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Address: 3200 Adventureland Drive, Altoona, IA 50009-2642
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+1 800-532-1286
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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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Great for Grandkids

This place is especially good for my three and six year old Grandkids. We bring them a couple times a year. It is a nice size for us small-towners who don't want the big city... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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119 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is especially good for my three and six year old Grandkids. We bring them a couple times a year. It is a nice size for us small-towners who don't want the big city hustle and bustle and expense of a Disney or a Six Flags. Our kids are not ready for the big rides, this park has a... More 

Thank davidlI5106MM
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been going to Adventureland every summer now for 16 years and sometimes we go twice a summer. It's worth the 2+ hr drive! We usually pick a weekday to go and it's much less busy. The park is charming, clean, easy to get on rides/short lines, price is good and discounts are usually available. The staff are generally polite... More 

Thank Honeybee5108
Clive, Iowa
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43 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Adventureland is a fantastic amusement park and a good water park all in one. You'll have a good time and no matter your kids ages they'll have a good time too.

Thank Fam_Tvler
Des Moines, Iowa
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624 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you live anywhere near Altoona Iowa and love rides, get the annual pass for $125 before the end of May. And go to Casey's and get the code for $10 off the pass. Having a pass gets you free parking(saves $10/car), and unlimited visits to Adventureland and the water park. We are here on Mother's Day, 2017, and got... More 

1 Thank init4keeps
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108 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2017

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 

1 Thank kamaae
Ankeny, Iowa
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420 reviews
136 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2017

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 

1 Thank david_hance_iowa
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed April 5, 2017 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.

Thank mdparker0410
Iowa City, Iowa
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

1 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 !!!

Thank Nicole M
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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253 reviews
148 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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.

Thank cdhcch

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