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The City of Altoona, IA

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The city of Altoona is located in the state of Iowa in Polk County and has a population of 14,397 as reported by the census of 2010. The largest nearby city to Altoona is Des Moines, approximately 9 miles from the city center.

There are several family restaurants in or near Altoona, including Casey's Carry Out Pizza, Fireside Grille, Altoona Maid-Rite, Sugar Shack Restaurant and Olde Town Tap LLC. For a larger selection of Altoona restaurants select our Restaurants tab above.

Visitors and residents can enjoy nearby Altoona Golf Courses, Casinos and/or Amusement Parks, including the Prairie Meadows, Grand View Golf Course, Terrace Hills Golf Course, Adventureland and Sleepy Hollow Sports Park. For a more complete list of attractions in or around the city of Altoona please click on the Attractions tab above.

The following airport is located in or near Altoona:
- Des Moines Intl. Airport (DSM)

Altoona, Iowa Climate and Weather

Current Weather in Altoona
In the month of January, Altoona experiences an average high temperature of 28 degrees Fahrenheit. Low temperaturs in January are usually about 9 degrees with an average rainfall of 0.72 inches.

The seasonal climate varies in Altoona with daytime temperatures averaging 82 degrees in the summer, and 31 degrees in the winter months. Visitors can also expect Altoona to receive an average of 0.9 inches of rainfall per/month during winter months and 3.88 inches of rainfall per/month in the summer months.

The temperature has been known to get as high as 106 degrees in the summer and as low as -34 degrees in the winter so visitors planning a vacation to Altoona should check the weather forecast to determine proper attire prior to departure. Spring and Fall bring average daytime temperatures of 61 degrees, and nighttime lows of 38.


                                                                                    
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Altoona, Iowa Attractions

A H Blank Golf Course Des Moines Iowa
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A. H. Blank Golf Course  - Des Moines,
The A. H. Blank Golf Course is an 18 hole public golf course in Polk County Iowa. Built in 1971, this Des Moines course designed by Larry Packard is open apr 1 to nov 1. Tee times are accepted up to 7 days in advance and the pro shop phone number for reservations is 515-285-0864. The golf course dress code is as follows: Shirt and shoes required.
Address: 808 County Line Rd, Des Moines, IA 50320
Adventureland Altoona Iowa
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Adventureland  - Altoona,
Adventureland is a family-owned amusement park in Altoona, Iowa. It features over 100 rides, shows and attractions.

 

 

Arie Den Boer Arboretum Des Moines Iowa
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Arie den Boer Arboretum  - Des Moines,
Arie den Boer Arboretum is an arboretum located in the Water Works Park 1,500 acres at 408 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, Iowa. It is open to the public daily.

 

 

Blank Park Zoo Des Moines Iowa
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Blank Park Zoo  - Des Moines,
Blank Park Zoo is a zoo on the south side of Des Moines, Iowa near Fort Des Moines, .

 

 

Blue Course At Willow Creek Golf Course West Des Moines Iowa
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Blue Course at Willow Creek Golf Course  - West Des Moines,
The Blue Course at Willow Creek Golf Course is a 36 hole public golf course in Polk County Iowa. Built in 1980, this West Des Moines course is open all year. For tee time information call the pro shop at 515-285-4558. The golf course dress code is as follows: No dress code.

 


Address: 140 Army Post Rd, West Des Moines, IA 50265
Briarwood Golf Course Ankeny Iowa
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Briarwood Golf Course  - Ankeny,
The Briarwood Golf Course is an 18 hole public golf course in Polk County Iowa. Built in 1995, this Ankeny course designed by Gordy Cunninham is open mar 1 to dec 1 - closed on mondays. Tee times are accepted by calling the pro shop at 515-964-4653. The golf course dress code is as follows: No dress code.

 


Address: 3405 NE Trilein Dr, Ankeny, IA 50021
Buxton Park Arboretum Indianola Iowa
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Buxton Park Arboretum  - Indianola,
Buxton Park Arboretum 5.4 acres is an arboretum and botanical garden located at the intersection of North Buxton Street and West Girard Avenue, Indianola, Iowa. It is open to the public without charge.

