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Address: 305 34th Ave NW, Des Moines, IA 50009
Phone Number: (800) 910-5382
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Great day of fun

Wonderful day get away. Has a nice water park that's included in the cost of the park admission. Not overly crowded. Well laid out. Pricey food as with any park.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
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Des Moines, Iowa
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664 reviews 664 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Kids will like. Kind of boring for adults. Of course, Des Moines is a smaller city so it won't have gigantic thrilling rides. Parking is easy in and out. Admission prices are reasonable.

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Iowa
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Wonderful day get away. Has a nice water park that's included in the cost of the park admission. Not overly crowded. Well laid out. Pricey food as with any park.

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

We try to visit Adventureland at least once a summer. We enjoy the rides & the fact you never have to wait very long in line. The grounds are well maintained & the employees are always courteous. This past summer I took 6 kids, ages 1-15 & they all had a blast. {we went to Disney World years ago &... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

While Adventureland is no Six Flags or Worlds of Fun, it is still an enjoyable place to go to, especially for teenagers or families with young kids.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It is like a lot of other amusement parks around the US however in the last few years it has expanded the water park with more slide and wave machine which makes it great for kids and adults as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

This is great spot to take the family. I got the season passes for my family it is will worth it. I love taking out family there all the time.

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78 reviews 78 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

For the amount of money you're paying, it's almost better to just make the drive to valley fair in Minnesota. But they do have a variety of rides for people of all ages. You don't have much food options and if you're interested in thrill rides this probably isn't the amusement park for you. Not very many "thrill" rides.

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Newton, Iowa, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Our family has been visiting Adventureland since it opened. It is perhaps the cleanest amusement park you will find and it not overcrowded. This is an Iowa treasure!

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Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We spent one day at Adventureland in August. It's not huge, nor are the rides outstanding. But it is family friendly, and very reasonably priced compared to other amusement/theme parks. The "main street" is actually quite nice, with the train station, several cute shops, an ice cream parlor, and arcade. The arcade also has a ride in it (some kind... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This is a classic local attraction in the summer, everyone goes here if they live in Des Moines. this my not live up to some huge amusement park like Disney but unlike Disney you can get through the whole park in a day (if you know how to avoid the crowds).P.S Don't go to the waterpark during the hot part... More 

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