DART Park & Ride buses offer rides to Iowa State Fair

Staff Writer
Story City Herald

DART is offering Iowa State Fairgoers half-price savings and convenient service at three Park & Ride locations around the metro area during this year’s Fair, August 11-21.

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 Park & Ride locations. Discounted round-trip fares with advanced Fair admission tickets are $1 for adults and 50 cents for adults 65+ , people with disabilities, Medicare card holders and children (ages 6-10). Children ages 5 and under are free. Cash only; exact fare appreciated. Regular round-trip fares are $2 for adults and $1 for seniors (ages 65+), people with disabilities, Medicare card holders and children (ages 6-10).

DART offers three convenient Park & Ride locations where Fairgoers can park for free:

• Center Street Park & Ride (7th and Center St. Pick up on corner of 6th Ave and Center Street)

• Southeast Polk High School (N.E. 80th St. and Highway 163)

• State Capitol (East 12th St. East of State Capitol Building)

The hours are 8:30 a.m. to midnight every day of the Fair at all Park & Ride locations. Contact DART at 515/283-8100 or dart@ridedart.com for more details.

Buses from Southeast Polk High School 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 at the Iowa State Fair for motorcycle or vehicle parking at $10 per vehicle. Bicycle parking is available inside Gate 10 for $2.