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Adventureland

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Address: 3200 Adventureland Drive, Altoona, IA 50009-2642
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Adventureland Amusement Park and Adventure Bay Waterpark contain over 100...

Adventureland Amusement Park and Adventure Bay Waterpark contain over 100 rides, shows, and attractions including some of the country's most exciting roller coasters and thrill rides that can challenge the most avid amusement park enthusiasts. There are also plenty of rides for less adventurous guests including great water rides as well as a full compliment of children's rides spread throughout the park. But the entertainment doesn't stop with rides - Adventureland presents a full array of shows in the park - from thrilling circus acts and magic shows to live music and juggling - there's always something to suit everyone's taste. Simply the most fun you will have all year!

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Fun Amusement Park

My family goes here just about every summer and we always have a good time. It is not too big to fit everything into one day, and while there are a few rides where the line can... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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108 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family goes here just about every summer and we always have a good time. It is not too big to fit everything into one day, and while there are a few rides where the line can get long, it isn't like Disney where it seems there is a long wait for most rides. Unlike some bigger amusement parks it... More 

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Thank kamaae
Ankeny, Iowa
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355 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here many times. The parks keeps investing in new rides. The park is clean. I always try to get discount coupons from the local Hy Vee Food Store to help reduce the ticket prices. The food prices at the park are high. There are shady places to sit and rest between rides. There are several huge parking... More 

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1 Thank david_hance_iowa
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to enjoy with the family or even solo. Several rides and games. Test that old arm on the fast pitch! Wide range of foods. Most of the staff are a younger crowd.

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Thank mdparker0410
Iowa City, Iowa
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 14, 2017

I had not been to Adventureland since I was a kid. My husband and I decided to take a little family vacation with our children and Adventureland was our destination. It was a blast! We got in on the last summer of the infamous log ride, and we are so sad it is gone now. The water park was wonderful.... More 

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Thank Alecia35
Fairfield, Iowa, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

Every year we come here for our summer vacation & it gets better every summer !!!! Adults, Teenagers both spend the most time in the lazy river because it is Awesome !!!

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Thank Nicole M
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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252 reviews
148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed January 27, 2017

If you want to try out roller coasters before going to a big park, this is the place in Iowa. It is good for young kids or teens who want to hang out for a while. The water park is good in the summer.

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Thank cdhcch
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133 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

Christmas 🎄lights at adventure land benefiting Make a Wish Foundation. $10 per car load. Went on a Tuesday evening and they were busy. Nice lightings and plan on taking awhile to drive through. Busy. Wish they would have had Music as it would have added. Nice way to get in the Holiday Spirit.

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Thank Jan F
Iowa
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48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

Got discounted tickets. Was probably the only park in DSM area so we decided to check it out. Good experience so far but won't visit again.

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1 Thank Alicia K
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

This is a great amusement park. It has kid rides, water rides, a water park, new attractions all the time. Games, bingo, shops, something for everyone! It's a wonderful day of enjoyment we go to every year. Many companies big & small have their annual company picnics at Adventureland and are catered by them. They also offer season this. As... More 

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Thank Tracey T
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2016

It was a very fun place. My family and I go there every summer. It made for all ages, everyone can enjoy. The new ride they put in this year the Monster is a very fun roller coaster & as well as the Adventure Bay. Overall it was a very fun trip.

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