Destination guide

Head to the adventurous city of Altoona

Learn about the unique charm of Altoona with a stay in a holiday home rental. Renowned for its casino gaming, horse riding and theme park, this city welcomes all visitors. Adventureland and Iowa State Fairgrounds are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in Altoona

Are you looking for attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Altoona a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Adventureland (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Iowa State Fairgrounds (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Blank Park Zoo (12 mi / 19.4 km)
  • Toad Valley Golf Course (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Copper Creek Golf Course (4.1 mi / 6.6 km)
  • Sleepy Hollow Sports Park (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Altoona

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Altoona is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden (8.6 mi / 13.9 km)
  • Pappajohn Sculpture Park (9.8 mi / 15.8 km)
  • John and Mary Pappajohn Sculpture Park (9.9 mi / 15.9 km)
  • Better Homes and Gardens Test Garden (10 mi / 16.2 km)
  • Gray’s Lake Park (10.8 mi / 17.5 km)
  • Saylorville Lake (14.7 mi / 23.7 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Altoona

The nearest airport is in Des Moines, IA (DSM-Des Moines Intl.), located 12.3 mi (19.9 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Altoona?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 30 holiday lettings around Altoona. From 16 Houses to 12 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Altoona?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Altoona. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Prairie Meadows Racetrack and Casino: 51 holiday lettings
  • Adventureland: 54 holiday lettings
  • 801 Grand: 59 holiday lettings
  • Jordan House: 62 holiday lettings
  • Summerset Winery: 46 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Altoona listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Altoona?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 16 Houses in Altoona. Our other popular types of Altoona holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 12 self catering accommodations
  • Studios: 7 self catering accommodations

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Altoona?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 2 holiday homes with pool available in Altoona. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.