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Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines
(4.5/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
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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  • It is the best state fair in the USA . We have acres of beautiful green space and the best food on a stick lol . It is a place for young and old . 
  • We attend the Iowa Pigeon show every year. The fairgrounds is a great location. The food court is top notch and everyone is friendly and helpful. 
  • We have attended the fair for most of our libes and each year the fair brings something old and something new. It certainly should rate a 5 stars, but the management is so money hungry they have taken...  more »