Located just to the east of Des Moines, this site was originally the Des Moines airport. In 1974, the land was turned into an amusement park. Its opening was delayed several months because the park was damaged by a tornado right before it was scheduled to open for the first time. Today the park has over 100 rides and attractions spread over its 180 acres. Adventureland is owned by Adventure Lands of America, Inc.
Two coasters have been built here since my last visit. Monster opened in 2016 and is a Gerstlauer Infinity Coaster with a 101° drop and five inversions. Phoenix was built in 2019 and is a spinning coaster built by Maurer Rides. Three coasters have left the park:
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