Originally Posted by Pandora06
Isn't their a movie about Adventure land?
That movie takes place at a fictional park based loosely on Kennywood, which is near Pittsburgh. Ours is a very real place. I worked there for a month after tenth grade.
Originally Posted by sirquack
The Iowa State fair is the 2nd largest in the USA, 2nd only to the Texas fair.
Okay, old post, but do you have a source for that? That might be right in terms of acreage, not sure, but while Texas is definitely the most-attended, Iowa is actually 7th. Number two is Minnesota. I know both Iowa's and Minnesota's very well, and I honestly have to say I like Minnesota's better. They both have that awesome classic state fair vibe, but MN has better food and a better midway, and it seems to take itself a little less seriously, which can be refreshing at such a huge event.
Here's my five in no particular order:
- Social Club/Civic Center/Stage West/Playhouse/other theatre
- Pappajohn Sculpture Garden
- Gray's Lake
- all kinds of delicious restaurants (we really do have surprisingly good food here)