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Altoona overview

Altoona is a family-friendly place distinct for its casinos and theme park. Simply book an excursion to enjoy your stay a little more. Top attractions in Altoona include Adventureland. Popular sights in the surrounding area include Iowa State Fairgrounds and Iowa State Capitol Building.

Where to stay in Altoona

Whether traveling for business or pleasure, Altoona can accommodate you. There are 11 hotels in Altoona and you can shop as many as 394 deals for rooms on, some with discounts of up to 52%. We have room prices as low as 38 USD per night and below you'll find the number of hotels by star rating in Altoona as well as in the surrounding area:
  • • 10 4-star hotels from 92 USD per night
  • • 82 3-star hotels from 71 USD per night
  • • 32 2-star hotels from 46 USD per night

How to get to Altoona

Fly into Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.), 12.3 mi (19.9 km) from the heart of 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
For those looking for a souvenir or simply window-shopping, here are some favorite shopping areas to visit:
  • • Southridge Mall
  • • Merle Hay Mall
  • • Valley West Mall
Here are some top sights in the surrounding area:
  • • Iowa State Fairgrounds (5.7 mi/9.2 km from the city center)
  • • Iowa State Capitol Building (8.3 mi/13.3 km from the city center)
  • • Des Moines Botanical Center (8.6 mi/13.9 km from the city center)
  • • Science Center of Iowa (9.2 mi/14.9 km from the city center)

When to visit Altoona

Wondering what time of year to travel or what you should pack? Here are some seasonal norms to help you with your planning:

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: 4.09 inches
  • • April-June: 13.74 inches
  • • July-September: 12.60 inches
  • • October-December: 5.75 inches