Van Meter is a city in Dallas County, located along the Raccoon River. It is part of the Des Moines – West Des Moines metropolitan area. Its motto is “tradition with a vision.”
Bob Feller, American League baseball pitcher and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame was born in Van Meter. The Bob Feller Museum is located there.
Van Meter offers parks and open space for recreational activities for its residents. The city is committed to providing a strong quality of life with its family activity nights, children’s day camps and much more. On Thursday evenings during the summer months, Van Meter has a weekly Farmer’s Market with offerings such as seasonal produce, baked goods, handmade items and more.