The best part of any vacation is when you stumble upon something so cool and unexpected that you think: “Where has this been all my life?” 

Altoona is a community that’s meant to be explored. When you visit, maybe you’ll find your new favorite boutique shop, or a bike trail that leads to breweries all over central Iowa, or a playground with a rocket ship, or a roller coaster that’s more upside-down than right side up, or… well, you’ll just have to come see for yourself. Here, there’s a hidden gem for everyone.