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Altoona overview

Altoona is a budget-friendly place unique for its amusement park and casinos. You'll enjoy the ample coffee and bar options, along with outdoor areas for horseback riding and walking. Take in some local culture at popular places like Science Center of Iowa and Des Moines Art Center. Make plans to visit the popular Adventureland and Iowa State Fairgrounds. If you're looking for a family- and business-friendly getaway, Altoona is for you.

Where to stay in Altoona

Altoona offers a wealth of accommodation options for business and leisure travelers alike. There are 117 hotels in the Altoona area and you can shop as many as 31 deals for rooms on, some with discounts of up to 42%.
  • • 40 2-star hotels with an average price of $51 per night
  • • 63 3-star hotels with an average price of $76 per night
  • • 11 4-star hotels with an average price of $103 per night

Here are the top hotels based on 16901 user reviews of Altoona hotels:
  • • Prairie Meadows Casino, Racetrack & Hotel (Altoona)
  • • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Altoona-Des Moines (Altoona)
  • • Adventureland Inn (Altoona)
  • • Best Western Plus Altoona Inn (Altoona)
  • • Comfort Inn (Altoona)

How to get to Altoona

Fly in to Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.), 12.3 mi (19.8 km) from downtown Altoona.

What to see around Altoona

Fun activities are on hand such as adventure tours, horseback riding, and horse racing, along with attractions such as:
  • • Sky Glider East
  • • Sky Glider West
  • • Wells Fargo Arena
  • • Veterans Memorial Auditorium
  • • Principal Park
Known for its amusement park, the area's family-friendly sights include:
  • • Adventureland
  • • Sleepy Hollow Sports Park
  • • Iowa State Fairgrounds
  • • The Wallace Centers of Iowa: Wallace House
  • • Better Homes and Gardens Test Garden
Some top sights in the area include:
  • • Iowa State Capitol Building
  • • Des Moines Botanical Center
  • • Science Center of Iowa
  • • Salisbury House
  • • Blank Park Zoo

When to visit Altoona

Wondering when's the best time to visit? Here are seasonal norms to help you plan your trip:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • • January-March: 56°F day, 11°F night
  • • April-June: 86°F day, 32°F night
  • • July-September: 87°F day, 45°F night
  • • October-December: 71°F day, 12°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • • January-March: 4.0 inches
  • • April-June: 13.7 inches
  • • July-September: 12.6 inches
  • • October-December: 5.7 inches