Area Attractions

Hyatt Place Altoona / Des Moines offers a prime home base that puts you close to well-known hubs like Outlets of Des Moines, Adventureland Park, Prairie Meadows Casino, Wells Fargo Arena, and more. The hotel is within minutes from popular dining, trendy retail, and banner downtown Des Moines attractions too.

Hyatt Place Altoona / Des Moines

480 Bass Pro Drive NW
Altoona, Iowa, United States, 50009



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Local Food + Drink

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse

Steaks are the show at this homage to the Rat Pack era dining spot. The restaurant’s gourmet selection of Italian cuisine and seafood offer a stellar supporting cast. Menu options like Chanel No. 5 and lobster mac & cheese, are popular go-tos. For a good experience coupled with great food and atmosphere, visit Johnny’s.

Burger Shed

Savor hearty, American comfort food including handcrafted beef burgers made with a signature blend of certified Angus beef and beef brisket. The Burger Shed is committed to serving farmer fresh ingredients, and make their food from scratch. They also feature 16 rotational tap beers all from local Iowa breweries.

Pizza Ranch

Proving you don’t need a big city to get good pizza, the Pizza Ranch has established itself as one of the largest and most popular pizza restaurants in the Midwest. Recently, fried chicken and biscuits have stepped up as a must-try at this proud and humble spot. Be sure to try their apple pie pizza too.

Local Attractions

Adventureland Amusement Park

The amusement and waterpark houses more than 100 rides, shows, and park attractions including water slides, roller coasters and thrill rides. The popular “Monster” is the park’s first infinity rollercoaster added in 2016. There’s also a full assortment of children's rides spread throughout the park.

Iowa State Fairgrounds

The Iowa State Fairgrounds is home to auto shows, concerts, livestock exhibitions, flea markets, antique shows, and more. Then come mid-August, for 11 days, it’s home to one of the nation’s most popular state fairs – to say nothing of the butter cow sculpture.

Wells Fargo Arena

Find fun, concerts, entertainment, and more here. Wells Fargo Arena hosts world-class events and is ranked as a top 100 global venue. Boasting 17,000 seats, the arena opened in July 2005 and is part of the Iowa Events Center complex, including the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center.

Des Moines Civic Center

Discover and relish the performing arts and live events at this popular venue. The Center is the largest in Iowa and showcases world-class touring performances from ballets and symphonies to Broadway musicals, and more.