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DART State Fair Shuttle Information

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Information from DART about Iowa State Fair shuttle service:

"Nothing Compares" to the quick and easy bus service to the Iowa State Fair by the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority.

This year, all three of DART's Park & Rides will be open from 8:30 a.m. to midnight each day of the State Fair. This includes the Center Street Park & Ride, which was previously open only on Friday nights and weekends. Parking is free at all locations:

  •  State Capitol – Parking available at the East Grand and Penn parking ramp and any Capitol Complex visitor lot.
  •  Downtown Center Street Parking Garage – Pick up at 7th and Center.
  •  Southeast Polk School – Pick up at Northeast 80th Avenue and Highway 163.

In addition, customers can receive half off of their roundtrip fares at any of the three Park & and Ride locations simply by showing DART staff their advanced Iowa State Fair admission tickets, available online at www.iowastatefair.org/for‐visitors/buy‐tickets/. Discounted fares are $1 for adults and $0.50 for children ages 6 to 10, seniors who are at least 65 years old and people with disabilities. Regular fares are $2 and $1, respectively. Children 5 and younger ride for free.

Fairgoers from the Greater Des Moines area can avoid driving altogether by catching any of the local bus routes and connecting to Route 1 to the fairgrounds.

DART reminds fairgoers to always be aware their surroundings when traveling into and out of the fairgrounds to assure another safe and fun year at the Iowa State Fair.


For more information, call DART Customer Service at 515.283.8100.

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