Thursday, May 6, 2010

Amusement Parks in Iowa...aka NONE

So here goes me trying to list off the amusement parks in Iowa that I know of:

-Lost Island (it's a waterpark I guess)
-Grand Harbor (again, waterpark)
And yep that's pretty much it. Don't get me wrong, a day at Adventureland is quite entertaining, but it's just not anything like Six Flags or Disney World. I wish we lived in a little cooler state. When people think of Iowa they think of farming and animals, when that is not what it's about at all. We lived in a well developed city and only in the country is where you can find people farming in their backyards. I guess we associate states and other countries for what they are best known by when you learn the states only in grade school. Then your imagination develops and you get a bigger picture of what you think these states should look like when you arrive there. There are some cool things to do here and it's not like we get bored in little ol' Iowa, but I just wish there were something more exciting to do here rather then having to spend a bunch of money just to get to the place where there is something exciting to do.

Waterparks here are always fun on a hot day, but it's not like they can stay open year round because it gets a little chilly here sometimes. Lost Island isn't anything like the Wisconsin Dells, which by the way I would love to go there someday. I've never been skiing either, I don't even know if we have that opportunity here in Iowa? But anyhow, I just wish there were some better things here. I guess I've said that a bunch of times now but now that I'm thinking about it, it's really angering me why there aren't more exciting things to do here! We go on vacation and see all these cool restaurants, malls, entertainment. How come that is not in Iowa? Eh. Whatever, it's not like I'm going to start building a new Disney World here!
This is about as cool as the rollercoaster's get at Adventureland and there are only three of yeah. My point exactly.

That's all for now my fellow bloggers.

1 comment:

  1. Mind Body&Sohl -

    I can empathize with your feelings about Iowa. As a native Iowan I know that we are not known for being an amazing travel destination, nor are we a fashion or pop culture capitol. But just like everywhere else, we do have things to offer visitors. We host RAGBRAI, the longest running cross-country bicycle ride in the WORLD every year which draws tens of thousands of riders from across the globe. There are dozens of wineries throughout the state - with more opening all the time. For malls, you can visit Jordan Creek in Des Moines for shopping that rivals anything in bordering states. If you enjoy gambling, there are a number of casinos throughout the state offering one-of-a-kind entertainment and dining experiences. Although not the Alps or the Rockies, we do offer snow skiing opportunities as well in Dubuque and Des Moines.

    You mentioned that you come from a larger metropolitan area, and you wished there was more to "do" in Iowa. We said that same thing when we decided to build Lost Island Waterpark. I will admit that we are not the Wisconsin Dells, but we do offer shorter lines, cheaper prices, and the same attractions without driving far away.

    You guessed that Lost Island was a waterpark. I would like to prove to you that we are. Please contact me at for a complimentary pair of tickets to visit us during our 10th anniversary this summer. And try to be a little more proud of the good things Iowa has to offer ;)