Altoona’s New Hyatt is Perfect for Your Next Event or Getaway

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!

Have you made your Valentine’s Day plans?

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.

Valentine’s Day at Home? These 5 Local Businesses Have You Covered.

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!

Jethro’s in Altoona offers a fresh take on steak

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!

Claxon’s Pitmaster Dishes Out Juicy BBQ Secrets

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.