Experimental, charming, delicious and just a little off-beat. Fireside is, without a doubt, one of those quintessentially “Altoona” places that you have to hit the next time you’re in town. Click here to find out why!
Adventureland is at the heart of Altoona’s shopping and entertainment district, with destinations like Prairie Meadows and the indoor-outdoor shopping mall Outlets of Des Moines right down the street, as well as an amazing local restaurant scene and beautiful parks to explore.
While the Des Moines St. Patrick’s Day Parade is canceled this year—along with many other local events due to COVID-19—there are still plenty of ways for you and your family to celebrate all things Irish in Altoona, Iowa!
Located at the heart of Altoona’s entertainment district, the brand-new Hyatt Place Altoona/Des Moines has everything going for it: a gorgeous lakeside view; restaurants, shopping and entertainment right outside the door; a quick drive to downtown Des Moines; a hotel bar and Starbucks coffee; and beautiful, fully equipped event/meeting spaces. Book today!
Planning a special Valentine’s celebration can be daunting. Where to eat, what gifts to give, what to do for entertainment – it all gets overwhelming. Well, Altoona has an amazing place that checks all of those boxes for you on Valentine’s Day. Prairie Meadows Casino Racetrack Hotel has some great offers to make your sweetheart swoon.
While some have always preferred to stay home for Valentine’s Day, many more of us will be joining their ranks this year. The good news? Celebrating at home can be just as much fun as going out—or even more. There’s less stress, it’s more intimate, and planning the evening yourself is part of the fun!
In a season when most of us are stuck inside, winter cycling is a great way to get out and explore the community. To help you get started, we sat down with Altoona resident Doug McCloskey—a member of the Altoona Road Riders bike club, who has been riding for 25 years—to learn his top tips for winter cycling.
Known for providing exciting entertainment for weekend getaways, a stay for business trips or a tasty dining experience at their restaurant, AJ’s Steakhouse, Prairie Meadows is also a big proponent of giving back to their surrounding communities.
On a snowy winter evening, the Visit Altoona team hopped in the car, grabbed some peppermint cocoa and drove through the famous Jolly Holiday Lights—open now through January 3rd at Adventureland.
Fabrics & Fun in Altoona has a little bit of everything for the sewist or crafter in your life. Visit the shop today, and you’ll find an extensive variety of fabrics, ranging from quilting cotton (in numerous colors and prints) to apparel and utility fabrics.