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 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.
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.
For the past 25 years, driving through the stunning light displays of Jolly Holiday Lights has been a tradition for thousands of families. Now, the beloved event is back at Adventureland in Altoona, and it’s bigger and brighter than ever.
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.
Altoona, Iowa is known for our quirky charm, delicious dining, cozy fall shopping and high-stakes entertainment. But here’s a not-so-secret secret: Some of the greatest destinations in Altoona cost $0.00 and come with complementary monkey bars and sledding hills.
From giant pumpkins and toasty deals, to live horseracing and seafood feasts, these are the top things to do this weekend in Altoona, Iowa.
Give it a few weeks, and we’ll be breaking out the flannel and earmuffs, clutching our pumpkin spice lattes around the fire and streaming The Nightmare Before Christmas on repeat. In the meantime, we have to soak up every minute of summer.
Technology is all around us. From Siri to Alexa to app controlled thermostats, lights, and door locks, our lives depend on the ease and safety of these hi-tech devices. At Prairie Meadows, new technology has been introduced to make the guest experience even more streamlined and enjoyable.