The city of Altoona, IA, is located in Polk County and considered part of the Des Moines metropolitan area. Incorporated in 1876, Altoona covers a land area of 9.3 square miles just south of I-80 and east of US 65, home to an estimated population of close to 19,000 people.
The land on which Altoona sits was first settled in 1854, and by the turn of the 20th century the city could be classified as a coal camp. Altoona today is home to the amusement park Adventureland, the horse racing track and casino Prairie Meadows, and the first Bass Pro Shops retail store in central Iowa. Altoona’s oldest building is now a museum open to the public. Greenway and Prairie Heritage parks offer an abundance of outdoor space for all to enjoy.
It’s important to service your vehicle regularly, and the best local shop to meet all your needs is Smith Automotive. We’re a family-owned business delivering honest auto repair and maintenance services to Altoona drivers since 2008. Our ASE-certified technicians at Smith Automotive employ the latest automotive technology and know how to efficiently handle all major and minor tasks. We look forward to seeing you at our shop, conveniently located in nearby Pleasant Hill.