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Principal Park

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Address: 1 Line Dr, Des Moines, IA 50309-4640
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great way to waste a day.

Go several times every year and have been for 35 years. Really nice park with some family friendly features. Water fountain for kids to splash around on a hot day, picnic tables... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Warren J
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Go several times every year and have been for 35 years. Really nice park with some family friendly features. Water fountain for kids to splash around on a hot day, picnic tables to make it easier to eat with kids. Of course, food and drinks are too expensive, quality is sub par, so they should allow food trucks pre game... More 

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Thank Warren J
Norwalk, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Many a great ball players came through here! The majority of the current world champions played here and for many of them it's been real recent!

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Thank olebuck1923
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Principal Park is home to the Iowa Cubs and the players and club make a night at park a great experience. Whether you go out with friends to enjoy the game or you are out with the family, Principal Park is always a great experience.

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Altoona, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I go to as many Iowa Cubs baseball games as possible. There are fireworks after the games on some nights. You can look out over centerfield and see the lighted State Capitol and the flowing Des Moines River. The Principal Park has been remodeled and it has great seating. The beer and food are expensive but the tickets to get... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Best place to see Chicago Cubs in rehab or waiting for the call to the big show. Great ballpark and Clark makes his rounds during the game to all parts of the game. Tickets are great prices.

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Thank cdalaska
Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

We have attended several games here and always have a good experience. The kids love to run thru the fountain on hot summer days.

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Thank JenH_10
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

My family go tickets for an Iowa Cubs game we had a horrible time there was wasps all over the place! My mother is allergic. We left halfway though the game.

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Thank Abigail M
Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

You cant beat Principal Park for enjoying a baseball game. Whether you're a casual fan, or serious about the game, you'll find something to love! Parking is easy, drink and food options are plentiful, and the product is great. You can't beat the location or the view of the capitol building. Also, easy access to many downtown bars and restaurants.... More 

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Thank Chuck H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Had a Fabulous first experience at Principle park on Friday 9-2! Easy parking and drop off, easy and fast lines to get in. This is a well designed baseball park that gives fans an intimate experience, wherever your seat is located. Wonderful Fireworks after the game was a bonus, adding to the festive and friendly atmosphere.

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Thank Paul S
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

As with a lot of minor league parks, it's a fun time. You can get a lot closer to the action for a lot less money. Plus, the park is very close to downtown - we walked there along the river trail, so no need for a car.

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