We are planning a trip to the western and upper midwest in early June. Are definitely going to go to Worlds of Fun and ValleyFair. Have planned on going to Adventureland in transit from Missouri to Minnesota. Arnold's Park has began to look more and more intriquing to me. For those of you who have been, is it worth the rather lengthy detour to go to Arnold's Park from Des Moines. There doesn't appear to be any easy way to get there. I really love the small traditional parks, ala Americana and Indiana Beach and Arnolds Parks appears to have the same appeal.
Thanks for any direction and take it easy,
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I am originally from the Sioux Falls, SD area. There is no good way to get to the Okoboji area. If you are going to WOF in KC you could take I-29 to Sioux City, IA. Get on highway 75 and that would get you closest but that's really out of the way. I would go to Des Moines and go to Adventureland. I lived there for a while. Plus AL is only a 5 minute drive off I-35. Just some advice from someone who lived all over the upper midwest. I've never been to AP but it is very, very small from my understanding.
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Dale, We are doing a simular trip after Timbersfest we are driving down to Chicago for SFGAM then Adventureland, WOF, SFSTL and back to either HW or IB.
Chuck, who says this trip starts june 14th
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Arnolds Park:You might not think of northern Iowa as a resort area, but Lake Okoboji and three small towns make this a nice little area. And it's also in this area that you'll find Arnolds Park. The gondola wheel offers a wonderful view of the lake, and just a few feet away is the legendary... Legend. A very nice wooden coaster that offers plenty of airtime as it zips you around most of the park. There's a Toboggan coaster and a kiddie coaster and lost of room for the park to expand. It does look like the main focus is rides for kids, but we've all got a little bit of that in us anyway. The Tilted House could use some work. I've seen it done very nicely with props and a host who takes you through, telling a story along the way. The way it is now, kids just run through it. A magic show would be a nice addition too, especially for the beautiful newer area toward the rear of the park.
Adventureland:The best coaster here is The Outlaw, a very nice wooden coaster with plenty of punch. They also have The Tornado (wooden), The Dragon (steel looping), and a steel zyklon coaster. The newest ride is The Underground, which is very well-themed on the inside. The shows are really starting to improve in this park. They have a very polished magic act and a great comical western "showdown" near The Outlaw coaster. The Rootin' Tootin' Wild West Review still needs some work, but it wasn't bad.
Big Chief Karts and Coasters is as much out of your way as Arnolds Park, so why don't you go there instead?
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