Altoona, Iowa

Adventureland Campground

Altoona, Iowa



Altoona, Iowa
Phone: (515) 265-7321

Sites: 310
Recent Rate: $30 7/2015

Latitude: 41.6581253401918
Longitude: -93.4938804893494

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone yes
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

37 Reviews

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Armyret99

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed at Adventureland Park 1-2 July and 5-11 July. Unfortunately they were not able to accommodate us on the 3rd and 4th of July due to the fact that waited too long to make reservations. They discounted the nights we were there because they were not able to accommodate us those 2 days. We also had to leave early due to a family emergency. The refunded our money for the days that we left early. I have never seen a park do that. Now for the park. This is an old park and therefore has some minor issues. Some sites are not level. This is not a huge problem. You just need to level your rig. There are many permanent guests there that work for Adventureland. Again, this is not a problem. They are very friendly and helpful people. The shower buildings are older, but they are also exceptionally clean. Whoever designed this park knew how to layout a park. Even with circular loops, each space is basically a straight back in. If I wanted to complain about anything, it would be that the sewer hook up should be to the rear of the sites. You need a long hose to reach the sewer drain. That is also something that is not a huge issue. A great plus was they added two fantastic dog run areas while we were staying there. Our dogs were the first to enjoy these and they had a great time! We camped at Adventureland Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Adventureland RV Park is close to anything you could need. There is a Flying J right down the street for your RV needs. Great casino and thoroughbred track next door. Plenty of restaurants that feature a variety of local favorites.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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David Johnson

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Overall a pleasant stay. Clean park, excellent staff (the desk guy was awesome), and great location (we were there to go to Adventureland). Kids had a blast, and enjoyed the pool. Lots of grassy areas for playing, but also good paved roads for bikes and scooters.

My only complaints are the site layout, and the requirement to rent a fire pit per night. We had a 30 amp spot, which were all arranged in small circles. This made getting the camper in and out mildly difficult and annoying. Also, none of the sites have fire rings. You either have to bring your own, or rent one for $5/night.

We would stay there again, but only if we have reason to be in the area, as it is a long drive for us. We camped at Adventureland Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

When making reservations, tell them you need a 50-amp spot and bring a 50-to-30 amp adapter if your rig has a 30-amp plug. All the 50-amp spots are pull-through. Also be sure to bring an extension for your sewer hose, as the placement is weird.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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SWFlaPhaeton

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Large park with asphalt roads and pads. Entry to park very near to busy intersection making left turns into park hazardous. Most pads are very narrow and asphalt is cracked and uneven. Great park for pet owners, with lots of grassy areas, however, the grass is very infrequently mowed, so may be 12"-14" high. Site maintenance is severely lacking with muddy holes beside pads, little grass between some pads and very uneven pads. Lots of trees, multiple restroom/laundry sites. Was not willing to use the washing machines in the laundry as they all had a horrible odor. Motorhome owners would be well advised to unhitch the toad, then drive around and pick your own pull-through spot. Park caters to "workampers" who work next door at Adventureland, most of whom, are friendly good neighbors. Lots of families visit on the weekends for obvious reasons. Near to restaurants, grocery stores & Walmart. Casino & horse track a plus for some. From our experience, the park is a bit pricey given the maintenance issues. We camped at Adventureland Campground in a Motorhome.

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campiflo

Review Count: 138
States Visited: 41
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Part of the Adventureland Resort/Hotel/ Amusement Park complex. (Fun park is seasonal). RV park has all hard sites with grass "yards". Most sites have a fire ring, none have cable. Wi-Fi is LinknGo $ub$cription. Off-season and late arrivals must check in at the adjacent hotel. Geared for us to "bring the family and stay a week" but come-n-go overnighters are also welcome. Prairie Meadows Casino & Race Track is directly across the road. We camped at Adventureland Campground in a Motorhome.

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McNamara's Band

Review Count: 68
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $60.00
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Nice campground, just looks and feels old. Plenty of space between sites and is situated on a large parcel of land. Amusement park is within walking distance but they do provide trolley service. Pool is nice and open late. Camp store is limited. This campground could use a fenced in pet walk area. Price is just an estimate. I don't recall what I paid. We camped at Adventureland Campground in a Motorhome.

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Dieselpower

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground was part of the campus that is the amusement park in Altoona. After registering in a smallish staging area to register, there is a long, one-way, loop that takes you through the large park. The pull throughs were all taken, so we had no choice but to disconnect for the overnight stay. We circled more than 3 quarters of the loop before finding our lettered loop section. The 6-8 site loop was very tight for our big rig and several of the cars in the loop were parked partially in the paved drive, making it even more of a squeeze. Our site was level, but tight and short. We actually had to pull forward enough to keep the jacks on a solid surface, with 10 or more feet hanging over the wet sod in the rear. You are asked not to park on the grass, rather in front of your RV, however we would have blocked the circle impeding traffic. I had to pull the toad immediately alongside the living room slide being careful not to back over the very forward sewer drain. We half expected someone knocking on our door asking us to move, but no one did. The park seemed to have many seasonals throughout and some of the sites were quite cluttered with stuff that looked like it had been there a long time. It was just OK for us to overnight. There was a good choice of restaurants and a Flying J right in the immediate area. We would more than likely look for a better option if in the area again. We camped at Adventureland Campground in a Motorhome.

