Welcome to Adel

We’re glad you found us! Adel Iowa is a charming, friendly, small town just a few miles west of the Des Moines metro area. If you’re looking for unique shops, friendly service and welcoming hospitality, you’ll love it here. Be sure to check out the Current News and Events page!


Camping, biking, and canoeing are just part of the great recreational activities available in Adel. The Raccoon River Trail runs through town and the developing water trail along the Raccoon River is available here too.

Dining and Entertainment

You’re sure to find what you’re looking for. Adel is home to several restaurants and taverns offering a wide variety of menus and drink specialties.


You won’t find any big box stores in Adel! What you will find is a variety of one of a kind retailers offering unique and wonderful gifts, home decor, collectibles and antiques housed in historic buildings around the square and throughout town.

Festivals and Fairs

Looking for a fun weekend activity that won’t drain the gas tank? Adel hosts Fairs and Festivals almost year round. Get all the details on the Annual Events page.

Getting Here

Adel is just a few miles west of Des Moines on Highway 6. View Larger Map