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Car Rental in West Des Moines, Iowa

West Des Moines is the second largest city in the Des Moines metropolitan area and it started as a trading and shipping junction which earned it the name Valley Junction. It was ranked on Money Magazine’s 2008 list as being one of the best places to live in the country. It has grown from an 1893 railroad town situated in the Raccoon River Valley with a population of 500 to a modern city of 53,889 that is a leading community in the state in commerce and premier living. It is one of the fastest growing cities in Iowa and its citizens enjoy a high quality of life. If you are heading to West Des Moines on business or taking a short getaway RentACarNow.com can help you find the best prices on rental cars.

Valley Junction at one time was on its way to becoming a promising auto racing city. In 1915, an Englishman named Jack Prince built a one-mile oval race track in order to let race cars blow away the town’s 10 mph speed limit. The wooden track had seating for over 10,000 people, which was rare for that era. That same year, an auto race was held at the tract that included some of the world’s best race car drivers and instead of raising the town’s desire for the new sport of auto racing, it brought it crashing down. There were a few accidents that day on the track, killing an auto mechanic and prompting the track to be closed two years later after interest in the sport waned.

In 1938, the community of Valley Junction decided to change the city’s name to West Des Moines to gain some cache as a city on the rise and shed the image of a failed railroad town during the Depression. The city gradually developed into a suburban community as housing subdivisions were built and the constructions of multiple interstates running through the city opened it up for more businesses and commerce.

The month of May might be a good time to head to West Des Moines as they put on annual “A-May-Zing Days” events throughout the month, including art markets in the historic district, Cinco de Mayo festivals and a fun, educational event for the whole family. The city of Des Moines is just a 6 mile drive and is a larger city with more attractions like the Blank Park and Adventure Land Park, which has over 100 exciting rides and attractions. The Des Moines Art Center is worth checking out and has some permanent displays of legendary artists like Monet and Matisse.

Whether you are taking a vacation in West Des Moines, enjoying a romantic weekend, or visiting friends, RentACarNow.com is the place to get the best West Des Moines car rental prices

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West Des Moines, IA Rental Price Sumary: $20.71 to $1155.71 from 235 rental data points

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Rental Locations in West Des Moines, Iowa

1409 Fuller Rd

1409 Fuller Rd
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Phone: 5154578989