DART Park & Ride Buses Offer Convenience and Savings to Iowa State Fairgoers
Monday, July 28, 2014 Des Moines, IA
DART is offering Iowa State Fairgoers half-price savings and convenient service at three Park & Ride locations around the metro during this year’s Fair, set August 7-17.
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 roundtrip fares with advanced admission tickets are $1 for adults and 50 cents for the seniors (ages 65+), disabled persons, Medicare card holders and children (ages 6-10). Children ages 5 and younger ride for free. Regular roundtrip 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 fare only.
DART offers three convenient Park & Ride locations where Fairgoers can park for free:
- Center Street Park & Ride (7thand Center St., enter on 7thSt.)
- Southeast Polk Schools (N.E. 80thSt. and Highway 163)
- State Capitol (East 12thSt. 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 on Opening Day, August 7, starting at 6 a.m. Call DART at 515/283-8100 for more details.
Buses from Southeast Polk Schools will drop off and pick up Fairgoers on Dean Avenue south of the Swine Barn near Gate 8. Buses from the Center Street and State Capitol Park & Ride stops will continue to drop off and pick up Fairgoers near Gate 10.
Three parking lots are available for motorcycle or vehicle parking at $10 per vehicle. Bicycle parking is available inside Gate 10 for $2.
Fair advance admission tickets are on sale through August 6 while supplies last at participating Hy-Vee, Hy-Vee Drugstores, Dahl’s Food, Fareway stores and the State Fair Ticket Office, located on the Fairgrounds. Or, purchase your tickets online at iowastatefair.org and print them at home, fee-free.
DART Park & Ride service is sponsored by WHO-HD Channel 13.
About the Iowa State Fair
“Nothing Compares” to the 2014 Iowa State Fair, August 7-17. The Fairgrounds are located at East 30th and East University Avenue, just 10 minutes east of downtown Des Moines. Discounted gate admission tickets are on sale now through our convenient print at home ticket option at iowastatefair.org. For more information, call 800/545-FAIR or visit iowastatefair.org.