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!
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.
Bells ringing, carnival-style music playing, gold virtual coins flying. Slot machines at Prairie Meadows Casino Racetrack Hotel range from state-of-the-art graphics and touch screens to traditional classic reels with pull levers. No matter the game style, slots are hot at Prairie Meadows.
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.
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.
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?
This week, we joined Steve Moyna and CJ Sherzan of Elder Corp at Brightside Aleworks, a popular craft brewery at the heart of Altoona, Iowa. The brewery offers everything from milk stouts and kettle sours, to tropical hops and luscious haze.
This week, we swung by Brightside Aleworks in Altoona, IA, and met with Andrew Frana, who co-founded the brewery with his wife, Molly, in 2014.
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.