Iowa State Fair Attractions

There is plenty of fun, excitement, and thrills to be found at the Iowa State Fair. From the new Thrill Parks to the classic Fair favorites like the Giant Slide and Ye Old Mill, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Construction began the fall of 2016 and will be completed by the 2017 Iowa State Fair.

Iowa State Fair Thrill Parks

From roller coasters to bumper cars and Ferris wheels, amusement park rides have been a staple at the Iowa State Fair. In 2017, the Iowa State Fair unveils Thrill Parks: Thrill Ville, Thrill Town and Thrill Zone!  The super spectacular ride areas on the Fairgrounds have received facelifts, but the most exciting part is they now offer wristbands in lieu of tickets!  Fairgoers can easily access rides and games simply by scanning a wristband. Wristbands can be ordered online at or at the Fair. Get your wristband today!

Thrill Ville

Buckle your seat belt for the newest, fastest and most thrilling amusement rides. Thrill Ville offers a clean and family friendly atmosphere, but focuses on the spectacular, jaw dropping and super-speed screams of the best of today’s rides. Thrill Ville is located between the Grandstand and Ye Old Mill.

Thrill Town

Little Fairgoers and their families will find loads of fun and stroller parking with the addition of Thrill Town. Thrill Town features kid friendly rides in a fun, clean and convenient location without having to navigate the larger Thrill Park areas. Thrill Town is located east of Gate 10 and directly north of the Richard O. Jacobson Exhibition Center Lawn.

Thrill Zone

Fairgoers seeking breathtaking, heart-stopping, hair-raising adventure will find it in the Thrill Zone. These unforgettable attractions will have you talking about the Iowa State Fair for months to come. Thrill Zone is located on the southwest corner of the Fairgrounds.


Thrill Parks goes digital!  Fairgoers can easily access rides and games simply by scanning their wristband.  Reloadable wristbands allow thrill seekers access to all the rides and games in Thrill Town and Thrill Ville with a quick scan of their wristband.  Guests can reload their wristbands anytime at one of the state-of-the art reload stations, at any of the Thrill Parks booths on the Fairgrounds or online.  Two advanced wristband offers are available pre-Fair but don’t worry if you miss the advanced wristband offers, you can still purchase your wristband at the Fair! 


Advanced wristbands are only available for purchase through August 9 until midnight.

» Unlimited Ride Wristband
($36 includes reloadable wristband)
Good for 1 day of unlimited rides Monday-Thursday until 9:00 p.m. in Thrill Town or Thrill Ville. Does not include games, but credits can be added at Thrill Park booths on the Fairgrounds. The wristband is reloadable after 9:00 p.m. for more rides and games. One wristband per fairgoer for rides in Thrill Ville or Thrill Town.


» Advanced Thrill Pass Wristband
($41 for 60 credits includes reloadable wristband)
Good any time of the Fair on any ride or game in Thrill Town and Thrill Ville. Wristband is reloadable at any Thrill Park booth at the Fair.


*Credits are interchangeable between rides and games
*All Thrill Zone rides are individually priced. Wristbands are not available or redeemable for rides in Thrill Zone.

*Purchase online a print-at-home or by mail (shipping and handling fees apply) an Advanced Thrill Pass voucher to be redeemed only at the Fair. Voucher redemption booths will be open 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and are located at the entrance of Thrill Town (across from Gate 10) or across from the entrance of Thrill Ville (Grand Ave. by the Pepsi Clock).  Vouchers will not be mailed after July 28, but will be available for print-at-home.  All advanced offers are also available at the Iowa State Fair Ticket Office July 5 through August 9, while supplies last.

fair time wristbands

» Thrill Pass Wristband
Good throughout Fair time on any ride or game in Thrill Town and Thrill Ville. Wristbands only are available for purchase and can be reloaded at Thrill Park booths at the Fair. Pricing for ride or game credits are as follows:

$20 for 25 credits*
$30 for 40 credits *
$1 for 1 credit*

* Upon initial purchase of a Thrill Pass Wristband a one-time $1.00 wristband fee is charged.