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Adventureland

Address: 305 34th Ave NW, Des Moines, IA 50009
Phone Number: (800) 910-5382
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Ranked #12 of 103 things to do 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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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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Cancun
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

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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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
24 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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334 reviews 334 reviews
185 attraction reviews
392 helpful votes 392 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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89 reviews 89 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
Senior Contributor
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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