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!
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!
Come out to Prairie Meadows and indulge with a sweet treat. We have plenty of options this holiday season to warm your taste buds. Take a peek!
In this week’s Off the Menu, Steve and CJ from Elder Corporation visit the famous Jethro’s ‘n Jakes Smokehouse Steaks in Altoona, Iowa, where they sample some of the restaurant’s award-winning dishes. The pair even gets to try Jethro’s cold-smoked NY Strip. Check it out!
Executive Chef Carl Eskridge has been leading the culinary team at Prairie Meadows for nearly two years. He shares with us his personal inspiration, favorite meals, wine pairings, and even some cooking tips.
Claxon’s Smokehouse in Altoona is an old-school barbecue joint with a firetruck out front, an Oklahoma Joe’s® smoker out back, and an oakwood grill in the pit. And while the restaurant itself is a sight to behold, the meat is the true star of the show.
You know what’s really scary? Snow in October. Yeah. But hey, just because the weather’s being Midwestern doesn’t mean you have to stay cooped up inside. Here are some of the awesome things happening around Altoona over the next week or so.