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franandken

Review Count: 93
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

We was here visiting friends in the area and attending the Iowa State Fair, that is the only reasons we would come to this park. Sites was tight and they have lots of extended stay. Really over priced! We camped at Adventureland Campground in a Motorhome.

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rurallady

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for five days while we were visiting friends who working at the amusement park. This is a noisy park due to being right next door to the amusement park. The shrieking of excited riders starts at 10 AM and ends anywhere between 9 & 10 PM. Sites were clean. The park is laid out almost in circular neighborhoods which make it feel less like a large city. We camped at Adventureland Campground in a Motorhome.

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d. orrell

Review Count: 29
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $39.00
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This is an old campground kept in nice shape. Sites are fairly level & far enough apart. Nice thing about campground is how close it is to amusement park & race track/casino. Easy on/off interstate. Laundry & showers old, but clean. We stayed on our way to & from Alaska in May & Sept. Wasn't very busy then, but probably full during the summer months. We'd stay again. We camped at Adventureland Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Travelfish

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an urban RV park located next to a casino/racetrack and a theme/water park. The park was really easy to find and well-signed. They have security at the gate and security drives around the park in golf carts to keep an eye on things. Nothing heavy, just nice friendly people who make sure the only people coming into the park have a legitimate reason to be there. Our daughter lives in Des Moines and came to visit us several times during our stay. She had no trouble getting in by providing our name and site number. This is a busy park and there are lots of kids here. The pool was often busy but we didn't take the time to use it. The park is nicely treed, with lots of green grass. The sites are a combination of pull-through and back-ins and despite the number, offer plenty of room. The only issue I had were with the water bugs or roaches depending on what you call them. I didn't notice them at our site until we were leaving and picking things up off the ground. We have since killed a two in our RV and I hate to say it but we will probably have to take the time to bug bomb because I'm not taking them home as a memento. The laundry room at the park was clean but the roaches were an issue there too. Whoever used the washer/dryers ahead of us probably didn't take the time to look inside the washers before using them because we found a number of dead and dried roaches in the lint catchers before we used the dryers. I had to go into the restroom to get some toilet paper to get the bugs out of the washer before using them. If we had known about them in advance, we would have sprayed the RV legs when we were setting up. The bugs were the worst thing about our stay. We camped at Adventureland Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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janchuckscw

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is showing its age. Restrooms need updating. You have to pay for Wi-Fi, and there is no cable TV. So the $35 is a little steep for what you get or don't get. Many of the sites are taken by workcampers who work in the Adventureland park. Recommend you make a reservation if you plan on stopping here in June, July, or August. We camped at Adventureland Campground in a Motorhome.

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nebraskacamper

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Very good park. Really liked there was a trolley to Adventureland. Family took very convenient trolley, and I had use of car for other activities. It rained very heavy both nights (tornado sirens one night!). Water pooled by trailer, but was gone by 9:00 am, so not bad considering amount of rain. Only one negative - sewer was at front of sight and everyone knows the sewer is at BACK of trailer. Neighbors went to store to buy extensions (very long extensions and expensive). As I was only staying 2 nights, I stowed sewerage and dumped when I pulled trailer forward at end of 2-day stay. Good pool. You will enjoy the campground. Definitely would recommend. We camped at Adventureland Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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capl

Review Count: 95
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $35.00
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Easy access from I-80. Interior roads are easy. Fair amount of space between sites. A lot of seasonal units. Long pull throughs. Grounds are kept up, however, roads and pads are sinking with age, making leveling a little more difficult. Some large puddles with heavy rain. Electric hook ups could use updating. A good overnight stop or if staying a few days. Casino across the street. Wal-mart about 1 mile away. We camped at Adventureland Campground in a Motorhome.

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Dippers

Review Count: 80
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $35.00
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The park has nice pull throughs for big rigs. Everything is paved with full hook-ups and 50 amp. One complaint is that the pavement is starting to need repair. Part of our site was caving in so it was not very level. We had heavy rains every night and our sewer connection was underwater the entire time due to poor drainage. The back in campsites are in small cul-de-sacs. Most will not work for a larger RV, so keep that in mind when making reservations. The restrooms were clean but very dated. We would recommend this park and would stay here again. We camped at Adventureland Campground in a Motorhome.

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darby

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Very clean everything at this park, with very friendly staff and security. Restrooms and showers were very clean. We camped at Adventureland Campground in a Motorhome.

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