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Nearby recommended attractions:

Capitol Building
Capitol Building(Des Moines)
Attraction type: Government Buildings
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Iowa State Fairgrounds
Iowa State Fairgrounds(Des Moines)
Owner description: The internationally acclaimed Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the... more Owner description: The internationally acclaimed Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Annually attracting more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines is Iowa’s great celebration, a salute to the state’s best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement. It is the true heartbeat of the Midwest, unequalled and unduplicated.The Iowa State Fair, the inspiration for the original novel “State Fair” by Iowan Phil Stong, three motion pictures and Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway musical, is without a doubt the country’s most famous state fair. National media frequently rank the Fair as one of the top events in the country. In 2004, USA Weekend named the event the #2 choice for summer fun in America, topping New York City’s Times Square, Cedar Point Amusement Park Resort in Ohio and Disneyland in California. Midwest Living magazine named the Fair one of the “Top 30 Things Every Midwesterner Should Experience.” The Fair is also included in the New York Times best-selling travel book 1000 Places to See Before You Die and the subsequent travel book, 1,000 Places to See in the U.S.A. and Canada Before you Die. Join us August 7-17, 2014. less
Attraction type: State Parks
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High Trestle Trail
High Trestle Trail(Ankeny)
Attraction type: Biking Trails
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Iowa State Capitol
Iowa State Capitol(Des Moines)
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Pappajohn Sculpture Park
Pappajohn Sculpture Park(Des Moines)
Attraction type: Parks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

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Jethro n' Jake's Smokehouse Steaks
Ranked #1 of 43 Restaurants in Altoona
Cuisines: Barbecue
AJs Steakhouse
AJs Steakhouse
Ranked #2 of 43 Restaurants in Altoona
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Cool Basil
Ranked #3 of 43 Restaurants in Altoona
Cuisines: Sushi, Thai
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Perkins Restaurant and Bakery
Ranked #4 of 43 Restaurants in Altoona
Big Steer Restaurant & Lounge
Big Steer Restaurant & Lounge
Ranked #5 of 43 Restaurants in Altoona
Dining options: Reservations

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Value Place Des Moines, IA (Ankeny)
Value Place Des Moines, IA (Ankeny)
$40 - $279
Ranked #4 of 13 Hotels in Ankeny
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

BEST WESTERN PLUS Altoona Inn
3.5 of 5
BEST WESTERN PLUS Altoona Inn
$85 - $128
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Altoona
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Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

Sleep Inn & Suites
2.0 of 5
Sleep Inn & Suites
$108 - $145
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Pleasant Hill
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Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center - Des Moines
2.0 of 5
Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center - Des Moines
$126 - $174
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Johnston
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.