- TripBuzz found 71 things to do with kids in or near Altoona, Iowa, including 65 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Des Moines, Urbandale, Newton and West Des Moines.
- From Prairie Meadows to Adventureland of America, the Altoona area offers 49 different types of family activities, including: Amusement Parks (All Ages), Horse Races, Theaters and Parks.
- Within close proximity of Des Moines, Altoona offers many opportunities for fun and recreation. This includes an amusement park known as Adventureland, along with a racetrack, casino and aquarium. The city is also equipped with several bike trails, golf courses and parks, and provides an array of shopping opportunities including a Bass Pro Shop for outdoorsmen.
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.
Experience truly fresh dairy products at the Maytag Dairy Farm in Newton, Iowa. The farm's flagship product is Maytag Bleu Cheese, which is sold throughout the United States and is one of the finest cheeses produced in the country.
Small and large groups, as well as private parties, are comfortably accommodated at Cardinal Lanes, which features 20 lanes and offers everything from bumper bowling to Disco bowling with music and colorful lights in the dark.
The Newton Community Theatre features quality theatre productions for guests of all ages. Past productions have included Les Miserables, A Christmas Carol, Annie, My Fair Lady, and It's a Wonderful Life, among many others.
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Providing real NASCAR cars, Richard Petty Driving Experience allows visitors to race 50 laps on a speedway. The crew provides special training first before letting the visitor take the car out for a ride.
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With a 7/8th mile paved, oval track, visitors at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience- Iowa Speedway can take an instructional class before heading to the track for laps. Visitors can choose to ride along with a professional or drive solo.
Located on the banks of Lake Ahquabi, Indianola's Lake Ahquabi State Park is a popular destination for camping, swimming, boating and picnicking. It has a beach shelter and tent campsites, but is closed during the winter.