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Adventureland

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Address: 305 34th Ave NW, Altoona, IA 50009-2642
Phone Number: (800) 910-5382
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Small but fun amusement park

I've been to Des Moines to visit my daughter and her family lots of time but this was the first for Adventureland. It is a really nice little park. My grandkids loved the rides... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Kim J
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Anaheim, California
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Anaheim, California
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118 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been to Des Moines to visit my daughter and her family lots of time but this was the first for Adventureland. It is a really nice little park. My grandkids loved the rides and we also enjoyed the water park.

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Thank Kim J
Rapid City
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Such fun! Rides for all ages. The water park is so much fun. Waits in line were not too bad. Plan for all day. Ticket prices are a bit high but one member of family was a veteran so they allowed $10 off per person in the party. Staff were respectful and I liked that there was always someone sweeping... More 

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Thank Traci F
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We do not like the rides but after winning tickets we decided to go. Spent most of our day in the lazy river just floating around. Thankfully the weekday we went was not too busy. It would not have been as enjoyable if it was crowded.

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Thank TravelLover0814
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60 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Adventureland is a great park for young children and adults alike. Its quaint, easily navigated, and a lot of fun. Many different rides for all ages. Go on a weekday to have the park nearly to yourself.

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Thank Jessica B
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My pre-teens and teens always have an amazing time here. Water park is perfect for cooling off midday. Wish that you could bring lunch in instead of walking out to parking lot and would love to see the sidewalks be concrete instead of blacktop as it gets so hot. All in all a nice sized park with good attractions for... More 

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Thank Mack L
Union, Kentucky
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Park was clean and the employees at the rides are well groomed and very friendly. The only place that needs work are the food courts. Over flowing trash and the employees are rude. We visited the park on July 27th and and visited Subland. I placed our sandwich order s and two cokes. While waiting Josephine gave us our... More 

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Thank roxanne a
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Adventureland is not a secret to all, but for those in the area who haven't been, you are missing out. Not as big as Six Flags or other parks, but with a small town atmosphere with big town rides and shorter lines.

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Thank Carla Lamb B
Rock Falls, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time with our daughter, son in law, and three of our grandchildren. The ride operators were very safety concerned.

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Thank Jayne H
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maybe 3 and a half stars since only 2 water rides were broke down on the fay we went. Went with a group of ten which had 4 adults and kids ranging from 17 to 9 yrs old. Most rides and lines could accommodate us pretty well. Lines not too bad, lots of variability to choose from. Price for food... More 

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Thank semicolons
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always have a great time here. It has great hours, great rides, and great staff. I love the number of older generation men and women working here... Everyone seemed to like their jobs. I love that I can buy a refillable cup for $5.00 not $15, and refill it with ice water for 50 cents. Our food all day... More 

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