- Our list of the best things to do in Altoona, Pennsylvania, features the top 37 nearby activities — including 16 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Altoona, PA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Museums & Galleries, Amusement, Entertainment & Shows, and Outdoor Places.
- The results below include the top 24 things to do within the city of Altoona, PA , followed by 13 popular activities in nearby cities, including Huntingdon and Portage
88% 420 votes
1300 Ninth Ave., Altoona, PA 16602 MoreLess Info
The Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum celebrates rail history in industrial America through an exploration of the Pennsylvania Railroad. Three floors of exhibits and educational films are available indoors, along with a gift shop and outdoor picnic area.
83% 721 votes
1300 Ninth Ave., Altoona, PA MoreLess Info
Horseshoe Curve National Historic Landmark showcases the unusual Horseshoe Curve, a three-track railroad engineering feat designed to make passage through the mountains possible. Ride up to the tracks via funicular, or walk up 194 stairs from the Visitor's Centre.
76% 34 votes
intersection of Goods Lane, Orchard Ave & Plank Rd, Altoona, PA 16601 MoreLess Info
Open since 1959, Holiday Bowl is a family bowling destination with 40 Brunswick lanes, a pro shop, black light and projection screens, and birthday party packages. Pool and video arcade are located on-site.
One of the oldest amusement parks in the US, Lakemont Park contains a range of classic rides for all ages including the world's oldest operating wooden roller coaster. A day pass includes the Island Water Park, with slides and splash amusements.
Altoona Community Theatre hosts dramatic productions by a local community theater group. The group holds open auditions, and stages a variety of shows from different genres and eras, using an all-volunteer cast and crew.
Altoona's Black & Gold Tavern is more than just a restaurant and bar, it's a place that offers a friendly atmosphere and nightlife entertainment. The tavern also hosts weekly karaoke nights, poker nights and pool tournaments.