Parking / DART Park & Ride
Whether you park your vehicle in a lot on the Iowa State Fairgrounds or use the convenience of DART’s Park and Ride buses, once you arrive, "Nothing Compares" to the Iowa State Fair!
Three parking lots are available for Fair motorcycle and vehicle parking at $10 per vehicle: North, Sims and Northeast Lot. Bicycle parking is available inside Gate 10 for $2. Buses and drivers are admitted free.
DART Park & Ride
Show your advance admission ticket at one of DART’s three State Fair Park & Ride locations and receive half off the roundtrip fare. Parking is free at all locations.
Discounted prices are $1 for adults and 50 cents for children (ages 6-10), seniors (ages 65+) and disabled persons. Children 5 and under are free. Cash only; exact fare required.
Hop on the #1 Fairgrounds route for a quick, easy and direct trip to the Fair, or catch it from one of the three FREE Park & Ride locations:
· Center Street Park & Ride (7th and Center Street, enter on 7th Street)
· Southeast Polk School (N.E. 80th Street and Highway 163)
· State Capitol (East 12thStreet near the State Capitol bell)
The hours are 8:30 a.m. to midnight every day of the Fair at all Park & Ride locations. Call DART at 515.283.8100 for more details.