The Buzz: Spring Break in Altoona

the buzz spring break

Planning a spring break staycation? Coming into town with friends or family? Have a blast right here in Altoona. Check out our suggestions for events, activities, destinations, and other spring break-related happenings!

Altoona “Hot Spots”: Places to Do it All

Prairie Meadows and Adventureland Inn are the places to be if you’re looking for non-stop fun this spring break! Plus, they have deals and events that you won’t want to miss.

Prairie Meadows

Prairie Meadows has so much to offer for your spring break adventure in Altoona.

Visit their famous casino for 85,000 square feet of nonstop action! You’ll be met with all your favorite table games, slots, and exciting promos.

Be sure to catch FREE live music at the Finish Line Show Lounge Stage on Friday and Saturday nights! Rising country artist Ted Stockton will take the stage on March 19th, followed by the arena-style rock trio Kick on March 26th. Guests must be 21 or older to attend.

Hold on—there are even more jam sessions to enjoy! Prairie Meadows recently brought back Senior Tuesdays, with live music starting at 11 a.m. and adults aged 55+ receiving a discount at food outlets.

Don’t miss out on their dining deals, either! AJ’s Steakhouse runs a great special on Wednesdays, where you can get a delicious 3-course dinner for just $25. Plus, they’re featuring a new seafood entrée every Friday through April 14th. There’s simply so much to enjoy!

Want to stay close to the action the whole time? You’re in luck. You can get up to 25% off normal rates when you stay in their hotel on select dates through March 31st.

To check out these events, promos, and more, be sure to visit their website.

Adventureland Inn

If you’re searching for a place that offers constant family-friendly fun, look no further than Adventureland Inn! Kids and adults alike can find so much to do there.

Looking for an aquatic adventure? You’ve come to the right place. Adventureland Inn has 3 huge indoor pools, a swim-up bar, 2 relaxing hot tubs, and kids pools with shallow play areas!

When you’re done swimming, be sure to stop by their action-packed arcade! They have a near-endless selection of fun games and prizes.

The good times don’t stop there, though.

Check out their “Stay, Splash & Play” packages for irresistibly priced spring break fun! They start at $169 per night and include free parking, free Wi-Fi, a $25 gift card for the AdventureZone Arcade, and a $20 gift card for Spectators Sports Bar & Grill.

To learn more about Adventureland Inn and their spring break deals, be sure to visit their website!

Get Outside: Outdoor Recreation in Altoona

Altoona is one of Iowa’s best places to hike, bike, and explore.

If you’re looking to get out of the house this spring break, check out Altoona’s parks and trails map to see what we have to offer!

Whether you’re looking to bike dozens of miles, rollerblade from park to park, get out for a quick jog, or anything else—Altoona’s connection to the Central Iowa trail system creates so many ways for you to enjoy the outdoors.

Plus, Altoona is close to some of Iowa’s other famous outdoor destinations like Lake Red Rock and the Neil Smith Wildlife Refuge.

Shop ‘til You Drop: Visit Altoona’s Numerous Retail Destinations

If you want to find some great “shop-portunities” this spring break, Altoona is the place to be. We’ve got it all!

The Outlets of Des Moines

Shop your way through 50+ stores including Nike, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, and so many more at the Outlets of Des Moines. Buy the biggest names, right here in town!

The Midwest Local Vendors Market

The name says it all. Check out the Midwest Local Vendors Market for one-of-a-kind finds! This event will take place at the Outlets of Des Moines on March 12th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. If you’re in town that day, you won’t want to miss it!

Bass Pro Shops

Load up on outdoor gear, clothing, snacks, and pretty much anything else you can think of at Bass Pro Shops in Altoona!

This world-famous franchise is located a stone’s throw away from the Outlets of Des Moines and is just a short drive from Adventureland Resort and Prairie Meadows.

Don’t Forget the Details: Movies, Restaurants, & Hotels

Need a place to stay while you’re in town? Want some more dining and recreation suggestions? We’ve got you covered.

Catch a movie at Altoona’s Cinemark. Dine-in or get carry-out from one of the city’s many restaurants. And finally, check into one of our local hotels for some R&R after a fun-filled day.

We Can’t Wait to Have You In Town!

We’re so excited for all the Altoona spring break festivities to begin. Be sure to join us in the fun!