Quality Inn & Suites Altoona - Des Moines
2701 Adventureland Drive
Altoona, IA 50009
Phone: (515) 967-4886
Fax: (515) 967-9250
Arts & Museums
An exciting journey awaits those who are curious about the state’s history at this museum. Located at the Iowa State Historical Building, this museum houses documents and artifacts that detail the history of Iowa. Among the collections here, you will see rare antique cars like the Duesenberg automobiles, as well as the animals and plants that are native to the region. After being acquainted with the history of the state, do head down to the Cafe Baratta, where a sumptuous lunch awaits you. See the website for more information.
The Iowa Hall of Pride chronicles the achievements of Iowans across a myriad of vocations, from academics and art to athletics and cinema. Their multi-media exhibitions are an interesting and fun way to learn about the history of the community. Shoot baskets, play football, watch videos, take a science lesson, or sing with the state choir for a unique museum experience. This place is a must visit for families looking to combine entertainment and education.
Housed in a circa 1908, Beaux Arts Classical-style United States Post Office, the Polk County Heritage Gallery provides a multi-use exhibition space for artistic and historical exhibits. It is open Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
With the mission to be highest quality scientific exploration through interactive educational exhibits and programs, The Science Center of Iowa has emerged to be a leading learning center in Iowa. This Science Center is dedicated entirely to learning and experimentation. Diversified fields of science, be it physical science or space technology, everything at the 'Science Center of Iowa' inculcates a sense of curiosity within each one of us. So come explore, experiment to satisfy your hunger for 'knowledge'.
A temple for art lovers and learners, the Des Moines Art Center has art works like Edward Hopper's Automat, which was reproduced as a postage stamp. Other artists included in the permanent collection are Andy Warhol, Claude Monet and Roy Lichtenstein. The building is also considered as a work of art and was built in 1948 and redesigned in 1968. The art center even has a reference library, restaurant and a gift shop. It also has arrangements for seminars and workshops on regularly.
Country store, log cabin, meeting house.