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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
You know where to go for a delightfully different, charmingly quirky, and instantly unforgettable off-beat adventure, but what if we told you a vision for more is in the works in your favorite Iowa city?