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Adventureland

305 34th Ave NW, Des Moines, IA 50009
(800) 910-5382
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Ranked #11 of 44 Attractions in Des Moines
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Water Parks
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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We enjoy taking our family along with a family friends with kids, every year. It's sort of become a tradition for us for the last 5 years. There's a wide range of rides for both smaller children and adults. We don't have teenagers, but we see plenty of them having a good time. Its ideal if you can catch it... More

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DeWitt, Iowa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We took our 3 children age 4-6 for the day and had a blast. All 3 kids rode every ride they were tall enough for including roller coasters, the log ride, and more 'adult' rides, but were also very content with the kiddie rides too. There were enough intermediate rides that the kids and us parents went on too that... More

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Omaha
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We've gone to Adventureland the past 3 years and it's been a fun tradition for our kids. Our kids are 2, 8, and 10 and there was something for everyone to enjoy. We had a great time. We typically do the water park too (which is included) but it was rather cool the day of our visit. The admission price... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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120 reviews 120 reviews
13 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This old and dated amusement park offers a few good rides, but nothing compared to six flags of one of the major parks in the country. The park is in need of sprucing up and you would think with the high price of admission, they could afford to do so. Dining is limited to fair food. If you have nothing... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Went over Labor Day weekend with family and friends. We spent most of the day at the water park and it was a good time. The actual theme park has become antiquated and is in dire need of some updating. Minneapolis and Kansas City are too close with really nice parks to drop $45 here.

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Ulster, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We broke down in the area for 5 days and this is one of the places we found to visit. What a great time we had. We had our two children and parents along on the trip and this was a hit for us all. We really enjoyed the amusement park with many ride options for all age groups. Our... More

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Iowa City, Iowa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We took our children to Adventureland back in the 80's and 90's now we are going again with our grandchildren. We really like how the trees have matured and there is plenty of shade and benches for us "older" fun loving visitors. However, I would like to see the park lower the rate for those over 60 (not 65) and... More

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South Amana, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

There are so many things to do, there is something for everyone. Midway games, rides for ALL ages, entertaining shows, food and even a waterpark. It's not so big that you can't see everything in a day, if that's all the time you have.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

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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