Altoona, Iowa sits at the crossroads of America's busiest Interstates. Altoona's business community is progressively growing, while staying rooted in small town traditions that make the city a great place to live, work and play.
Whether you're looking for a gourmet dinner, an exciting horse race, an enjoying run or bike ride along scenic trails, or a quiet night out, Altoona has something for you!
Prairie Meadows , Bass Pro Shops , and the Adventureland Theme Park all have events throughout the summer for people of all ages. If the weather gets too hot, head over to the Altoona Aquatics Center where you can zoom down water slides, take a leap off of a diving board or get your exercise in the lap lanes. There's also a wide assortment of restaurants to satisfy anyone's palate! At the end of the summer, be sure to check out AltoonaPalooza that boasts car/motorcycle shows, kids games and inflatables, wine and craft beer tastings, live music from some of Iowa's new bands to local fan favorites and a kickball, mud volleyball and softball tournament. Finally, keep October open for the Taste of Altoona, where you can enjoy a 3 hour all-you- can eat feast from Altoona area restaurants.
If that's not enough, just a short drive from Altoona can bring you to all of Des Moines' featured destinations, such as Blank Park Zoo , the Iowa Cubs , the Science Center of Iowa , the Des Moines Arts Festival and the Des Moines Farmers Market . To find out more about what Altoona has to offer and the lastest events and happenings around town, visit the Altoona City Councils website or the City of Altoona's website . Be sure to also check out the Catch Des Moines website, which includes events and entertainment around Altoona and the Des Moines Metro area.