- TripBuzz found 51 things to do indoors in the Altoona area. From Class Act Productions Incorporated to Springwood 9 Theaters, Altoona offers a variety of rainy day activities and other fun things to do indoors — including 29 indoor attractions with ratings over 90%.
- There are 32 different types of things to do inside in or near Altoona, Iowa. Some of the most popular types of these activities include: Theaters, Movie Theaters, Winery/Vineyard and History Museums.
- There is 1 indoor activity in Altoona, and 50 indoor attractions in nearby cities within 25 miles, including: Des Moines, West Des Moines, Newton and Ankeny.
Running since 1855, Pella Public Library provides visitors with a plethora of books to choose from in different formats like digital and audio. The city hosts a genealogy club where members of the town can learn about their family history.
The Pella Historical Society is a group dedicated to preserving and promoting the local history of the area. Tours are offered of the many local historical attractions, including a history museum, flower gardens, and the childhood home of Wyatt Earp.
Run by a regional historical society, Boone County Historical Center provides visitors with historical and cultural information about the area. The center has exhibits with artifacts like fossils, Native American tools, taxidermy, and more.
The tiny Birthplace of John Wayne is located in Winterset, Iowa. The cottage where the actor was born is now a museum in his honor. This is an excellent attraction for Wayne fans and anyone with an interest in classic American westerns.
Visitors learn about history and culture at the Mamie Doud Eisenhower Birthplace. The small home has been staged to reflect the lifestyle of Mamie and the venue is run by knowledgeable guides who know every detail about the items in the house.
Featuring exhibits detailing the history of railroading from the Civil War until present day, Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad and James H. Andrew Railroad Museum displays railroad photographs and video footage. The museum also organizes train rides from the depot.
Come play in the snow at Seven Oaks Recreation in Boone, Iowa. Skiing, tubing, snowboarding, snow shoeing and a host of other exhilarating winter activities make a visit to Seven Oaks a great vacation idea. This destination also rents skis and snowboards.
Preserved and maintained by the Iowa Historical Society, the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad is a working rail line and mobile museum that offers rides on vintage locomotives. It is open seasonally and closes each winter.