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Key Info

3200 Adventureland Dr.

Price & Hours

$48 for adults 10-64; $43 for kids 4-9 and seniors 65 and older; free for children 3 and younger
Hours vary seasonally


Amusement Parks, Swimming/Pools Type
Half Day to Full Day Time to Spend


  • 3.0Value
  • 3.0Facilities
  • 3.0Atmosphere

If you're traveling with kids, consider spending a day at Adventureland Resort. In addition to amusement park rides like roller coasters, a carousel and a Ferris wheel, Adventureland is home to a water park complete with a lazy river, waterslides and multiple pools. There are also shows, food stands and games.

According to past visitors, Adventureland offers diversions for all ages and is a great place to beat the heat in summer. Others appreciated how walkable the park is, but a few reviewers were disappointed with the quality of the food available for purchase.

Adventureland is located about 10 miles northeast of downtown Des Moines in Altoona, Iowa. Parking costs $13 a day. Hours of operation vary by day, but generally, the park is open daily starting at 10 a.m. and closes as late as 9 p.m. Note that the park is only open on weekends beginning in late August through September and is closed in the winter months. The park generally opens for the season in May. Single-day admission tickets – which cover all rides, shows and attractions at Adventureland Park, including Adventure Bay water park – cost $48 for adults ages 10 to 64. Discounted single-day tickets, available for kids ages 4 to 9 and seniors ages 65 and older, cost $43. Children 3 and younger enter for free. For more information, visit the Adventureland Resort website.

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