Mayor Dean Breaks Down His 3 Favorite Altoona Parks

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.

Altoona Weekend Roundup: Aug. 21-23

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.

At Prairie Meadows, Service Is At Your Fingertips

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.

3 Ways to Celebrate Peak Summer this Weekend in Altoona

Peak summer is a precious time in the Midwest. In a place where more than half the year is sweater weather and 35 degrees is considered borderline shorts temperature, a day that’s actually warm enough to melt an ice cream cone is a rare and magical thing.