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Getting Here

Chippewa Valley Airport Service: Take an affordable, dependable shuttle to and from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. You'll avoid hassles and save money on fuel and expensive airport parking. Learn more »

Chippewa Valley Airport: Fly directly into Eau Claire. The airport is a quick 10 minute drive from Altoona. Learn more »

Community Events

Looking for something to do? Altoona is part of the greater Eau Claire area, which provides ample opportunities for family fun!

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Nearby Attractions

Enjoy all that our area has to offer. Whether you need a day of pampering, a weekend filled with recreation, or an evening of sipping wine, you can find it here.

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Altoona Tourism

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Places to Play

Altoona Trails
Enjoy the many miles of area hiking and biking trails.
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Geocaching Spots in Altoona
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Eau Claire Golf Course
828 Club View Lane • (715) 836-8420 • View website »
Eau Claire Golf & Country Club enjoys a long-standing reputation of possessing one of the finest and most challenging golf courses in the upper Midwest. The 18-hole, par 71 championship course is spread out over 250 acres of mature, wooded terrain, including sweeping hillsides and towering white pines.

Altoona City Park
Size: 5 1/2 acres   Restrooms: Yes   
Playground: Yes   Grills: Yes
Location: Corner of Bartlett Avenue and 10th Street West
Description: Altoona City Park offers a youth grass infield baseball diamond, six tennis courts (two are lighted), a basketball half court, open pavilion and recreation facility which can be rented, and two age appropriate playground areas. Reserve the pavilion »

Centennial Park
Size: 38 acres  Restrooms: No   
Yes   Grills: No
Location: South-side of Spooner Avenue, just west of Otter Creek in the "Spooner Dip"
Description: Centennial Park has a 15-foot hill for climbing, playground area, open green space, and off-road biking, hiking and walking trails, which run adjacent to Otter Creek.

Cinder City Park
Size: 25 acres   Restrooms: Yes   
Yes   Grills: Yes
Location: North of Spooner Avenue and east of N 10th Street West
Description: Cinder City Park has four lighted ball fields and a pavilion, all of which can be rented.
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Devney Park
Size: 4 acres   Restrooms: Yes   
Playground: Yes   Grills: No
Location: Devney Drive west of County Trunk A (Third Street East)
Description: Devney Park offers one lighted youth baseball field, tennis courts, and basketball courts. A small recreation facility and pavilion are also located at this park which can be rented.
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Fairway Park
Size: 65 acres   Restrooms: No   
Playground: Yes   Grills: Yes
Location: Hillcrest Greens sub-division
Description: Fairway Park offers basketball and pickle ball courts, a pavillion available for rental and picnic area. Lots of green space!
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Highland Park
Size: 3-1/2 acres   Restrooms: No   
Playground: Yes   Grills: Yes
Location: Corner of Hamilton Avenue and Vernon Street
Description: Highland Park offers a tennis court, basketball court, a pavilion which can be rented, and picnic area.
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Lake Altoona County Park (aka Altoona Beach)
Size: 20 acres   Restrooms: Yes   
Playground: Yes   Grills: Yes
Location: On the south shore of Lake Altoona
Description: Lake Altoona County Park offers a boat landing to provide easy access to the 840 acre lake. Facilities include a clubhouse and shelter for gatherings which can be rented, a large beach area, changing facilities, sand volleyball courts, and horseshoe pits. There are no lifeguards on duty; swimming is at your own risk. Cost is $3 per vehicle for enterance or $25 for annual pass that gets you entrance into all Eau Claire County parks. Learn more »   

Lake Front Park
Size: 3.8 acres   Restrooms: Yes   
No   Grills: Yes
Location: West of Eau Claire County Park on Kewin Street
Description: Lake Front Park has special opportunities for persons with disabilities including a handicap accessible fishing dock, picnic tables, and a portable restroom. A bench swing provides a serene view over Lake Altoona.

River Prairie Park
Size: 22 acres   Restrooms: Yes   
Yes  Grills: No
Location: River Prairie Development
Description: A high amenity destination with multi-use trails, three pavilions, picnic tables, canoe and kayak launch, natural playground, splash pad, man-made river, natural gas fire features, bicycle maintenance station, community garden, grass playing field, stage and ampitheater with a design capacity for 5,000 attendees, pond, and The Plaza (includes "rail tree" art, lighting, moveable outdoor furniture, power access for food trucks and events).
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Tower Park
Size: 9 acres   Restrooms: No   
No   Grills: No
Location: Corner of OakLeaf Way and River Prairie Drive
Description: Undisturbed and undeveloped parkland.

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