Howard Johnson Express Altoona

Address: 2701 Adventureland Drive, Altoona, Iowa, 50009, United States | Hotel
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This hotel, located on 2701 Adventureland Drive, Altoona, is near Iowa State Fairgrounds, Adventureland, Prairie Meadows, and Waveland Municipal Golf Course.
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Travel Blogs from Altoona

Day 2: 4 states, 27 degrees, many white knuckles

A travel blog entry by freedom50plus on Feb 20, 2015

2 comments, 8 photos

Our day on the road started at 6:45, with 769 Kms under our belt already, in a very fresh -24 degrees Celsius. Our day entailed four states: Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Iowa including 100 Kms of the worst highway surface conditions either of us have ever endured (yes, even worse than Port Elgin Christmas of 1984 or Grand Forks, ND conference champs of 2006) and there was not even any 'active' weather. Black ice, hard packed snow and crazy drivers made the experience frightful, but ...

On Our Way

A travel blog entry by lela.engman on Feb 15, 2015

2 comments, 4 photos

We took the plunge and pulled out of the driveway. The house was pretty well emptied and Freddie was filled to near capacity with The Liitle Gulp firmly fastened to her car dolly. We had agonized over the weather reports (-25 wind chills with near blizzard wind gusts on Valentine's Day) and decided to wait it out until Sunday. Well, here we were. It ...

What do you mean there's a silent "S"??

A travel blog entry by carllord on Nov 14, 2014

- Woke Up to my car almost being towed - Argued with a gentleman that i was allowed to be there -Got in my car and peeled out -Got a speeding ticket about 3 minutes out -Started Loathing this trip -Got to Des Moines -Mother called saying there was a family emergency -Had to cut the trip short but still having all the requirements for the ...

Iowa, 75% vowels, 100% awesome!

A travel blog entry by seanhuck on Jul 02, 2013

27 photos

... much of it very weird and Tim Burton-esque, much to my delight) and saw the sights. Then we rented bikes and rode around downtown, which was surprisingly fun. There's not a lot of traffic in the downtown area, and it's very flat, so getting around on bikes is a blast. If you ever visit here, be sure to do this - it's a great way to see the city.

Along the way, sites we saw included a zombie-themed ...

De Moines - Iowa's Ornate State Capital

A travel blog entry by modernnomad67 on Aug 13, 2012

42 photos

Des Moines is the capital of and largest city in a state
synonymous with American Ruritania. I’ve passed by on the interstate too many
times to remember, usually on I-80 which skirts the city rather the interstate
branch which goes through the center.

I did stop in Des Moines once, though. My friend Andy from
Denver lived in Des Moines for a year or two during the early 1990s during which
I visited him once for a day on the long ...