Local Attractions

What To See in Altoona, PA

Altoona Grand Hotel is located in the heart of Central Pennsylvania, just 44 miles from State College, PA. You will find many special attractions and events throughout the year. We have highlighted just a few so you can find out more about what’s in store here in Central PA!

  • Altoona Curve Baseball at People’s Natural Gas Field The Altoona Grand Hotel is proud to be the Official Host Hotel for the Altoona Curve. Enjoy America’s favorite pastime watching the Pittsburgh Pirates affiliate baseball team, the Altoona Curve, at PNG Field.
  • Altoona Symphony Orchestra The Altoona Symphony Orchestra has gained recognition for its musical diversity by performing both classical and popular works featuring talented local artists and nationally acclaimed musicians. The Altoona Grand Hotel is proud to be the Official Host Hotel for the Altoona Symphony Orchestra.
  • Baker Mansion Stop by and learn about Blair County history at the historic (and haunted) Baker Mansion.
  • Beaver Stadium Events Make a trip to Happy Valley to see the Penn State Nittany Lions take on a number of loved and hated collegiate football teams.
  • Blue Knob All Seasons Resort
  • Bryce Jordan Center Events Enjoy the Nittany Lions take on opposing collegiate teams in both men’s and women’s basketball as well as touring musical artists.
  • Burgi’s Back Nine
  • Canoe Creek State Park Enjoy the natural outdoors at the only local State Park in the area. Canoe Creek offers fishing, hiking, bird watching, log cabin rentals, boat rentals, educational classes about nature & animals, and more!
  • Delgrosso’s Amusement Park Get away for a day at Delgrosso’s Amusement Park. Enjoy rides, games, and arcade, water park and delicious food.
    Vacation Package: Family of 3 – One night stay plus 3 All Day Fun Passes $145.00 – Family of 4 – One night stay plus 4 All Day Fun Passes $165.00 Customers receive tickets at a discounted rate • Packages are non-refundable • To redeem Delgrosso’s Package, customers must speak with Kouri, Monday-Friday; 814-946-1631
  • Fort Roberdeau Visit Fort Roberdeau, located on the outskirts of Altoona, to learn about the Revolutionary War days.
  • Horseshoe Curve Visit the historic Horseshoe Curve to learn about the railroad history while enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Allegheny Mountains.
  • Indian Caverns Enjoy a tour of the Indian Caverns, located beneath a foothill of Tussey Mountain. You will see Ordovician limestone that was deposited about 405 million years ago.
  • Iron Masters Country Club
  • Johnstown Flood Museum Learn about the history of Johnstown and the Great Flood that occurred in 1889.
  • Lakemont Park Enjoy a nice time at our local amusement park playing games, getting on rides, and cooling off in the water park.
  • Lincoln Caverns Where Science, Discovery, and Adventure are Naturally Fun!
  • Mishler Theatre Enjoy a performance at the historic Mishler Theatre, located in downtown Altoona.
  • Park Hills Country Club
  • Penn’s Cave Enjoy an all-water tour through a limestone cavern entirely on boat.
  • Penn State Sports Museum Come see the history of Penn State Sports and experience the true legends who donned Blue & White.
  • Prince Gallitzin State Park Enjoy fishing, hiking, camping, boating and more in the natural outdoors at Prince Gallitzin State Park.
  • Railroaders Museum Explore the railroad history of Altoona at the Railroaders Museum. You will learn about Altoona history, view old railroad artifacts, and might even be able to see a ghost.
  • Quaint Corner Children’s Museum Altoona’s Children’s Museum and Discovery Center
  • Rails-to-Trails of Central PA Converted railroad corridors perfect for family recreation
  • Raystown Lake Enjoy camping, biking, hiking, fishing, boating, lodging and more at Raystown Lake, located here in the Alleghenies.
  • Rock Run Recreation Area The Premier ATV Recreation Park East of the Mississippi.
  • Scotch Valley Country Club
  • Seldom Seen Valley Coal Mine Experience a tour of this unique, small-scale mining site.
  • Sinking Valley Country Club
  • The Swigart Museum Visit the Swigart Museum to learn about the history of the American Automobile.
  • Sylvan Hills