Altoona is a small city in Polk County, Iowa. It is located less than 5 minutes drive from downtown Des Moines. By visiting Altoona, you can spend some really exciting moments, especially during the summer. Whether traveling with kids or not, we suggest you visit two fascinating recreational attractions, Prairie Meadows and Adventureland Park, where you can catch thrilling race tracks and rollercoaster rides. If you belong to BBQ fans, then you must try the world famous steaks and burgers served at Jethro’s BBQ ‘N Jake’s Smokehouse Steaks. Regarding budget accommodation, you can book a room for less than $70 per night at 20+ and nearby Altoona.