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“Great for the family”

Iowa State Fairgrounds
Ranked #2 of 64 things to do in Des Moines
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: For 11 days in August, it’s a fairground, but for the other 354 days of the year, the Iowa State Fairgrounds is home to auto shows, livestock exhibitions, flea markets, antique shows, concerts, trade shows and more. See what’s happening this month at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.
Panora, Iowa
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Great for the family”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2012

If you have never been to the Iowa State Fair, GET THERE!! Great for all ages!!

Visited August 2011
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Defiance, Missouri
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“who doesn't love a state fair?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2012

the food....the rides....getting your picture taken with a giant snake...seing the Butter Cow...we even met the Iowa State Honey Queen or something in that vein...she had a booth where you made beeswax candles!

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United States
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264 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Gotta Go Kind of event- Iowa State Fair”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2012

No wonder this state fair is called the greatest state fair in the world.
They do it right from showing how it was, to how it is and how it will be.
Great food, entertainment, and sites. Gotta Go.

Rube

Visited August 2011
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Montezuma, Iowa, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Same 'ol”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2012

Needs something NEW. Has the same old things every year. Looking for more than just a new ride. Dont even go on them.

Visited August 2011
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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“my time at the iowa st fair”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2012

it was great i liked everything about it the fair the concerts ect

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