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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.
    View the Altoona Trail map »
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    Geocaching Spots in Altoona
    Find all the geocaches in the city! • View website »

    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  
    Playground:
    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  
    Playground:
    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.
    Reserve the pavilion »

    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.
    Reserve the pavilion »

    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!
    Reserve the pavilion »

    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.
    Reserve the pavilion »

    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  
    Playground:
    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  
    Playground:
    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).
    Reserve the pavilion »

    Tower Park
    Size: 9 acres   Restrooms: No  
    Playground:
    No   Grills: No
    Location: Corner of OakLeaf Way and River Prairie Drive
    Description: Undisturbed and undeveloped parkland.

  • Places to Hit the Hay

    Otter Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast
    2536 N Hillcrest Parkway • 866-832-2945 • View website »
    Whether you're looking for a winter getaway, a summer getaway, a romantic evening, or traveling on business, the Otter Creek Inn has much to offer. Enjoy a private restroom with shower, whirlpool tub, wireless Internet, and full breakfast.

    Staybridge Suites – Altoona
    1515 Bluestem Boulevard • 715-830-0800 • View website »
    Off of US Hwy 53 and River Prairie Dr, Staybridge Suites is in the heart of the Front Porch of Altoona. The Staybridge Suites offers a comfortable, home-like atmosphere. Enjoy a quiet evening in our Great Room, relax by our indoor pool and outdoor fireplace or grill in our BBQ Gazebo. At night, mingle while enjoying drinks and appetizers Monday thru Wednesday at The Social®. Our 24-hour fitness center allows you to get in exercise when you're taking a break from the festivities. We also offer an on-site 24-hour laundry facility, and The Pantry®, to shop for forgotten essentials and snacks. Settle in tonight at Staybridge Suites® Eau Claire-Altoona. Whether it's for one night or a week or more, you will feel at home at our beautiful new hotel.

  • Places to Wine & Dine Today

    Altoona Family Restaurant
    200 N Hillcrest Parkway • 715-830-5000
    A local favorite with a huge variety of menu options.

    Draganetti's Ristorante
    3120 N Hillcrest Parkway • 715-834-9234 • View website »
    For more than sixty years, Draganetti's continues the family tradition of serving homemade Italian dishes.

    Encore Bar and Grill
    943 Harlem Street • 715-514-2309 • View website »
    Enjoy this modern, clean, 1950s feel, bar and grill sporting reclaimed wood and industrial steel accents. The kitchen is open for lunch and dinner!

    Four Hundred Club
    1411 Spooner Avenue • 715-834-6226 • View website »
    A favorite local bar with great happy hour specials.

    Golden Spike Bar & Grill
    228 Division Street • 715-552-5526 • View website »
    Golden Spike Bar and Grill is a great local hang out where there is great food and great people! Come down and enjoy our daily drink specials! We host karaoke every Wednesday and Saturday night!

    Happy Hallow Tavern
    1628 N Hillcrest Parkway • 715-832-2826 • View website »
    Great happy hour specials! Serving lunch and dinner. Menu includes appetizers, salads, wraps, burgers, classic pub sandwiches, artisan flatbreads, and pizza.

    Kentucky Fried Chicken
    2003 S Hastings Way • 715-834-7181 • View website »

    Subway
    1027 N Hillcrest Parkway • 715-834-2447 • View website »

  • Places to Pray

    Altoona United Methodist Church
    428 1st Street W • 715-834-4923

    Bethlehem Lutheran Church
    2245 Hayden Avenue • 715-832-9953 • View website »

    Chippewa Valley Seventh-Day Adventist Church
    919 10th Street • 715-834-1782 • View website »

    The Islamic Center & Mosque
    527 2nd Street W • 715-831-1560

    St. Mary's Catholic Church
    1812 Lynn Avenue • 715-855-1294 • View website »

    Word of Life Bible Church
    3732 Spooner Ave • 715-833-9673 • View website »