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Information on this site is unofficial. It is compiled by fans of Adventureland amusement park in Altoona, Iowa (near Des Moines). There may be inaccuracies and omissions. For official Adventureland information, visit the official website.

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This page was last updated on 01/6/2017. Total Pages: 298. Total Files: 317.

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Adventureland opened in 1974, with the official grand opening the following year. This section contains historical information.


  1. Timeline - full park history, with major items from every year
  2. Ticket Prices - admission and parking prices over the years