Adventureland – Altoona, Iowa (Des Moines)

adventureland.gif    Adventureland – Altoona, Iowa (Des Moines)

This is a centrally-located theme park just outside of Des Moines in Altoona, Iowa,with “adventures” for all ages. The structures in the park recreate late 19th –and early 20th-century Iowa. These feature Main Street, River City, Last Frontier, Alpine Village, and a typical Iowa farm. Visitors can partake in over 100 rides, shows, and attractions. The rides go from “mild” to “wet-and-wild.” There are 4 great roller coasters, and one can experience a white-water raft ride. Family entertainment shows—music and dancing–are located throughout the park Nearby are both a hotel and a campground. This facility is situated near the Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino.

Adventurelad is home of some of the greatest wooden roller coasters of all time. The Outlaw reaches a height of 70 feet with a 67 foot drop and a top speed of 48 miles per hour. The Tornado reaches a height of 80 feet with a 76 foot drop and a top speed of 55 miles per hour. Two of the greatest roller coaster thrill rides of all time!

2008 was a good year for the park with new rides, such as Kokomo Kove and the standard rides that have been favorites of all that go to thrill you, scare you and make you want more.  There are rides for the kids that are younger too so it is truly a place the whole family will enjoy.  Come out to Adventureland Park and live a little!

Admission – Adults: $31.00 all-inclusive), $27.00 for children ages 4-9 and Senior Citizens 65+ which must be purchased at the park gate,  parking $4.00

Directions – take the U. S. Highway 65 exit off of U. S. Interstate Highway 80

Address: 305 34th Ave NW, Altoona, IA 50009

Hours – 10:00 a.m. – closing time varies), daily, Monday before Memorial Day – two weeks before Labor Day; also open other weekends in May, August, and September

Credit Cards – American Express, Diners International, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Phone – (515) 266-2121 or (800) 532-1286 

If you’re staying in the Des Moines area, you’ll want to find nice accommodations. offers the best rates on all Des Moines hotels.

Email for the park:


  1. What time does the park open on Sunday the 26th.

  2. The park opens at 10 am on that date and closes at 10 pm. Thank you for the inquiry.

    The Editor

  3. What time does the park open and close on Sunday, August 10th?

  4. Same hours as above, 10 to 10. Have a great day!

  5. when does adventureland open again?

  6. Hi,
    The park will be open the last weekend in April and the weekends in May until Memorial Day when it is open everyday until Labor Day when it goes back to weekend only until the end of September.
    Thank you for contacting with your question.

  7. nicole southwick says:

    hey its me nicole and adventurelands rides are so cool and fun just if you get a chance to get out of your house the best place to go is adventureland park

  8. How much are tickets?

  9. For 2011\Pricing

    REGULAR (10 yrs. & over)
    CHILDREN (4-9 years)
    Consignment Price $26.00 tax incl.
    $26.00 tax incl.
    Normal Admission Price $35.00 tax incl.
    $30.00 tax incl.
    Total Savings Per Ticket $9.00
    Two Day Tickets

    2nd day consignment tickets may be purchased upon arrival at Adventureland’s ticket gate for an additional $20.00 tax included per ticket.

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