Downtown Altoona, Iowa









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Things to do in Altoona, Iowa

Main Street of old Downtown Altoona speaks to once what was and what could be once again. As Altoona the community gathers, it leaves a pocket of opportunity for small business owners to come in and set up shop.Take a few minutes to explore what each downtown has to offer by viewing our directory below.

Downtown Altoona visitors are always welcome and you will receive exceptional service from local merchant-owners as opposed to staff at the big box retailers. We take the extra time to make sure that you how to make best use of your purchase and that you get exactly what you need.

Downtown Altoona micro breweries have popped up in downtown corridors to quench the thirst of local or traveller whos is looking for a one-of-a-kind experience for suds brewed on site. If you are looking for a light beer or something randy and dark, you are sure to find a wide assortment of options to choose from.

Downtown Altoona is the place to buy jewelry offered by downtown merchants with a wide variety of lovely earrings, necklaces, bracelets and of course diamond rings. You are sure to find the top artisan brands and jewelry maker that brings a special touch to each piece offered.

Downtown Altoona has a great collection of barber shops to choose from if you want to take a little off the top, get a clean shave or to trim your moustache or beard. Take a moment to consider buying some styling gel, beard oil or wax and always tip well.

Why do you love downtown?

Tracy Friend
It's adorable and friendly. Love to visit all the shops.

Stephanie Seavers
Close to work but also love all the small business owners, friendliness and just how supporting our local area makes me feel!

Kimberly Carter
Becuz it's fun

BOB BLACKMAN
Just a fun place to visit.

Judy Caverly
Interesting shops, good restaurants, friendly people.

Restaurants in Altoona, Iowa


Bianchi Boys Pizza & Pasta

2437 Adventureland Drive
Downtown Altoona



Altoona Palooza

402 10th Avenue Nw
Downtown Altoona




Downtown Altoona Hotels

Finding the best hotel in Downtown Altoona can make or break the experience of your entire trip. Take a few minutes to explore what each hotel has to offer by viewing our directory below. Here are some tips to consider:

Ask to be placed opposite of any roadways. Road noise can be a constant source of pollution which may not be a noticeable problem during the day but reveals itself at night. Don't be afraid to request a room change to get a better sleep.

Elevators are notorious for being a nuisance so ask to be roomed on the top floor and as far away as possible. Most hotels book nearby rooms last so hopefully they have availability elsewhere.

Always announce during booking if the trip is for a special event, anniversary or reunion. Group rates can be pre-negotiated and you may qualify for a lower cost and better upgrades for your stay. If you are the one setting up the event, always work directly with the front desk manager to make sure the best service is offered to your party.



SETTLE INN AND SUITES
2101 Adventureland Drive


Quality Inn & Suites
2701 Adventureland Dr


Victoria's Vineyard B&B
5096 NE 62nd Avenue