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Arnolds Park Amusement Park

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Address: 37 Lake Street, Arnolds Park, IA 51331-4501
Phone Number:
17123322183
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Historic Amusement Park and Museum. Celebrated over 125 years of...

Historic Amusement Park and Museum. Celebrated over 125 years of operations.

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We love going to Okoboji every summer. We enjoy our time at Arnold's Park. When my daughters were younger, we bought season passes and enjoyed going on rides with them, playing... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2016
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Iowa City, Iowa
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

We came here as a family toward the end of August. We had a GREAT time! The lines were extremely minimal and my children were able to get right back on the ride of their choice and many times, they didn't even have to leave their seat for awhile. The log ride and the roller coaster were huge hits! We... More 

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Ankeny, Iowa
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368 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

It is a very old amusement park with old equipment. But, it was still open last summer and it was busy at night when the weather was warm. I was there and I rode on a couple of the easier rides. There is a small Ferris wheel and a roller coaster and some other kids rides. I did not have... More 

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Thank david_hance_iowa
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

We love going to Okoboji every summer. We enjoy our time at Arnold's Park. When my daughters were younger, we bought season passes and enjoyed going on rides with them, playing games and eating and shopping in all the neat little stores. You don't need a pass to get into the park, anybody can walk through. If you find a... More 

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Muscat, Oman
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Its a nice park, with a huge open area to stroll around or choose your favourite rides. The lake provides a nice view for photographers - dont forget to take your camera if you are a photography enthusiast. You can opt for a water-ride as well. The anti-gravity ride is not to be missed ! Good fun !

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Thank SUBHANKAR B
Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Arnolds Park has been here for over 30 years and it never gets old coming to it. It isn't like our Valley Fair in Minnesota but it fits in with the location and it is free except the rides. Love the carousel. Great addition is the race cars and the mini golf. The cruise boats are near by, restaurants, shops,... More 

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Omaha, Arkansas
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great place for families. Has an amazing old Woden roller coaster, a kiddie coaster, and a log ride. Not to big and not to small. Very safe and no cost to enter unless your riding the rides.

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Thank Alison K
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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60 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Had an enjoyable visit to Arnolds Park back in July. While the park is mostly oriented toward families with children, people of all ages can have fun here. Their wooden coaster "The Legend" is the best ride in the park, though the other rides are also rather fun. The park is free admission/pay-per-ride, so anyone can go into to the... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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75 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

My family has been going to Arnold's Park almost annually for years. Quaint and historic. Rides for all ages. There are see carnival games and a small eatery. You pay for the rides but can go in free if you don't want to ride. The lake view is gorgeous and there are plenty of things to do within walking distance... More 

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Big Lake, MN
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We had a great time with our teens. Fun location. We did the family of 4 pkg, I feel it was worth the price.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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180 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

A compact amusement park that is great for families, especially with young children. They still use a wooden roller coaster and offer other classic rides. Food and shopping very close-by. Parking is free.

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