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Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines

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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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  • The Iowa State Fair had everything for everyone. Transportation away from the fair grounds is the way to go.. Buses take you right to the main gate. You will spend two days there and still not see eve...  more »
  • If you enjoy being outdoors in the summer, enjoy amusement rides, enjoy farm related things, entertainment or trying new things, visit the Iowa State Fair. 1 million people visit every year.  more »
  • Oil enjoyed working their health issues have stopped that but I would highly recommend in going there with family and friends you'll have a ball their enjoy  more »
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  • World Pork Expo was a great event. People so nice and weather ended up being perfect for us. Very organized and well ran event. Would go back for sure.
  • Iowa put together a Blue Ribbon Commity a while ago,and has gotten a lot of money from it to keep the buildings in good shape,and it's not permanent so while the fair is not going on there is a lot of room for other stuff
  • This place is awesome. The best place to have a car show. Thanks Goodguys.
  • Went to Good Guys 2017. It was amazing. A must-see for everyone!
  • Nice area for agri enthusiast & farmers. I enjoy the free food they serve. Also, USDA invited us to one farm .

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