Iowa may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19.

Find out moreOpens in new tab or window

AltoonaUnited States of America

Experience the casinos, horseback riding, and adventure in Altoona!

Discover the family-friendly city of Altoona—casinos, theme parks, and top sights from Adventureland to Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino.

Top Hotels in Altoona

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel
Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel
3.5 out of 5
1 Prairie Meadows Drive, Altoona, IA
The price is $89 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 28

Situated in Altoona, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino and 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Adventureland. Outlets of Des Moines is ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (762 reviews)

"They were very friendly!! Also they took great measures to be safe during this COVID-19 time! I felt safe staying here."…"

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2020

Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel
Hampton Inn & Suites Altoona - Des Moines
Hampton Inn & Suites Altoona - Des Moines
2.5 out of 5
215 Adventureland Drive NW, Altoona, IA
The price is $72 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 12

Situated in Altoona, this hotel is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino and 2 mi (3.3 km) from Adventureland. Outlets of Des Moines is 2.9 ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (280 reviews)

"Quick check in...clean rooms...staff was very friendly"…"

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites Altoona - Des Moines
La Quinta by Wyndham Altoona Des Moines
La Quinta by Wyndham Altoona Des Moines
2.5 out of 5
1785 11th Street NW, Altoona, IA
The price is $63 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 12

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino and Adventureland. Iowa State Fairgrounds and Greater Des ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (361 reviews)

"The place is clean and the room is always well prepared. Great place to stay."…"

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2020

La Quinta by Wyndham Altoona Des Moines

Vacation Rentals in Altoona

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Staybridge Suites Des Moines Downtown
Staybridge Suites Des Moines Downtown
3 out of 5
201 E. Locust Street, Des Moines, IA
The price is $118 per night from Oct 2 to Oct 3

Located in Historic East Village, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Iowa Events Center, Wells Fargo Arena, and Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden. ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (648 reviews)

"The property was a perfect and convenient location ! The man who takes care of all the things around the hotel was extremely nice and such a hard worker! Everyday we would see him loading boxes and painting the benches outside to make the property extra special!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

Staybridge Suites Des Moines Downtown
Staybridge Suites West Des Moines
Staybridge Suites West Des Moines
3 out of 5
6905 Lake Dr, West Des Moines, IA
The price is $104 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 2

Situated in the business district, this aparthotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from UnityPoint Health - Methodist West Hospital and 2 mi (3.3 km) from Jordan Creek Town ...

4.4/5Excellent! (274 reviews)

"Clean and good location in West Des Moines also family friendly"…"

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Staybridge Suites West Des Moines
Kasa Des Moines Downtown Apartments
Kasa Des Moines Downtown Apartments
4 out of 5
550 Watson Powell Junior Way, Des Moines, IA

Located in Downtown Des Moines, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Ruan Center, Wells Fargo Arena, and Iowa Events Center. Des Moines Civic ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)

"Spectacular stay! From the perfect location to the roominess and comfort, Kasa checked all the boxes! In the middle of a pandemic, it was great to be able to make our own food and even host a couple friends for dinner. This was an amazing stay and, We will be back!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2020

Kasa Des Moines Downtown Apartments

Popular places to visit in Altoona

Adventureland
Image for Adventureland

Adventureland

4/5(201 reviews)

Have a fun-filled day at Adventureland and find out why people love this amusement park in Altoona. Experience the area's great live music and lively festivals.

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden
Image for Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

4.5/5(115 reviews)

Experience the tropics in an indoor garden oasis nearly 100 years old alongside a meandering river in this Midwestern city.

Living History Farms
Image for Living History Farms

Living History Farms

4.5/5(63 reviews)

You can spend time browsing the exhibits at Living History Farms during your trip to Urbandale. Experience the area's lively festivals and great live music.

Iowa State Capitol Building
Image for Iowa State Capitol Building

Iowa State Capitol Building

4.5/5(194 reviews)

A city landmark, this interesting building showcases design and architectural features that created a grand impression in the late 1800s and still inspire today. 

Principal Park
Image for Principal Park

Principal Park

4.5/5(62 reviews)

Catch an event at Principal Park during your trip to Des Moines. Experience the area's acclaimed theater scene and great live music.

Des Moines Art Center
Image for Des Moines Art Center

Des Moines Art Center

4.5/5(76 reviews)

Spend time admiring the architectural lines of this art and education center before heading inside to view its outstanding collection.

Top things to do in Altoona

City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Iowa
Image for City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Iowa

City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Iowa

$10
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
3Quest Challenge Scavenger hunts of Iowa
Image for 3Quest Challenge Scavenger hunts of Iowa

3Quest Challenge Scavenger hunts of Iowa

$10
Per adult
Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Iowa
Image for Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Iowa

Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Iowa

$20
Per adult

Reviews of Altoona

4.2

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
105
5 - Excellent 34.42622950819672%
4 - Good
154
4 - Good 50.49180327868852%
3 - Okay
44
3 - Okay 14.426229508196721%
2 - Disappointing
2
2 - Disappointing 0.6557377049180327%
1 - Terrible
0
1 - Terrible 0%

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

May 20, 2020

No opinion. It was just on I-80 on my way back to Michigan. The only reason we stopped was to sleep overnight.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 11, 2020

Bass Pro Shop, Fishbowl Bowling, by Des Moines with more attractions

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 10, 2020

LOTS TO DO

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 7, 2020

Easy to get around. Alot of things to do.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 1, 2020

A nice place, good mall and Bas Pro more dining selections would be nice

4/5 - Good

Chris&Melissa

Feb 10, 2020

The Big Steer Restaurant is a must eat while your in the area.

Read travel guides and advice on visiting Altoona

Image for Ultimate Iowa State Fair

Ultimate Iowa State Fair

Ultimate Iowa State Fair
Image for Ultimate Iowa State Fair Travel Guide

Ultimate Iowa State Fair Travel Guide

Ultimate Iowa State Fair Travel Guide

Cities near Altoona

Des Moines showing a bridge, a skyscraper and a sunset

Des Moines