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“Closed for the week” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Arnolds Park Amusement Park

Arnolds Park Amusement Park
243 W Broadway St, Arnolds Park, IA 51331
(712) 332-2183
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Des Moines
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“Closed for the week”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Why would you close for the week before Labor Day? People came, them milled around a left when only the Wells Blue Bunny store was open.

Visited August 2013
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Sioux City, Iowa
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“Arnolds Park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

It's a good park to visit in one day and still be able to see other attractions in the area. It has unique attractions such as the slanted house.

Visited September 2013
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CRIowa
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“Good Day Trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We stay in the area for a week each year and Arnolds Park Amusement Park is a good outing to visit on a cloudy or rainy day. Price is about $25 per person but includes almost all of the rides and activities. The area is kept very clean, lots of workers around sweeping, tending to the flowers. There is food available on site, but mostly fast food options, fried, we tend to eat before or after the park. The nice thing is if you don't want to go on the rides like I don't, you don't have to purchase the wristband to get in. Our boys get the wristband and I am able to go in and walk around and watch them.

Visited August 2013
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Spencer, IA
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“The Legend Lives On”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

My mom visited this amusement park when she was a child, and now she takes her granddaughter (my niece) there with her at least once a year. This park has been around for generations, but classic good fun can still be had by all at this park. Young and old will find fun things to do here. The lines are never too long to wait for the rides. Even though it is a relatively small amusement park, it still has all kinds of rides and attractions (such as bumper cars and a water log ride and the roller coaster and the spider and the scrambler and the mirror house and the Tipsy house). They just replaced the track for the roller coaster. The location of the park on Lake Okoboji and the view of Lake Okoboji from the top of the ferris wheel is spectacular. The cost of a day pass is probably about the same as for other larger amusement parks (approximately $25.00 to $30.00 for a day pass to ride all the rides all day). You can also buy separate tickets for a lower fee if you only want to go on one or two rides and don't want to buy a day pass. Season Passes are also available for purchase. You can walk through the park without paying any fees, but if you want to ride any of the rides then you need to pay.

Visited August 2013
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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“A Fun, Old Fashioned Time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We recently spent a fun day at Arnolds Park Amusement Park. It really reminds you of days gone by. The park has a lot of history and is full of old fashioned fun. The roller coaster is one of the oldest in the country. The water ride is a lot of fun also. There are games and rides for any ages. The location of the park is also great. It is on the shore of Lake Okoboji and has a nice view of the water. There are also restaurants and shops located within walking distance of the park. You can certainly make a day of it at Arnolds Park.

Visited July 2013
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