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 & 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 Fair admission ticket at one of DART’s three State Fair Park & Ride locations and receive half off the round-trip fare. Parking is free at all DART locations.
Discounted round-trip fares with advanced Fair admission tickets are $1 for adults and 50 cents for seniors (ages 65+), disabled persons, Medicare card holders and children (ages 6-10). Children ages 5 and under are free. Regular round-trip fares are $2 for adults and $1 for seniors (ages 65+), disabled persons, Medicare card holders and children (ages 6-10). All buses are wheelchair-accessible. Cash only; exact fare required.
DART offers three convenient Park & Ride locations where Fairgoers can park for free:
- 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 12th Street near the State Capitol bell
The hours are 8:30 a.m. to Midnight every day of the Fair at all Park & Ride locations with extended hours beginning at 6 a.m. on Opening Day, August 7. Call DART at 515.283.8100 for more details.