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Des Moines West KOA

34308 L Avenue, Adel, IA
Des Moines West KOA
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Clive, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've tent camped a couple times now at this KOA and we really enjoy the location. It's close to home for us, but still a nice getaway with all the things to do and the fabulous staff! We love the hospitality, but also all the things that there are for the kids, including activities and the pool.

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Monterey, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a review for people who tent camp: I have tented at KOA campgrounds all over the country and have experienced my share of great ones and not-so-great ones. The KOA in West Des Moines is at the top of the list for these reasons: 1. Courteous and helpful staff 2. Clean and renovated bathrooms 3. Multiple activities for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We limped into this campground with a broken awning. Friendly staff immediately began to phone nearby RV repair shops. Then the guy escorting us to the site got his ladder and removed the broken awning so that we could resume travel. Has a lot of activities for the kids.

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Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a great place to stay while travelling west. No highway or train noise and the bathrooms were very nice. 30 minutes west of Des Moines. They have a pool and a jumping pillow. This is a great place for kids since they have so may activities.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We were just stopping on our way back from Wyoming for a night. This is the nicest KOA we've stayed at. It's over a mile from the interstate so there was minimal noise. The bathrooms were new and immaculate. My only complaint was that the campsites were quite close together.

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Brian S, Public Relations Manager at Des Moines West KOA, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, and for staying with us on your way back from Wyoming! We are so glad you loved our new bathrooms as well as our location and hope you'll find time to come back and stay for a little longer. Have a great summer! More 

Avon, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Pleasant staff. Nice sites. They went way out of their way to bring in additional things kids could play on since the pool was closed due to unexpected repairs needed. We had a site right up front by the registration/store. Very quiet, very pleasant - overall a great experience.

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Brian S, Public Relations Manager at Des Moines West KOA, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review and for staying with us during your recent visit to the Des Moines area. We are so glad to hear you had a wonderful time and enjoyed being so close to the store at your campsite. Hope to see you again soon so the family can enjoy... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The location is beautiful. The property is immaculate and there are many, many activities for kids, including a jumping pillow and water balloon launch station. We cannot say enough good things about this place. We stayed in "Kabin 1" which was very clean and had a very well functioning air conditioning unit.

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Brian S, Public Relations Manager at Des Moines West KOA, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us during your recent visit to the Des Moines area! We are so glad to hear you had a great time and that the kids enjoyed all the activities we have available for them. Hope you'll come back and see us again soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This ranks with the best KOA has to offer. I have only stayed at 1 other KOA that matches the amenities and condition of this campsite. The Deluxe pull through sites (and of course the Executive sites as well) are level and wide. WiFi is adequate for basic use and cable TV has a large selection. It is located 5... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Came for the HyVee triathlon. Great family environment. I can't say enough good things about the hospitality here. My son and my parents (age 13/65) had a wonderful time. The wine tasting was fun. The pool was great. Everything was clean. They have lots of fun activities for the kids.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

A great place to stop overnight - nothing is nearby, not even a gas station at the exit. Very quiet. Our first night on the way east was right next to one of the deluxe cabins - which was full of screaming kids - but they did eventually quiet down. Spots are level, a hair narrow, but the amenities are... More 

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