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Adventureland

305 34th Ave NW, Des Moines, IA 50009
(800) 910-5382
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Ranked #10 of 42 attractions in Des Moines
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Water Parks
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Constanta, Romania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I have been coming to this park almost every year with my family for the last 30+ years and still love it every time! The Tornado is still one of the best coasters I've ever gone on. Go during the week to avoid the crowds and have a blast!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

It was perfect for our group. We had 3 adults and 4 children ages 8 and under. So it's not so big that we felt overwhelmed. It was very clean and the staff was very friendly! We felt very safe also.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We had a great time. We went two days. One day we rode rides the other day we did the water park. The park was very clean. We felt safe. Most of the employees were very friendly. My 5 & 7 year old boys as well as my 67 year old father-in-law all enjoyed it. There is plenty of shade... More

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lincoln
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We went on a weekend in July 2014 and our family of 14 made sure to do Adventureland on Friday and Adventure Bay on Saturday. Good choices as there were not large lines at Adventureland on the week day. AdventureBay/Adventureland on Saturday however saw it's biggest record of people EVER! Over 17,000 walked through the doors that day! Tip: Go... More

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Marion, Iowa
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The only disappointment you will have is if you go on a Saturday or Sunday and the weather is nice as the place will be packed and wait lines are anywhere from a hour and a half to as long as 2 hours a ride. We went during the week on a Thursday and Friday. There were 7,490 people on... More

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Nebraska
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We visited on a Sunday and Monday in July. We've been there several times before, and it's always a good time. We thought that the crowds would be reduced on Monday, but just FYI, they weren't. We bought a two-day pass, which really helped us have a good time. We were able to spend our time in line without worrying... More

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North Liberty
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Our family enjoyed everything about our trip to Adventureland! The staff was friendly and helpful, and the park offered something for everyone in our group. We would highly recommend renting a cabana in the water park!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My husband and I recently went to Adventureland with our 2 year old daughter, and it was fantastic. We went on a Wednesday and Thursday. Wednesday was noticeably less crowded, but Thursday wasn't terrible. Our daughter had the time of her life. There were plenty of rides to keep her occupied for 9 hours! She was able to do quite... More

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Oelwein
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
42 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It is your basic theme park. Fun about once a year. The food is fairly good for concessions. Lots of different rides. The midway style carnival games stay away as they are very hard to win at and the fees for them are getting out of line. It will fit the bill if looking to spend a fun family day.

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Nebraska
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This park has lots of rides specially a lot for the little little ones it has well manicured landscaping that I wish I had at my house on the day that we went the lines were not that bad the only one we waited about 45 minutes 4 was the raging river it was well worth the wait I would... More

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