Visit one or more of the Pennsylvania tourist attractions located in the county on a fun vacation getaway.
You’ll find there are lots of things to do in Pennsylvania in this area of the state.
This is another area of the state where history abounds.
You’ll find a lot of nice museums here.
Railroading buffs will love the area as the Keystone State’s railroad history can be explored in different landmarks around the county.
Have fun exploring and sight seeing!
3419 Oak Lane
Altoona PA 16602
Tues-Sun 1-4:30 PM Memorial Day to Labor Day
Mid April to Memorial Day Sat-Sun 1-4:30 PM
Tours are also given at Halloween and Christmas
Elias Baker (an ironmaster) and his wife and children moved into the mansion in 1849 at its completion. The architecture is Greek Revival.
Items on display include memorabilia from the Civil War, WWI and WWII, furnishings, railroad memorabilia and other artifacts.
Benzel’s Pretzel Outlet
5200 Sixth Ave
Tues-Fri 9 AM-5 PM, Sat 10 AM-1 PM
Pretzel lovers will enjoy shopping the outlet store with its gift baskets and tins, delectable candy and other snack items.
There’s a caboose outside the store, stop and have your family’s picture taken by it and check out the flowers.
Boyer Candy Outlet
821 – 17th St
Mon-Fri 10 AM-6 PM, Saturday 10 AM-4 PM
Enjoy samples, purchase gift items, tins and baking ingredients.
Their candy includes Mallo Cups, Peanut Butter Cups, Smoothie Peanut Butter Cups and Peanut Butter & Chocolate Covered Pretzels.
Chimney Rocks Rd.
These beautiful limestone rock formations offer stately beauty in the county seat of Blair County.
The 120 perches offered Indian tribes the ability to view the surrounding area high atop the rocks.
There are picnic tables, pavilions, a lower lookout, and a lookout atop the rocks which you get to by climbing a trail that takes you to the top.
Legion Memorial Park
Beautiful park with picnic tables, plants, flowers, a waterfall, and kids’ playgrou
Gardners Candy Museum
30 West 10th St
Tyrone PA 16686
Mon-Sat 9:30 AM-9 PM, Sundays 1-9 PM
- Guided factory tours
- Includes reconstructed candy kitchen, memorabilia include utensils, molds and candy boxes
April-October Mon-Sat 10 AM-6 PM, Sundays 11 AM-6 PM
At this National Historic Landmark, ride the incline or walk up to the railroad tracks and observation deck for a great view of the mountains and the Curve.
The Curve allowed for train access through the very steep mountains when it opened in 1854.
The Visitor’s Center offers historic information and a gift shop. There are places for a picnic lunch.
The Jaffa Shrine
22nd Street and Broad Avenue
Altoona, PA 16601
You’ll love the stunning mid-eastern architecture inside the building.
It hosts civic events, concerts, banquets, and trade shows.
Also, sports, home and garden, and outdoor shows are held here throughout the year.
They host both indoor and outdoor events. The circus is held here every year in April along with a Pennsylvania International Beauty Pageant.
700 Park Ave
Altoona PA 16602
Open Memorial Day to Labor Day 11 AM-6 PM Sundays, 11 AM-9 PM Wed-Sat
Leap the Dips is the oldest roller coaster in the world. The wooden coaster is a National Historic Landmark.
The Wall That Heals Vietnam Memorial
James E Van Zandt VA Medical Cente
2907 Pleasant Valley Boulevard
Open all year daylight hours
Smaller replica of the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial in DC. The Wall has 58,000+ names.
Have fun visiting the Pennsylvania tourist attractions in this region!