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    Altoona, Iowa Facts:

    County: Polk
    Coverage Area: 9.35 sq miles
    Elevation: 955 ft
    Population: 13,301

    Google Map of Altoona

    Altoona History:

    Village Park, Altoona

    Village Park, Altoona

    Originally called Yant, for the first settler in 1854, Altoona was later named for the Latin word for high (altus) after a surveyor found that Altoona was the highest point on the Des Moines Valley Railroad between Des Moines and Keokuk. The city was founded by the Davis family and incorporated as a city on March 11, 1876.

    By the turn of the 20th century, the Altoona branch of United Mine Workers of America boasted 61 members – approximately 20% of the city’s population at that time.

    The Altoona Area Historical society began major renovation on the city’s oldest building in 2011. The building is now a public museum. In 2013, Facebook came calling. Construction began for a new Facebook data center. RPM Access, a local business, was asked to build and operate a wind farm to put more energy in the system than the data center will remove.

    In 2014, the construction of a movie theater and a high-end outlet mall was announced. Ground was broken for the movie theater in 2014. Mall construction begins in 2015.

    Altoona Attractions:


    Adventureland Park is One of the Area’s Top Attractions

    Altoona attractions include:
    Adventurelands of America

    Prairie Meadows Casino – Racetrack – Hotel

    Hotel /Restaurant/Shopping Directory at Altoona Chamber of Commerce

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