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Principal Park

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Address: 1 Line Dr, Des Moines, IA 50309-4640
Phone Number: 515-243-6111
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Clean fun place to spend an evening

Very clean and fun for the family. We had a lot of fun, but parking was horrible, and so was leaving the park-prepare to spend time waiting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
mipiace73
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very clean and fun for the family. We had a lot of fun, but parking was horrible, and so was leaving the park-prepare to spend time waiting.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for boys state tournament Game. Nice park. Expensive parking. Food was pricy which I expect at a ballpark, but also terrible. Brat was very tiny, size of a hotdog and cold. Popcorn tasted stale. I would have given a 5 star had the food not been so bad for the money. Park is close to lots of restaurants and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love going to ball games here and they have special events throughout the summer. The fireworks for the 4th of July go on all week that there is a game. The food and beverages are very good and not over priced.

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We were only able to get standing room only tickets but one of the ushers gave us a free pass to the Cub Club where we could enjoy some good food and drinks in air conditioned comfort.

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Salina, Kansas
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48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

This is a great place to watch a ball game. The stadium is about as nice as they come in the minor leagues. We took our 13 year old baseball team, and purchased group tickets. We had great seats, with everyone sitting together for $7 per ticket. The concession food is pretty affordable and good. The pork tenderloin basket seemed... More 

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IOWA
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183 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We wanted to go to an I-Cubs game and decided the 4th of July would be perfect since we could incorporate a game and the fireworks. The game was good, the fireworks great. I would caution to choose your seats wisely if you have long legs or someone of "good" size in your group. The top row of the reserved... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

For a small market city like Des Moines Principal Park is an excellent stadium. It is very nice. I've played there (when in high school) and have watched many games there, both high school an I-Cubs, and never been disappointed. Everything you need is easy to get to and there is plenty of affordable parking close to the stadium.

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McHenry, Illinois
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Loved this park. We had cheap but great seats. Unfortunately the team lost both nights. One night was $1 hot dogs which were good. Park is clean with a nice atmosphere. Would go again.

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Ankeny, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Went to see the Iowa Cubs play on the 4th of July. I wasn't too sure if our seats would be great just by looking at the screen on my computer when purchasing our tickets but they were great! From Section 16, row 3 you could see everything on the field. My only complaint is that the players were acting... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

If you like hot dogs, pizza or tenderloins, this is the place to go. If you like baseball, Principal Park is one of the best AAA parks in the Midwest. If your a Cub fan, you need season tickets.

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