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

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Attended with kids ( 16 8 11 4 ) and wife. We had a blast as usual. We have come each summer for the last 5 years and I came many times when I was a kid. Ride the roller... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Stanton, Iowa
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Davenport, Iowa
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137 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I go to ADVENTURELAND every year. Usually we go on Father's Day but this year we went in September. The rides are great especially for young children. Lines are usually a lot shorter than other amusement parks. Good is what you would expect. It's amusement park/fair style. However The cookie shop is great! While on our visit... More 

Thank Lindsey A
Stanton, Iowa
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46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attended with kids ( 16 8 11 4 ) and wife. We had a blast as usual. We have come each summer for the last 5 years and I came many times when I was a kid. Ride the roller coaters for sure!

Thank maranville826
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101 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I came here as a kid, and wanted my kids to experience it also. A lot of the same rides were still there. Even though the park looks run down, it still offers so much fun! However, we have a teenager, and two younger kids, and they couldn't seem to agree on the rides. I was also worried about the... More 

Thank Ryan Becky J
Ankeny, Iowa
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487 reviews
138 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love a place that has a decent bier garten. Rides are nice. The new Monster roller coaster was a lot of fun. Downer is the cars are so small the line gets lengthy. No more log ride which is a bummer. Lazy river is getting sort of bumpy and lame. Dollars for donuts I would go to KC O of... More 

Thank Suzan H
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family went to Adventureland on a Saturday. Hotels in the area were very over priced. Better amusement park value and experience at Worlds of Fun in KC. Expensive to get in, expensive to eat and drink, long lines everywhere. They were I'll equipped to handle the masses. Obviously small time. Park was dirty and needs paint and upkeep. Bathroom... More 

Thank Beth H
Des Moines, Iowa
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43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I started going to Adventureland when I was 4 years old...when the park opened back in the 1970s. They have undergone many changes over the years, not all for the best. I think at some point they kind of pulled back on investing money in the business and tried to make it on keeping things simple. The rides became old... More 

Thank HeartOGold1969
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66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love this Adventureland park we get season passes every year and camp in the campground multiple times throughout the summer. It's fun and pretty economical for what you get.

Thank JOHN S
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30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was our first trip to Adventureland and we were really pleased. The oldest kid in our group was 12 years and the youngest was 7 years. This park was perfect for this age range. I liked that no smoking is allowed inside the park. There are a lot of benches to sit on and many are in the shade.... More 

Thank KKM2000
Anaheim, California
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121 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

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.

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 August 23, 2016 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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