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“No Fun with out the fair”

Iowa State Fairgrounds
Ranked #2 of 69 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.
iowa
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“No Fun with out the fair”
Reviewed June 20, 2012

Its ok to drive around but its better when the fair is in town . Much more to do and see . But it seem there is something always out there.

Visited June 2012
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Toledo, Iowa
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Yearly Tradition, Always something to see”
Reviewed June 11, 2012

I love the Iowa State Fair, frequent it every year. Always something new to see. Food is amazing, everyone has their own favorite spot.

Visited August 2011
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Des Moines, Iowa
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
“great time just to many people especially on weekends of the fair”
Reviewed June 7, 2012

The fair comes once a year and it is alot of fun for just 2 weeks ..

Visited August 2011
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Thank Teri H
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Niagara Falls
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161 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“best fair anywhere”
Reviewed June 6, 2012

Been to Arizona fair, did not compare--by miles!
Hawaii State Fair is excellent but Iowa's is still the best!

Visited August 2011
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Thank Blancaontheroad
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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great family entertainment, fun, and educational stuff!”
Reviewed June 3, 2012

I play on the free stages at the fair. This year is August 16th at 11am on the Bud stage

Visited March 2012
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