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Adventureland

Address: 305 34th Ave NW, Des Moines, IA 50009
Phone Number: (800) 910-5382
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Ranked #14 of 30 Attractions in Des Moines
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Water Parks, Amusement Parks
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Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Water Parks, Amusement Parks

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English first
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60 reviews 60 reviews
23 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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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332 reviews 332 reviews
185 attraction reviews
387 helpful votes 387 helpful votes
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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Port Jefferson Station, New York
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78 reviews 78 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We had an awesome local family day - little pricey but it was nice to tire the kids out without leaving the Island. The food wasn't great, but that's expected - the food was beyond expensive! We had a nice time though, the kids loved it. They do need more roller coasters and older kid rides to keep us coming... More 

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Indianola, Iowa
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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Adventureland is a nice place to take a family to have fun. It is an amusement park and has every ride imaginable. They have several nice places to eat and a lot of walking. The water rides in the summer are a nice way to stay cool. I gave it a 4 star because I believe that they could do... More 

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Aiken, South Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We're used to going to 6 Flags and Great Adventure in Georgia and New Jersey in the 00's and now we are going with our grandchildren to Adventureland. We really like how the trees have matured and there is plenty of shade and benches for us Senior fun loving citizens. However, we would like to see the park lower the... More 

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Indianola
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I take the kids to Adventureland every year and meet family. The water park is growing bigger. Needs a couple of really big water rides and would be the best around. I love you can do both the water park and amusement park for one price. Do wish the tickets didn't cost so much. There should be a cheaper resident... More 

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Des Moines
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85 reviews 85 reviews
15 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

They didn't want any competition so they bought Riverview and closed it. I've only been back once since then. Then you got rid of the Silly Silo which was the only good ride you had.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Definitely more to do than time in a day. The 'Lazy River' is a must do - grab a tube and a Mai Tai every time you float by the bar. Get there at opening time to get a great location or call ahead and reserve a private cabana. Loads of relaxation and fun in the sun.

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