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Principal Park

1 Line Drive, Des Moines, IA 50309
515-243-6111
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Ranked #7 of 42 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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Panama City, Panama
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171 reviews 171 reviews
26 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

My visit to Principal Park was for the Cityview Brewfest. What a perfect venue for it! In addition to being outdoors but cool and shaded, you get the grteat views of the statehouse from the stands. A baseball game would have been a nice addition but I would have been too distracted by 400 beers.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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72 reviews 72 reviews
22 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I live and work in the Des Moines area... funny how I review places all over the globe, but not right here in my own backyard! JUst back from an Iowa Cub day game... my work colleagues and I will often head over to the park for lunch during the work week when they have a day game. As othere... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great venue...groundskeepers, maintenance, vendors all do a fantastic job! No such thing as a bad seat and the prices are reasonable. Team always has some solid talent and provide a great escape from daily life. Great to have a AAA team in town!

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Florida City, Florida
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92 reviews 92 reviews
42 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A game between the local boys and out-of-towners were playing when I visited this Park with my mom. It was a good place to hang out and enjoy a game. Ample parking. Available facilities, and food.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We went early in the season; not much of a crowd and we froze our first night! Hope to go back when weather and fans are at their peak. We stayed in hotel near airport (Baymont, HIGHLY recommended) and stadium was easy to drive to. Parking in surface lots was very easy in/out. All staff we came into contact with... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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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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79 attraction reviews
329 helpful votes 329 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
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 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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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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