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Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines

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Arena / Stadium · Tourist Spot
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Iowa State Fairgrounds hosts one of the largest state fairs in the United States. In more than the 180 ha (445 acres) of space, you can view a variety of different exhibits and festivals, ranging from car shows and flea markets to concerts and antique shows. Just outside of the main stages, surrounded by woods and hills, the fairgrounds features 2,300 camping spots with water and electrical hookups. Pitch a tent or bring your RV, play games and have a barbecue, and join some of the most vibrant festivities in the country. Our Des Moines travel route website makes visiting Iowa State Fairgrounds and other Des Moines attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • I love it because you get to be free and no one is rude or is unsafe everyone just loves it! :) :) :) 
    I love it because you get to be free and no one is rude or is unsafe everyone just loves it! :) :) :)  more »
  • We really like this State Fair Campground. It is the 4th one we have stayed at across the country. It was on grass and most sites were nicely shaded. Our site was a bit uneven but it was 50 Amp... 
    We really like this State Fair Campground. It is the 4th one we have stayed at across the country. It was on grass and most sites were nicely shaded. Our site was a bit uneven but it was 50 Amp...  more »
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  • Great place to go to! If you are visiting Iowa in August this is a highly recommend place to visit. With many attractions and things to do the place is always bustling with people. Should always come here during the Summer! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸŽˆπŸŽŠ
  • Thank you mostly to Joel, who helps me with sound and with starting my vehicle at the fairgrounds. Obviously someone who cares a great deal about his job! And thank you Tim, for helping me with rakes and getting water and working the arena.

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