 

 

Copper Creek Golf Course Pleasant Hill Iowa
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Copper Creek Golf Course  - , Pleasant Hill,
The Copper Creek Golf Course is an 18 hole public golf course in Polk County Iowa. Built in 1997, this Pleasant Hill course designed by Gordon Cunningham is open mar 1 to oct 31. Tee times are accepted up to 7 days in advance and the pro shop phone number for reservations is 515-263-1600. The golf course dress code is as follows: No tank tops or cutoffs.
Address: 4815 Copper Creek Dr, Pleasant Hill, IA 50317
Des Moines Art Center Iowa
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Des Moines Art Center  - Des Moines,
The Des Moines Art Center is an art museum with an extensive collection of paintings, sculpture, modern art and mixed media. It was established in 1948 in Des Moines, Iowa.

 

 

Des Moines Botanical Center Iowa
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Des Moines Botanical Center  - Des Moines,
The Des Moines Botanical Center is a botanical garden in central Iowa, located at 909 Robert D. Ray Drive, Des Moines, Iowa in the US, on the east bank of the Des Moines River.

 

 

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Altoona, Iowa Hotels

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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Altoona-des Moines
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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Altoona-des Moines
165 Adventureland Drive Nw
Altoona, IA 50009

 

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Settle Inn Altoona
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Settle Inn Altoona
2101 Adventureland Dr
Altoona, IA 50009

 

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Prairie Meadows Racetrack And Casino
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Prairie Meadows Racetrack And Casino
1 Prairie Meadows Drive
Altoona, IA 50009

 

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Motel 6 Des Moines East Altoona
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Motel 6 Des Moines East Altoona
3225 Adventureland Dr I-80 East At Exit #142a/i-80 West Exit #142
Altoona, IA

 

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Best Western Plus Altoona Inn
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Best Western Plus Altoona Inn
300 34th Avenue Nw
Altoona, IA 50009

 

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Victoria's Vineyard B&b
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Victoria's Vineyard B&b
5096 Ne 62nd Avenue
Altoona, IA 50009

 

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Valueplace Desmoines Plnt Hill
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Valueplace Desmoines Plnt Hill
1525 Metro East Drive
Des Moines, IA 50327

 

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Sleep Inn And Suites
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Sleep Inn And Suites
5850 Morning Star Ct
Pleasant Hill, IA 50327

 

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Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Fairgrounds
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Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Fairgrounds
410 E 30th Street
Des Moines, IA 50317

 

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Hampton Inn & Suites Ankeny
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Hampton Inn & Suites Ankeny
6210 Se Convenience Blvd
Ankeny, IA 50021

 

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Altoona, Iowa Restaurants

This is a list of Altoona Family Restaurants with addresses and phone numbers, including Pizza Restaurants, Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt Shops and Cafes. Happy Dining!

 
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Casey's Carry Out Pizza
407 8th Street Southeast
Altoona, IA 50009
(515)967-6846
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Fireside Grille
523 8th Street Southeast
Altoona, IA 50009
(515)967-8122
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Sugar Shack Restaurant
100 8th Street Southeast Suite E
Altoona, IA 50009
(515)967-2527
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Olde Town Tap LLC
121 2nd Street Southeast
Altoona, IA 50009
(515)967-4877
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Altoona Maid-Rite
207 8th Street Southwest
Altoona, IA 50009
(515)967-3453
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Dairy Queen Altoona
736 8th Street Southeast
Altoona, IA 50009
(515)957-0557
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Being There Coffee House
110 1st Avenue South
Altoona, IA 50009
(515)967-1797
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Grandma Max's
I 80 & Exit 142
Altoona, IA 50009
(515)967-8000
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Blue Bunny
809 8th Street Southwest Suite F
Altoona, IA 50009
(515)967-0444
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Casey's Carry-Out Pizza
1441 1st Avenue North
Altoona, IA 50009
(515)967-0999
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