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Adventureland Inn

3200 Adventureland Drive, Hwy 1-80 (Exit 142A), Altoona, IA 50009
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Ranked #4 of 7 hotels in Altoona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2006
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2006

We stayed here on a Saturday night over spring break being local residents to just get away. Had a pool side suite, room 184 and would highly recommend it; right in front of childrens pool gate leading to spa and swim up bar. Our 6 yr old had a blast, the 12 yr old liked the other pool section better... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2006

My wife made plans to meet some friends out at the Adventureland Inn for a weekend. Not knowing anything about the place, I checked this site. I have to say that after reading some of the reviews I half expected my arms to fall off due to the chemicals, my wife may come down with dysentery because of the dirtiness,... More

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pella, iowa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2006

We stayed at the hotel for 2 nights and I was soo unhappy! All 3 of my kids and all 5 of my friends children broke out in a rash from the chemicals in the pool. My son was so broke out he couldn't even wear clothes! When they were in the water they didn't notice it but, when they... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2006

I was given the jacuzzi room for my retirement gift from co-workers. I was disapointed that the room had little style. It reminded me of a hospital room. The table chair had green silly string stuck to it, the rug needed vacuumed, and there was a wrist band on the floor. The jacuzzi start button was broken off, so you... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2006

My fiance and I hosted our son's birthday party at the Adventureland Inn. The biggest problem I found was that my eyes were burning all evening from too many chemicals in the pool. Secondly, I understand that the pool is fun; however, I feel that if you are paying $100 for a night you should be entitled to a few... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2006

I have stayed at the hotel 6 times at different times of the year over the past 3-4 years. I also went about a dozen times as a kid (about 25 years ago). I read some negative comments about the refs from 2 other reviews and needed to add something. These guys are the reason my little kids are able... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2005

I have stayed at the Adventureland Inn twice a year for the last 6 years. (Since having kids) I will never go again which is very unfortunate. I reserved two adjoining rooms and requested pool side. One room was fine, the other was in the corner of the pool area in a high traffic area. This means my balcony was... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2005

The hotel and accomadations were okay, however when we first checked in are reservations were incorrect. Then when they moved our rooms to accomidate the original reservation they switched the names so my traveling companion had my room and vice versa. And then to make matters worse they have billed to seperate credit cards of mine multiple times, and my... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2005

We just got back from Adventureland Inn and I would not pay that much to stay there again. The location was nice, since we were going to the state fair also, it worked out great. We had a suite since we have a large family and the room was nice and big but it was very old carpet, pictures, it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2005

I see that this family fun hotel is not listed here. Adventureland Inn hotel has a mini water park indoors, for kids and for the adults it has a swim up bar tiki hut style, very nice place to go for the weekend or for a week.

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Address: 3200 Adventureland Drive, Hwy 1-80 (Exit 142A), Altoona, IA 50009
Location: United States > Iowa > Altoona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Also Known As:
Adventureland Des Moines
Adventureland Hotel Altoona
Adventureland Inn Des Moines
Adventure Land Inn
Adventureland Inn Altoona, Iowa

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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Adventureland Inn! At Adventureland Inn you will find 185 guest rooms with over 15,000 square feet of flexible meeting space! Adventureland Inn is a full service hotel with two restaurants on site, as well as room service. Our indoor pool areas and courtyards are among the finest in the area, with three pools featuring the only swim-up bar in the Midwest! We are located right next to Iowa's largest attraction, Adventureland and also next to Iowa’s largest casino, Prairie Meadows! ... more   less 
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