Altoona Vacation Packages
If you are staying in the area, be sure to spend a little time taking in colorful neighborhoods like Des Moines, Ankeny and Pleasant Hill.
Altoona offers some interesting museums and theaters nearby that allow visitors to really get a feel for the area. There are many excellent destinations where you can spend an afternoon such as the Science Center of Iowa and the State Historical Society of Iowa Museum. Book in for a spectacular show at the Simon Estes Riverfront Amphitheater.
To surround yourself with nature, visit some of the nearby green spaces. These are good spots to breathe deeply and relax. There are some nice family parks, so why don’t you go out and enjoy the Des Moines Botanical Center.
An important part of Des Moines’s sporting and cultural landscape is Wells Fargo Arena, which is home to the Iowa Wild ice hockey team in winter and the Iowa Barnstormers indoor football team in summer. If you'd prefer to see a touring pop or rock act, check the stadium’s website for ticketing information.
Finding somewhere suitable to stay around the Altoona area couldn’t be easier. The Hotel Fort Des Moines, the Marriott Des Moines and the Holiday Inn Downtown - Mercy Area are just some of the many great places to stay around here.