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Come and stay with us at My Place Hotel-Altoona where there is a friendly face in every space. We are conveniently located right across the street from Prairie Meadow Casino, where they have live music bands on weekends, and Adventureland Amusement Park. We are within walking distance to a Cinemark theater, and loads of local dinning. We highly recommend The Big Steer steak house, which is a hidden gem in Altoona. We are conveniently located less than 2 miles south of the Outlets of Des Moines. When you come to play we are the place to stay in Altoona Iowa.

Place Name Address Phone Distance Show on Map
Bigfoot Bacon and Brew 3221 Adventureland Dr, Altoona, IA 50009 (515) 957-9956 0.44

Burgers, breakfast and brunch, sandwiches and a full bar.

Jethro’s ‘n Jakes Smokehouse Steaks 2601 Adventureland Dr, Altoona, IA 50009 (515) 957-9727 0.29

Steak-focused outpost of the regional mini-chain serving smoked meats in a pub-like atmosphere. American Barbeque, full bar and weekend-brunch.

Bianchi Boys Pizza & Pasta 2437 Adventureland Dr Suite B, Altoona, IA 50009 (515) 957-0807 0.15

Relaxed, family-friendly pizza parlor serving up house-made pasta & frozen custard in a roomy space with Sunday specials.

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery 2621 Adventureland Dr, Altoona, IA 50009 (515) 957-9900 0.34

Kid-friendly chain known for baked goods, breakfasts & other American standards and wheelchair accessible.

Uncle Buck's Fish Bowl and Grill 1000 Bass Pro Dr NW, Altoona, IA 50009 (515) 957-5400 1.38

Underwater-themed destination featuring a menu of American eats, a tropical-themed bar & bowling.

Cool Basil 550 36th Ave SW, Altoona, IA 50009 (515) 967-4611 1.52

Chinese, Sushi, Asian, Thai and Japanese - wheelchair accessible

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse Altoona 550 Bass Pro Dr NW, Altoona, IA 50009 (515) 957-9600 1.3

Steaks, Italian dishes & cocktails served in upscale, supper club-like environs with a sleek bar.

Sam's Sports Bar & Grill 3160 8th St SW, Altoona, IA 50009 (515) 957-9790 1.54

Easy going hangout with a pool table & outdoor seats for familiar pub grub, draft beer & cocktails.

Brick Street Market & Cafe, Bondurant, IA 114 Brick St SE, Bondurant, IA 50035 (515) 967-2220 3.45

American Cafe

The Big Steer Restaurant & Lounge 1715 Adventureland Dr, Altoona, IA 50009 (515) 967-6933 0.37

Bustling supper-club-style steakhouse & bar serving corn-fed prime rib & seafood with weekly specials, Sunday brunch and Iowa corn fed beef.

Place Name Address Phone Distance Show on Map
Cinemark Altoona and XD 2227 Adventureland Dr, Altoona, IA 50009 (515) 967-2236 0.03

Chain of movie theaters, some with multiple screens, stadium seats & self-service ticketing kiosks.

Prairie Meadows Racing and Casino 1 Prairie Meadows Dr, Altoona, IA 50009 (515) 967-1000 0.3

Racing, dining and a casino

Adventureland 3200 Adventureland Dr, Altoona, IA 50009 (515) 266-2121 0.42

Adventureland is a family-owned amusement park in Altoona, Iowa. It is marketed as featuring over 100 rides, shows and attractions.

Bass Pro Shops 1000 Bass Pro Dr NW, Altoona, IA 50009 (515) 957-5500 1.32

Chain known for its large, wilderness-themed stores & wide array of hunting, fishing & outdoor gear.

Terrace Hills Golf Course 8700 NE 46th Ave, Altoona, IA 50009 (515) 967-2932 4.1

Terrace Hills Golf Course opened in 1964 and continues today as one of the Des Moines area oldest family owned and operated golf facility. 18 scenic holes await you for your enjoyment, not too hard, not to easy, just 18 holes of fun golf.

Altoona Area Historical Museum 104 2nd St SE, Altoona, IA 50009 (515) 967-4815 1.85

Discover Altoona's history!

Iowa Speedway 3333 Rusty Wallace Dr, Newton, IA 50208 (866) 787-8946 28.86

Iowa Speedway is a 7/8-mile paved oval motor racing track in Newton, Iowa, United States, approximately 30 miles east of Des Moines.

Wells Fargo Arena 233 Center St, Des Moines, IA 50309 (515) 564-8000 8.99

Wells Fargo Arena is a 16,980-seat multi-purpose arena in Des Moines, Iowa, United States.

Iowa Cubs at Principal Park 1 Line Dr, Des Moines, IA 50309 (515) 243-6111 9.16

Principal Park, formerly Sec Taylor Stadium, is a minor league baseball stadium in Des Moines, Iowa. It is the home field of the Pacific Coast League's Iowa Cubs.

Knoxville Raceway Knoxville Raceway (641) 842-5431 39.51

Knoxville Raceway is a semi-banked 1/2 mile dirt oval raceway located at the Marion County Fairgrounds in Knoxville, Iowa, United States.

Kosama Altoona 3160 8th St SW, Altoona, IA 50009 (515) 957-0199 1.54

Group fitness that targets endurance, strength and mobility. Day passes available.

Iowa State Fairgrounds E University Ave & E 30th St, Des Moines, IA 50317 (515) 262-3111 6.06

Auto shows, livestock exhibits, flea markets, antique shows, concerts, trade shows and more.

Valle Drive-In 4074 Hwy F48 W, Newton, IA 50208 (641) 792-3558 21.97

Old-fashioned drive-in theater with double features, a concession stand & seasonal hours. Last drive-in theater in Iowa!

Reiman Gardens 1407 S University Blvd, Ames, IA 50011 (515) 294-2710 31.51

Reiman Gardens is a 17- acre university-owned public garden and the largest public garden in the state, a conservatory and butterfly house.

My Place Hotel-Altoona/Des Moines, IA
2315 Adventureland Drive, Iowa, 50009, USA
Phone: (515) 348-7161