- The list below includes 66 free or cheap things to do in or near Altoona, Iowa, including 51 different types of inexpensive activities like Horse Races, Parks, Race Tracks and Movie Theaters.
- From Thomas Mitchell Park to Prairie Meadows, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Altoona and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Des Moines, West Des Moines, Urbandale and Ankeny.
6925 Mills Civic Pkwy, Unit 110, Jordan Creek Town Center, West Des Moines, IA 50266 MoreLess Info
Located indoors, Glow Golf provides visitors with a 54-hole miniature golf course with glow-in-the-dark obstacles. In addition to miniature golf, the center has a laser maze where kids can navigate through laser beams.
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101 Jordan Creek Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50266 MoreLess Info
Part of the Cinemark theater chain, the Century 20 Jordan Creek is a movie theater multiplex that shows primarily first run Hollywood movies with fully digital video and sound. The theater offers a variety of concession options.
Opened in 1997, West Grand Golf is a driving range and mini golf center that provides a number of amenities for the use of its golf enthusiast guests. The center also offers private lessons taught by a PGA Professional instructor.
Visit the colorful and inventive National Balloon Museum in Indianola, Iowa to celebrate one of the most adrenaline rushing activities known to man! Enjoy pictures, demonstrations, and the science behind hot air ballooning, as well as a look at a full hot air balloon up close and personal.
Named for benefactors Mr. and Mrs. William Buxton, Buxton Park is situated on 5.4 acres and is home to a butterfly garden, arboretum and ornamental fountain. It provides benches, a gazebo and a trail suitable for biking and walking.
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1690 W. 19th St. S., Newton, IA 50208 MoreLess Info
Wrestling and sports fans enjoy visiting Newton's International Wrestling Institute and Museum. The museum is the focal point for preserving the heritage of wrestling in America and documents and recognizes strides taken by wrestlers throughout history.
A movie theater with seven auditoriums, Paramount 7 Theatres displays first-run feature films using digital projection and sound. The theater offers RealD 3D movies, birthday party hosting and a snack bar with food and drinks.
Jasper County Historical Society collects, preserves and exhibits the agricultural, commercial, industrial and societal history of Jasper County. Industrial exhibits include the Washing Machine Center of the World, with agricultural exhibits showcasing wind power displays and antique wood working tools.
The Izaak Walton Club House houses a conservation organization the offers members a chance to participate in a variety of recreational activities. The clubhouse features rifle and archery ranges along with a pond.