Colfax is a small town 24 miles (about 20mins driving distance) east of Des Moines in Jasper County, Iowa. Overall, Colfax is a very relaxing destination that keeps strong all the characteristics of a small quaint community, such as music concerts in the park, annual fairs (such as the Jasper County Fair), simple but delicious local cuisine, and homemade old-fashioned ice creams. Within a 10-mile radius, you can find plenty of opportunities to fill joyfully and creatively your spare time. Major attractions nearby Colfax include Cratty Shack (a popular stopping by spot on Route-66 famous for its ice creams and sandwiches), Valle Drive-In Theatre (the only remaining drive-in theater in central Iowa), Westwood Golf Course, Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge (beautiful auto-tour and hiking trails; ideal for wildlife observation), etc. Regarding budget accommodation, you can find at least 25 and nearby Colfax that offer rooms for less than $80 per room per night.