Altoona, Iowa sits at the crossroads of America's busiest Interstates. Altoona's business community is rapidly 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, enjoying a run or bike ride along scenic trails, or a quiet night out, Altoona has something for you! Prairie Meadows Casino and the Adventureland Theme Park have events throughout the summer for people of all ages. If the weather gets too hot, head on 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, Altoona is just a short drive from all that Des Moines has to offer.