Daytime thrill ride adventures, nights on the town, a location at the crossroads of America’s busiest Interstates — Altoona has it all. No wonder Bass Pro Shops opened their 145,000-square-foot Outdoor World store here in 2009. Situated in Eastern Polk County just five miles from the State Capitol in Des Moines and 20 minutes from the Des Moines International Airport, Altoona offers an exciting mix of entertainment and recreation, shopping, dining and lodging. The community’s 15,000 friendly residents enjoy a quality of life second to none and business opportunities abound. Visitors who come to enjoy Iowa’s entertainment center may just decide to stick around and enjoy the good life.