From Prairie Meadows Race Track and Casino to Adventureland, Altoona Iowa is the place to be. Altoona is located just east of Des Moines, 20 minutes from the Des Moines Airport. It is a large city with a vast array of things to do, including eight parks, a golf course, tennis courts, and bike trails.
Altoona Aquatics Park has a zero-depth entry, play features, water slides, diving boards, spray features, a sand area, and a six-lane lap pool. The Skate Park offers a variety of obstacles such as the cloverleaf, taco, and half-pike. Altoona also maintains 17 miles of bike trails throughout the community, so it is possible to bike to the store, attractions, parks, and to work. Altoona also has tennis courts, a golf course, and a community center with racquetball courts and a pool.
From large stores — such as Lowe’s, Target, and Wal-Mart — to small businesses, residents of Altoona enjoy several shopping options. With excellent schools and plenty to do, Altoona is a great community in the heart of Iowa.