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Principal Park

1 Line Dr, Des Moines, IA 50309-4640
+1 515-243-6111
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One of the best minor-league experiences in the Midwest

Principal Park is fantastic. Besides the stunning evening views of the Des Moines skyline beyond... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Joshua S
Grimes, Iowa
Friendly Downtown Ballpark

We spent the evening at an Iowa Cubs game while visiting famiy in Iowa. Lots of concessions and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Saint Louis, Missouri
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  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1 Line Dr, Des Moines, IA 50309-4640
+1 515-243-6111
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Principal Park is fantastic. Besides the stunning evening views of the Des Moines skyline beyond the outfield walls and the family-friendly atmosphere, getting to watch the top prospects (and the Chicago Cubs stars sent down to rehab) of the Lovable Losers is enjoyable. While the...More

Thank Joshua S
Reviewed 5 days ago

We spent the evening at an Iowa Cubs game while visiting famiy in Iowa. Lots of concessions and variety. All seats are close to the field being AAA. Parking was tight so get there early if driving as it gets congested with rivers blocking two...More

Thank Wanderer38N90W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a nice experience my wife and I enjoyed. We went to two games over the holiday weekend and enjoyed Principal Park as well as the Iowa Cubs. Game 1 we sat 1 row behind the visitor's dugout so as close to the field as...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Iowa Cubs do a great job for the fans who come to Principal Park. The staff is very good at directing and letting people park. Tailgating is allowed here it appears so that is always a good thing for fans. The ball park itself...More

Thank Dave F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place, prices for games. Though it is warm on the 1st base side with the sun blaring down on you. Good activity for the family.

Thank davidjensen399
Reviewed 1 week ago

WOW, the sun really bears down the 1st base stands during a day game, so bring your sunglasses, sunscreen and water bottle, which you can fill at coolers along the procession. Take a break and visit the fountain in right field!

Thank busy_traveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended a Friday night game where the Iowa Cubs played Omaha. The stadium was packed and full of anxious fans for the game to start, and they stayed energized the entire game. The park is set up quite nicely, although the parking situation could...More

Thank Anthony J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Park was very nice. Parking situation was not great but overall a good time. Would go back again. Missed Schwarber by two games.

Thank gduffie
Reviewed 7 June 2017

I went here to watch a game between the Cubs and the New Orleans team. Yeah, NO won, but how sad to have a city like New Orleans and be stuck in the minor leagues?!

Thank Viking94708
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Great place to go for a day game or a night game. Easy access to everything in the park and a good variety of food for kids and adults. Highly recommend a night game with fireworks!

Thank Andy F
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17 July 2017|
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Response from Dave F | Reviewed this property |
Kinda like the others, the sun can be a detriment for a while but once it goes under the building it is absolutely very nice for seeing the field.
Rob M
22 April 2017|
Response from drdeputy | Reviewed this property |
My experience is that except for around July 4th, there are almost always decent tickets available on short notice, the fewer seats you need the better. Yes, rain can be an issue. If it happens to be a sunny day, I'd... More
28 June 2016|
Response from IowaDisneyMom | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry that I did not see this before your travel date. I hope your parking worked out.