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Address: 305 34th Ave NW, Des Moines, IA 50009
Phone Number: (800) 910-5382
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my experience at Adventure Land

Bought tickets through Veridian credit union as they sell tickets 10 dollars off the parks price. Had a great time at Adventure Land. The amusement park offers rides for all... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Theresa S
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Waterloo
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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Dangerously low bar for safety. No seat belts in rides that spin and drop from high elevations-like the 'falling star.' The park looks disorganized and stuck back in the 80s. Go to six flags-they actually have seat belts and genuine safety standards. Risking your life at this place!!!

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Waterloo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Bought tickets through Veridian credit union as they sell tickets 10 dollars off the parks price. Had a great time at Adventure Land. The amusement park offers rides for all ages and thrill experiences. We ate at one of the indoor places burgers were good sized and cooked well. Visited Adventure Bay there water park as it is included in... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

For an amusement park, Adventureland is nice. All of the classic rides. Something for everyone to ride on. Good fair style eats with lots of fun, colorful rides. Good for a day of fun.

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NEWTON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

One price you can ride all the rides you can manage in a day's time. There are arcades to play. When hot and tire you need to refresh in their water park. Then go for the rides again. And there is the food also. Then at the end of the day are the beautiful fireworks.

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Johnston, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Last year was our first your going to Adventureland. I was BLOWN away by the water park. We went again this year and I think my kids could have spent days at just the water park. There are also a lot of rides for them. Not as many for adults we still enjoyed our time. People are all in an... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A little pricy for what it's worth, the water isn't all that great, and some of the rides are a little old but that doesn't mean they aren't fun. Offering an assortment of rides, food, and entertainment Adventureland is by far a great place to spend a day as a family or with friends.

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Owatonna, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Wonderful time at the park. Three young children enjoyed it alot. First time visiting and will definitely go back. Very clean and staff was awesome.

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Marshalltown, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Myself, two of our grown kids and our granddaughter all spent the day at Adventureland. We had a great time. the shade on the grounds is so nice. we had burgers at the coca cola café and they were awesome. we did go over to the water park but to late in afternoon to spend enough time. it closes at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Never pay full price! Most local credit unions in Des Moines area offer discounted tickets to anyone with cash. You just need to call ahead to one to check inventory. The water park is large but dressing rooms could definitely use an upgrade to hold more people. The rides are normally all working and upgrades are done yearly. The parks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Highlight of our trip! AdventureBay kept us cool in the early afternoon, and the thrill rides kept us happy with the short lines and friendly older gentlemen to help us on and off of the rides. It was comfortably busy. Our only regret is that we did not get the second day pass. We would have liked to go back... More 

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