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Principal Park

1 Line Drive, Des Moines, IA 50309
515-243-6111
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Ranked #6 of 41 attractions in Des Moines
Type: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
Traveler Description: Principal Park continues to rate as one of the top minor league facilities in the country. The stadium, which was built prior to the start of the... more »
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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Going to a baseball game at Principal Park is the best. The Iowa Cubs plan in a state-of-the-art facility where you are close to the action and there isn't a bad seat in the park And...the night games often have fireworks. Gotta....GO!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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422 reviews 422 reviews
71 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Principle Park home of the Cubbies Triple A team offers a great place for a family to take in a ball game at a reasonable price. The park offers great views regardless of where one sits. Kids have an area to play when they get antsy and the park is in a nice location.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Very nice ballpark to enjoy a Triple A Cubs game. Gorgeous, well maintained field. It was a hot night so the little kids were sure enjoying running thru the water fountain in right field. Right behind the water fountain with kids running thru it is a terraced area with small, bubbly fountains. It was an amazingly quiet place to stroll... More

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Iowa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Great facility which includes water play area for kids on hot days. Every inning has at least one "activity" such as trivia, gun shooting shirts into the crowd, or the "snacks" running bases! Friendly folks and lots of concession choices. Way above average quality of food!

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Sedalia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We basically only went on the new Principal River Walk which was very beautiful. It was difficult to maneuver some - not being able to tell how to get down to the riverwalk, plus there were "dead ends" and had to figure out how to get to other parts of the walk. Unfortunately there were areas where people had thrown... More

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minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Definitely worth the trip! Will definitely go again. Easy to get to, free parking, great food and cheap entertainment

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

The ballpark itself is nice ... Attended a game as part of a team-building outing with a client company I'm in town doing contract work for. Good view from all seats, but several items caught our group off guard: 1) they "upsell" the "cubbie bucks" with admission, and now our business group knows why! They are advance purchased "dollars" usable... More

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Boone, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Love going to Principal Park to watch I-Cubs baseball. It's a really nice facility - clean, well kept, and not a bad seat in the house. Also love that they host the high school playoffs there in late July/August. Great family-friendly environment. Fireworks on Fridays too!

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Principal Park in Des Moines is truly one of the jewels on the crown in this city. The ballpark is situated just minutes off the main interstate that runs through the heart of Des Moines and stadium was actually rebuilt just over twenty years ago so it's fitted with a terrific concession concourse and roughly 14,000 seats. There isn't a... More

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Ames, Iowa
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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Such a nice, clean small ball park that makes the experience intimate. We had great seats to entertain visitors from Russia. They loved it! Food ok, typical ball park food.

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