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Adventureland
Adventureland
Owner description: Adventureland Amusement Park and Adventure Bay Waterpark contain over 100 rides, shows, and attractions including some of the country's most exciting roller coasters and thrill... more Owner description: Adventureland Amusement Park and Adventure Bay Waterpark contain over 100 rides, shows, and attractions including some of the country's most exciting roller coasters and thrill rides that can challenge the most avid amusement park enthusiasts. There are also plenty of rides for less adventurous guests including great water rides as well as a full compliment of children's rides spread throughout the park. But the entertainment doesn't stop with rides - Adventureland presents a full array of shows in the park - from thrilling circus acts and magic shows to live music and juggling - there's always something to suit everyone's taste. Simply the most fun you will have all year! less
Attraction type: Theme Parks; Water Parks
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Prairie Meadows
Prairie Meadows
Owner description: Prairie Meadows is the premier destination for gaming and entertainment in the Midwest. With more than 85,000 square feet of casino action, we have every game you'll want to play... more Owner description: Prairie Meadows is the premier destination for gaming and entertainment in the Midwest. With more than 85,000 square feet of casino action, we have every game you'll want to play this side of Vegas. Whether you enjoy the latest slot machine or your favorite table games, Prairie Meadows has everything you need to get your game on. Win place or show,there's nothing like the heart-pounding thrill of live racing on our one-mile racetrack. Join us for live Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse racing every April - October. It's pure excitement start to finish. Casino action, live horse racing, a variety of dining options and great entertainment are waiting for you at Prairie Meadows. less
Attraction type: Conference & Convention Centers; Casinos; Horse Tracks
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Copper Creek Lake
Copper Creek Lake(Pleasant Hill)
Attraction type: Bodies of Water
Capitol Building
Capitol Building(Des Moines)
Attraction type: Government Buildings
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Iowa State Fairgrounds
Iowa State Fairgrounds(Des Moines)
Owner description: For 11 days in August, it’s a fairground, but for the other 354 days of the year, the Iowa State Fairgrounds is home to auto shows, livestock exhibitions, flea markets, antique... more Owner description: For 11 days in August, it’s a fairground, but for the other 354 days of the year, the Iowa State Fairgrounds is home to auto shows, livestock exhibitions, flea markets, antique shows, concerts, trade shows and more. See what’s happening this month at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. less
Attraction type: Arenas & Stadiums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Jethro n' Jake's Smokehouse Steaks
Jethro n' Jake's Smokehouse Steaks
Ranked #1 of 50 Restaurants in Altoona
Cuisines: American, Bar, Barbecue
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Big Steer Restaurant & Lounge
Big Steer Restaurant & Lounge
Ranked #2 of 50 Restaurants in Altoona
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Altoona
Johnny's Italian Steakhouse - Altoona
Ranked #3 of 50 Restaurants in Altoona
Price: $18 - $35
Cuisines: Seafood, Italian, American, Steakhouse
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
AJ's Steakhouse
AJ's Steakhouse
Ranked #4 of 50 Restaurants in Altoona
Price: $16 - $55
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
Good for: Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Monterrey Mexican Restaurant
Monterrey Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 50 Restaurants in Altoona
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

WoodSpring Suites Ankeny
2.5 of 5
WoodSpring Suites Ankeny
$54 - $225
Ranked #10 of 13 Hotels in Ankeny
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Prairie Meadows Hotel
3.5 of 5
Prairie Meadows Hotel
$169 - $247
Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Altoona
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Hampton Inn & Suites Altoona - Des Moines
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn & Suites Altoona - Des Moines
$120 - $260
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Altoona
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Best Western Plus Altoona Inn
2.5 of 5
Best Western Plus Altoona Inn
$113 - $211
Ranked #3 of 9 Hotels in Altoona
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Hotel Renovo
4.0 of 5
Hotel Renovo
$124 - $260
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Urbandale
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