There’s a scene in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe in which Lucy, the young heroine, steps into the eponymous wardrobe and is instantly whisked away to Narnia, a…
There’s something magical about the moment when the waiter arrives at your table with a sizzling steak cooked just right and a perfectly concocted martini.
Altoona has always been known to throw an unequivocally rockin’ July 4th weekend, with outdoor concerts, festivals, horseracing, free family-friendly fun, a ton of awesome restaurants and bars, shopping, roller coasters, and not one but TWO nights of fireworks.
So, how much do you know about horses? Today, we’re sharing some interesting facts to pique your interest and get you excited about attending a live horse race at Prairie Meadows this summer.
This weekend, a local Shiba Inu took her owners on a spin through Altoona to sniff out the best doggie destinations in town! They explored a dog-friendly hotel, a pooch-approved bakery and a dog park with an obstacle course and a fire hydrant—the perfect place for a pit stop. Grab a leash and explore Altoona today!
Looking for some outdoor entertainment that’s free and family-friendly? Prairie Meadows has just what you’re looking for: Live horseracing! (Cue the William Tell Overture). Every Friday through Monday, Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel features FREE live racing.
For those who don’t know, the Café is a casual dining spot located on Level 1 of Prairie Meadows, near the hotel entrance. Open 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesdays through Sundays, it’s a go-to spot for breakfast, lunch or a quick snack. To celebrate the reopening of the Café at the Meadows, we’re counting down five of our absolute favorite entrees!
On May 20th-23rd, the world’s best skateboarders will roll, flip, grind, switch, slide and ollie their way into Des Moines, along with thousands of spectators, for Dew Tour 2021. If you plan on heading to Des Moines, you’ll need to find a place to stay—and you’ll want to hurry. Hotel rooms are going faster than Tony Hawk on a halfpipe. Fortunately for you, we already found the best place to stay in the Des Moines area: Altoona!
After being closed for more than a year, Prairie Meadows’ casual-dining restaurant, Café at the Meadows, has reopened. This local favorite is serving up breakfast classics, along with a variety of first-rate burgers, sandwiches and salads.
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!