The best Friday nights are a mix of big, awesome moments and quiet, low-key ones.

In Altoona, our town strikes just the right harmony of big fun and chill vibes. Go all in at Prairie Meadows Casino Racetrack Hotel. Enjoy a juicy burger and a craft beer at Burger Shed. And then, it’s up to you. A movie? A concert? A brewery? In Altoona, we help you get the night rolling—you decide where it goes from there.

Can’t miss experiences

Cinemark Altoona and XD

Experience the latest films in comfort with stadium seats, multiple screens and self-service ticketing kiosks.

Prairie Meadows Casino Racetrack Hotel

Outstanding entertainment offerings have made Prairie Meadows the No. 1 entertainment destination in Iowa. Prairie Meadows offers nonstop casino action, live and simulcast horse racing, sports wagering, big-name entertainment, local and regional musical acts, and full-service dining amenities. Additionally, Prairie Meadows provides guests with a convenient, comfortable place to stay.

Best Bites of Steak in Altoona

The steaks are high. From the paradigm-shifting prime rib of the Big Steer to a steak with flavor “so good it makes your tongue slap your brain out,” the best steaks in the world are right here in Altoona. Read more.