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Adventureland

305 34th Ave NW, Des Moines, IA 50009
(800) 910-5382
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Ranked #10 of 43 Attractions in Des Moines
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Water Parks
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This park is just big enough to be comfortable but not too big. We could let the teens separate with their buddies so all could do what they want. The park was set up so it was easy to find a meeting place in the middle. They have water park and a amusement park with one admission price. The people... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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79 reviews 79 reviews
22 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We took our 11 & 10 year old niece and nephew along with our 9 year old daughter and had a great day. We started in the waterpark and then rode rides until we were sick of them. Lines were not bad and everyone was nice. The magic show was rather lame but it was air conditioned. The circus is... More

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Ottumwa, Iowa, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

great selection of rides for all ages. 3 children 10 mo. 5 yrs and 6 yrs. so had a selection of different ages but all had fun. This was an all day project. was there from opening 10 am to 8:30 pm park closed at 9 pm water park closes at 5 pm great selection of food and games.

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clark county missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Great family fun.Many rides for all ages for 3 to 73 our entire family had a blast. The lines were 1/2 the wait of Six Flags and there are kiddy rides and family rides close to thrill rides:that made for a better time for us as a group. Great value, good customer service and fun for all.We will return next... More

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Garner, Iowa
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Good, clean, and safe place to take your Grandkids. Food was OK, a little pricey. SMOKING, its a place for Kids leave the "Butts" home

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Waterloo, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We go every year, have always enjoyed Ad-Land. This year we spent a day at the water park, and came away a bit mystified. The water slides are nice enough, but whomever manages the inner tubes needs some counseling. One slide only has 5 tubes and one waits for a long time in a separate line to finally get a... More

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Cypress, Texas, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Went to Adventureland during our trip for AAU Jr Olympics. Park is pretty good. You can tell most of the rides are pretty old (and need some maintenance) but overall we had a good time. Wasn't too crowded while we were there so did not have to wait in long lines. They do have some odd procedures on lines and... More

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Austin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

This park is the most inefficient run operation. We waited 1.5 hours for the raging river. They could load 2 rafts at a time, but just did one. No line for singles or doubles, so there were a lot of empty seats. It would also be helpful if they would put wait times at certain points in the line so... More

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Muscatine, Iowa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We take our family almost every year! They have thing for all family members to do young and old! The park is wonderful! The water park was great for all of my family members!

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Iowa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Love Adventureland, come every year. But for some reason this year they are not combining groups of people on the Raging River anymore. They are sending boats out with just 2 or 3 people in them. No wonder the wait for that ride was so ridiculous! Please go back to the way you used to do it.

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