Altoona, Pennsylvania

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Altoona, Pennsylvania, USA

Attractions in Altoona, Pennsylvania


  • DelGrosso's Amusement Park
    Located off Old Route 220 in Tipton
    814-684-3538, Found in the Allegheny Mountains, DelGrosso’s Amusement Park is a family fun facility that includes more than 30 rides, an extensive water park, go-karts, a miniature... more info  map

  • Lakemont Park
    700 Park Avenue, Altoona, PA 16602
    814-949-7275, Over 30 rides and attractions, including the Island Waterpark, two roller coasters, a go-kart track, an 18-hole miniature golf course, Spins 'n Grins Kiddieland,... more info  map

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Hollidaysburg National Historic District
    Allegheny and Union Streets, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648
    814-696-0313, Hollidaysburg's National Historic District is composed of over 440 residential and commercial structures, which range from the late 18th century to the mid 1990's. more info

  • Leap-the-Dips
    700 Park Avenue, Altoona, PA 16602
    Located at Lakemont Park
    814-949-7275, A figure eight wooden coaster, Leap-the-Dips is the world's oldest roller coaster and the only "side friction" roller coaster left in North America. It is a National... more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site
    110 Federal Park Road, Gallitzin, PA 16641
    Located 12 Miles West of Altoona
    814-886-6150, Once the fastest way to travel over the Allegheny Mountains, the Allegheny Portage Railroad is a system of inclined planes and the historic 900-foot Staple Bend Tunnel,... more info  map

  • Allegheny Ridge Heritage Area
    1421-27 12th Avenue, Altoona, PA 16603
    814-940-1922, Managed by the Allegheny Ridge Corporation (ARCorp), the Allegheny Ridge Heritage Area is part of the statewide Heritage Areas Program administered by the Pennsylvania... more info  map

  • Horseshoe Curve National Historic Landmark
    Kittanning Point Road, Altoona, PA 16601
    814-946-0834, The Horseshoe Curve is a 2,375-foot curvature that officially opened for rail traffic on February 15, 1854. The “Funicular” is an incline plane that takes visitors... more info  map

Libraries & Research Centers

  • Altoona Area Public Library
    1600 5th Avenue, Altoona, PA 16602
    814-946-0417, The Altoona Area Public Library serves as the District Center for libraries in Blair, Bedford, and Huntingdon Counties. This library is open Monday through Thursday... more info  map

  • Blair County Genealogical Society Library
    431 Scotch Valley Road, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648
    814-696-3492, The Blair County Genealogical Society Library includes atlases, censuses, church records, equipment records, obituaries, military records, periodicals, private... more info  map

  • Hollidaysburg Area Public Library, The
    405 Clark Street, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648
    On The Corner of Clark and Allegheny Streets
    814-695-5961, The Hollidaysburg Area Public Library is open Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays until 5:00 p.m. more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • Baker Mansion Museum
    3419 Oak Lane, Altoona, PA 16601
    814-942-3916, Home of the Blair County Historical Society, this Greek Revival-style mansion is the former home of ironmaster Elias Baker and his family. The home features period... more info

  • Railroaders Memorial Museum
    1300 9th Avenue, Altoona, PA 16602
    814-946-0834, 888-4-ALTOONA, Listen to interactive exhibits, watch films, and see displays at the Railroaders Memorial Museum that celebrate the significant contributions of railroaders and their... more info  map

  • Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Altoona
    1210 11th Avenue, Altoona, PA 16601
    814-946-4464, The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Altoona was designed with state-of-the-art exhibition and storage space for quarterly exhibitions and a rare collection of... more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Chimney Rocks Park
    101 Canal Street, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648
    814-695-7543, Host to such community activities as concerts, Chimney Rocks Park contains picnic areas, trails, overlooks, and public restroom facilities. more info  map

  • Discovery Garden
    1501 North Juniata Street, Hollidaysburg, PALocated in American Legion Memorial Park
    "One of the only wheelchair-accessible, public gardens in Blair County," Discovery Garden is near a children's play park along the Juniata River. It includes five theme... more info  map

  • Gallitzin Tunnels Park & Museum
    411 Convent Street, Suite 20, Gallitzin, PA 16641
    Located in DeGol Plaza
    814-886-8871, Many historical artifacts are prominently displayed at the Gallitzin Tunnels Park & Museum. The renovated park, adjacent to the Gallitzin Tunnels, features a restored... more info  map

Tours & Cruises

  • Seldom Seen Valley Tourist Coal Mine
    P.O. Box 83, Patton, PA814-247-6305 or 814-674-8939, Part of the Path of Progress, the Seldom Seen Mine has become a tourist mine that allows visitors, on a small scale, a relatively intact and complete site of the process... more info  map

Vineyards, Wineries & Breweries

  • Oak Spring Winery
    Road 1 Box 612, Altoona, PA 16601
    Located 4 Miles North of Altoona
    814-946-3799, Founded in 1987, Oak Spring Winery in Central Pennsylvania produces 6,500 cases annually from four acres of producing vineyards or from grapes purchased from growers... more info  map


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