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There's a little something for everyone in Clive! Need a few ideas to get you started? 

Swanson House

Tour the Swanson House and take a trip back in time. Built in 1911 and ran by Scennia Swanson, the Swanson House served as a general store and post office until 1929. It was returned to its original state in 1991 to allow visitors to see a part of the community that helped shape Clive. 

Table 128 Bistro + Bar

This neighborhood restaurant serves up seasonally-inspired, elegant, modern American classics. It's a Des Moines-must to dine here on a Saturday at least once because every Saturday there is a new, unique, three-course menu offered. Table 128 Bistro + Bar also offers social hour every weekday, so it's a great place to unwind after a busy work-filled day. 

Clive Greenbelt Trail

Put on your walking shoes, grab your friends, and stroll down this scenic trail in the heart of Clive. This 11.3-mile trail forms part of the central Iowa trails network through twists and turns along Walnut Creek. When hopping on this trail you have the choice of heading west toward the Heart of Warrior Trail and the Raccoon River Valley Trail, or east toward Waukee, Windsor Heights, Des Moines, and many other metro cities. The thick trees lining the path allow trail-goers to enjoy the peace of nature while offering the convenience of taking breaks at popular restaurants, stores, parks, and even the public library. And trail tidbit: make sure to hit the trail between May and September to see the Art Along the Trail exhibit. The installation features six sculptures crafted by local artists and at the end of the exhibit one of the works is selected as a permanent sculpture in the city's public collection! 

515 Brewing

This microbrewery has a revolving line of beers, so expect a new combination of taps every time you visit. Their agave lime wheat beer, Mexican Spring, is particularly popular - it won gold in the Fruit Wheat Beer category at the largest commercial beer competition in the world, the Great American Beer Festival® (GABF®) Awards! They also have another gold medal winner in their rotation of taps, their Belgian quadrupel won gold in the Belgian Dubbel or Quadrupel category. 

Living History Farms

Living History Farms is an interactive outdoor history museum which educates, entertains and connects people to Midwestern rural life experiences. Touch, play and engage at our working farm sites: 1700 Ioway Indian Farm; 1850 Pioneer Farm; and 1900 Horse-Powered Farm — and in our 1875 Town of Walnut Hill.

Clive, population 15,447, is a city with a great future in sight! Located at the crossroads of two interstate highways (35 & 80),...


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