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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. To visit Iowa State Fairgrounds and other attractions in Des Moines, use our Des Moines trip itinerary maker.
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  • August 14, 2017
    First trip to the state fair. Crowded is an understatement, but we had a great time. Guides are handed out at the gate that help you plan your day. No matter what you choose, you'll have a great time....  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    I totally enjoyed my weekend at the Iowa State Fair with my two preschool grandsons. There are many activities for small children and adults alike. Iowa does a nice job with their fairgrounds, they ar...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    We took our 2 year old and 8 month old to the Iowa State fair for the first time. Yeah we are brave lol. They actually did really good. We went on a Monday and the weather was low 70s amazing. There w...  more »
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  • June 13, 2017
    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.
  • July 5, 2017
    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
  • July 10, 2017
    This place is awesome. The best place to have a car show. Thanks Goodguys.
  • July 3, 2017
    Went to Good Guys 2017. It was amazing. A must-see for everyone!
  • June 17, 2017
    Nice area for agri enthusiast & farmers. I enjoy the free food they serve. Also, USDA invited us to one farm .

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