The Ramada Tropics Resort and Conference Center Des Moines is located off Interstate 80/35 at Exit 131. We are Des Moines only Water park Hotel. Our hotel is conveniently located to serve the communities of Ankeny, Clive, Johnston, West Des Moines, and Urbandale.The Ramada Tropics Resort and Conference Center Des Moines features two 160 foot 2-story high speed waterslides, pirate ship with four additional waterslides and a beached boat slide, lap pool, game pool and huge hot tub. Please Note: The Kid/Pirate Ship Pool and Waterslide Pool Will Be Closed from September 30 through October 4. Our Regular Pool and Hot Tub Will Remain Open During This Time.All standard guest rooms receive 4 complimentary water park passes and two-room suites receive 6 complimentary water park passes. Additional passes may be purchased at the front desk.Enjoy your favorite food or beverage in Castaways Bar and Grill or at our tropical Tiki Bar. We also feature a large arcade, huge fitness room with new state of the art equipment, business center and Treasure Chest Gift Shop. Reserve our ballroom or meeting space for your next event in Des Moines.All Des Moines area attractions are only minutes from the Ramada. The most popular tourist attractions are Iowa State Capitol, Prairie Meadows Race Track, Adventure land Amusement Park, Iowa Event Center, Drake University, Living History Farms, Wells Fargo Arena and Iowa State Fair Grounds.Our newly renovated tropical guest rooms feature 37 Inch flat screen TVs, refrigerator, microwave, free high speed internet, new plush beds and bedding, in-room safes and over 50 cable channels.