


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    Re: Need help from Des Moines guys

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    If it's rush hour, I would suggest taking the Hwy 5/65 bypass up to Altoona, jogging west on 80 and picking up 35 north. Probably faster although slightly longer. Just go south on Fleur a spit and you'll catch it. You will be able to 65+ the entire time.
    Not many people going from downtown to the East Side...



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    Re: Need help from Des Moines guys

    Another ironic thing is he didn't ask what he should do while he's in townn too...


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    Re: Need help from Des Moines guys

    Quote Originally Posted by travman23 View Post
    Which DMACC campus? There are more campuses than just the one in Ankeny: Des Moines Area Community College, DMACC
    Its the main DMACC on the south side of Ankeny.


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    Re: Need help from Des Moines guys

    Quote Originally Posted by Chipper View Post
    Not many people going from downtown to the East Side...
    I was just talking about getting up Fleur. Lots of lights and ****. I personally hate sitting at stoplights and will go out of my way to avoid them, as long as it doesn't lose any time. It would be interesting to see who would win a race from the airport to Ankeny at that time of day. It's probably about a wash.


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    Re: Need help from Des Moines guys

    Another ironic thing is he didn't ask what he should do while he's in townn too...
    He is probably smart enought to know that we would tell him without having to ask.

    So if your on Fleur drive there is a bar. If you leave your hotel and start heading toward downtown. Look to your left and you will see a quick trip and across the street there is a bar called France's. It's good food. Good lookin ladys and you will have a good time there. It's a very nice bar. Clean.


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    Re: Need help from Des Moines guys

    Quote Originally Posted by TheCaptain View Post
    Thats the part that worried me...I dont remember the MLK part.
    Would Army Post over to SE 14th and all the up, be bad? It would probably take 2 hours,huh.

    Thanks for the input guys...keep em coming ever little bit helps.
    14th will definately take longer. As others have said take Fleur to 235 (it will turn into MLK, but you won't know the difference). When you come back, you will just need to look for the MLK exit, not the Fleur one.



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