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Altoona

3.7
Historic Sites · History Museums · Theme Parks

Popular things to do in Altoona

Historic Site
Horseshoe Curve National Historic Landmark
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
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History Museum
Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Theme Park
Lakemont Park
2.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Landmark
Fort Roberdeau
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Altoona is a city in Blair County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is the principal city of the Altoona Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). The population was 46,320 at the time of the 2010 Census, making it the eleventh most populous city in Pennsylvania. The Altoona MSA includes all of Blair County and was recorded as having a population of 127,089 at the 2010 Census, around 100,000 of whom live within a 5mi radius of the Altoona city center according to U.S. Census ZIP Code population data. This includes the adjacent boroughs of Hollidaysburg and Duncansville, adjacent townships of Logan, Allegheny, Blair, Frankstown, Antis, and Tyrone, as well as nearby boroughs of Bellwood and Newry.Having grown around the railroad industry, the city is currently working to recover from industrial decline and urban decentralization experienced in recent decades. The city is home to the Altoona Curve baseball team of the Double A Eastern League, which is the affiliate of the Major League Baseball team Pittsburgh Pirates. It also houses the 75-plus-year-old Altoona Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Teresa Cheung. Prominent landmarks include the Horseshoe Curve, the Railroaders Memorial Museum, the Juniata Shops of the Altoona Works, the Mishler Theatre, the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, and the Jaffa Shrine Center. Add Altoona and other United States destinations to your travel plans using our United States day trip planner.

Side trips from Altoona

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State Park
Ohiopyle State Park Ohiopyle
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
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Educational Site
Penn State University State College
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Climbing Tour
Climbing Tours Ohiopyle
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
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Theme Park
Idlewild & SoakZone Ligonier
3.3
Duration: 8 hours

Hidden gems in Altoona

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Factory Outlet
Boyer Candy Factory Outlet
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes
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History Museum
Castle Halloween Museum
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Factory Outlet
Benzel Pretzel Outlet
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
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Children’s Museum
Quaint Corner Children's Discovery Center
3.2
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Altoona

Museums in Altoona

History Museum
Blair County Historical Society
2.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

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