- Our list of the best things to do in Altoona, Iowa, features the top 94 nearby activities — including 39 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Altoona, IA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Entertainment & Shows, Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, and Amusement.
- The results below include the top 6 things to do within the city of Altoona, IA , followed by 88 popular activities in nearby cities, including Des Moines, West Des Moines, Newton, Urbandale, Ankeny, Indianola, Madrid and Johnston
The Springwood 9 Theaters, also known as Fridley Theaters, offers guests the chance to enjoy first-run movies. The location offers both 2D and Real3D viewing experiences and guests can also host birthday parties at this location.
Visitors can help out the students of Iowa Culinary Institute by attending one of their gourmet dinners and providing feedback. The instructors guide the students while they prepare a seven course meal for their guests.
The growth and development of Iowa is displayed through numerous exhibits at the State Historical Museum. Historic artifacts and documents show many stories of the people of Iowa along side the natural history of the region.
80% 861 votes
909 Robert D. Ray Drive, Des Moines, IA 50309 MoreLess Info
See more than 1000 varieties of plants at the Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden Center in Iowa. The domed conservatory includes a tropical garden, desert garden and sculptures under one roof.
Celebrating the accomplishment of past, present, and future Iowans, the Iowa Hall of Pride is a nice ode to the state's residents. See local art, sculptures, videos, pictures, and written works from the state's most accomplished residents.
67% 9 votes
221 Walnut Street, Des Moines, IA 50309 MoreLess Info
A cultural center for the city of Des Moines, the Des Moines Performing Arts â€' Civic Center hosts an array of arts productions, including dance, theater, and others. The Civic Center also hosts educational events.
The Downtown Farmers Market is open rain or shine from May through October. There are roughly 300 family farmers, artists, bakers, and crafters from around the state who participate in the large open-air market.