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Adventureland

Altoona, Iowa, USA

Adventureland is a traditional American style amusement park, beautifully maintained and clearly inspired by Disneyland in several places.

Opened28 July 1974
SeasonMay to September
OwnerThe Krantz family
Websitewww.adventurelandpark.com
NearbyWorlds of Fun (179 miles)
Six Flags St Louis (263 miles)
Six Flags Great America (290 miles)
Bay Beach Amusement Park (342 miles)
Silver Dollar City (344 miles)
Adventureland's entrance train station

Adventureland's entrance train station

Adventureland is an amusement park oozing with old-time Americana, but with none of the rundown feel of some other "classic" American amusement parks.

The park was originally opened in 1974, apparently with the help of Disney in the early planning stages. The influence is keenly felt: the park's entrance with the A-train running above it and turn of the century Main Street beyond could have come straight from Disneyland.

Amongst its ride lineup, Adventureland owns three traditional wooden rollercoasters. Tornado is the oldest, built in 1978. This was joined by Outlaw from Custom Coasters International in 1993. The most recent woodie is the slightly bizarre indoor Underground family coaster.

Adventureland has received a lot of investment recently, with a number of modern rides joining the more traditional woodies and flat rides. A Mondial WindSeeker was added in 2013 and Monster, a bright green and wonderfully paced Gerstlauer Infinity Coaster was built in 2016.

If you've ever wondered what a well-run, traditional American amusement park was like, look no further than Adventureland. The park has an abundance of old school charm, perfectly matched by some fantastic rides both old and new.

Attractions

Monster

Monster

Gerstlauer Infinity Coaster

Outlaw

Outlaw

Fast and fun wooden rollercoaster

Raging River

Raging River

Whitewater rapids ride

Storm Chaser

Storm Chaser

Mondial Windseeker

Tornado

Tornado

Wooden rollercoaster

Sky Ride

Sky Ride

Cable cars which go right through the middle of Monster's track

Saw Mill Splash

Saw Mill Splash

Water ride

Underground

Underground

Strange dark ride featuring a junior wooden rollercoaster

Giant Sky Wheel

Giant Sky Wheel

Observation wheel

A-Train

A-Train

Train ride along the edge of the park

Town Square Carousel

Town Square Carousel

Traditional carousel

Balloon Race

Balloon Race

Hot air balloon themed ride

Lighthouse

Lighthouse

Spin ride

Videos

USA Road Trip 2016: Day 4 at Adventureland video

USA Road Trip 2016: Day 4 at Adventureland

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