- The list below includes 27 free or cheap things to do in or near Altoona, Pennsylvania, including 41 different types of inexpensive activities like Bowling, Historic Sites, Movie Theaters and Bars.
- From Peoples Natural Gas Field to Horseshoe Curve National Historic Landmark, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Altoona and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Huntingdon and Portage.
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.
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Baker Mansion, Altoona, PA 16601 MoreLess Info
Baker Mansion Blair County Historical Society preserves the history of Blair County and takes an active role in saving and interpreting the region's heritage through education. They currently offer diverse levels of educational programs, lectures, reenactments and publications.
Once occupied in the 1770s, Fort Roberdeau Historic Site features a variety of reconstructed log buildings that visitors can explore. The fort also hosts an annual reenactment event where actors dress up as Colonial era soldiers.
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.
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.
63% 27 votes
2000 Union Avenue, Altoona, PA 16601 MoreLess Info
Quaint Corner Children's Discovery Center stands to inspire creative thought in youthful minds and to foster and appreciation of art, science and history. The center offers hands-on exhibits that include a veterinary room, a marketplace, a drama stage and more.