The City of Altoona, PA
Altoona is a popular city in the state of Pennsylvania with a total of 46,287 residents living there. Altoona is ranked as the tenth most populated city in Pennsylvania and the 697th most populated city in the United States, and is located in Blair County.There are several family restaurants in or near Altoona, including Mcdonald's, Angela's Eatery, Aldo's Place, Finelli's Italian Villa and Kentucky Fried Chicken. For a larger selection of Altoona restaurants select our Restaurants tab above. Visitors and residents can enjoy nearby Altoona Museums, Golf Courses and/or Amusement Parks, including the Railroaders Memorial Museum, Lakemont Park, Greenwood Golf Course, DelGrosso's Amusement Park and Horseshoe Curve. For a more complete list of attractions in or around the city of Altoona please click on the Attractions tab above. The following 3 airports are located in or near Altoona:
- Altoona Blair County Airport (AOO)
- John Murtha Johnstown - Cambria County Airport (JST)
- Philipsburg Mid-State Airport (PSB)
Altoona, Pennsylvania Climate and WeatherIn the month of January, Altoona experiences an average high temperature of 35 degrees Fahrenheit. Low temperaturs in January are usually about 18 degrees with an average rainfall of 2.79 inches. The seasonal climate varies in Altoona with daytime temperatures averaging 79 degrees in the summer, and 37 degrees in the winter months. Visitors can also expect Altoona to receive an average of 2.78 inches of rainfall per/month during winter months and 3.77 inches of rainfall per/month in the summer months. The temperature has been known to get as high as 99 degrees in the summer and as low as -20 degrees in the winter so visitors planning a vacation to Altoona should check the weather forecast to determine proper attire prior to departure. Spring and Fall bring average daytime temperatures of 62 degrees, and nighttime lows of 40.
Altoona, Pennsylvania Attractions
1Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site - Gallitzin,
The Allegheny Portage Railroad was the first railroad constructed through the Allegheny Mountains in central Pennsylvania. It was a series of 10 inclines, about 36 miles long, and operated from 1834 to 1854. It connected two canal divisions of the Main Line of Public Works of the Pennsylvania Canal from Johnstown on the west to Hollidaysburg on the east, thus allowing continuous barge traffic between the Ohio and the Susquehanna rivers.
2Appledale Public Golfing - Ebensburg,
The Appledale Public Golfing is a 9 hole public golf course in Cambria County Pennsylvania. Built in 1966, this Ebensburg course designed by L. R. Kimball is open apr 15 to nov 1. Tee times are accepted by calling the pro shop at 814-472-6080. The golf course dress code is as follows: No dress code.
Address: 706 SW St, Ebensburg, PA 15931
3Blue Knob Golf Club - Claysburg,
The Blue Knob Golf Club is a 9 hole public golf course in Blair County Pennsylvania. Built in 1974, this Claysburg course designed by Ferdinand Garbin is open apr 15 to oct 31. Tee times are accepted up to 365 days in advance and the pro shop phone number for reservations is 814-239-5111. The golf course dress code is as follows: Shirt and shoes required.
Address: Blue Knob Recreation Area, Claysburg, PA 16625
4Chetremon Golf Course - Cherry Tree,
The Chetremon Golf Course is a 9 hole public golf course in Indiana County Pennsylvania. Built in 1910, this Cherry Tree course is open all year. Tee times are accepted by calling the pro shop at 814-743-6205. The golf course dress code is as follows: Shirt and shoes required.
Address: Route 219 N Rd 1, Cherry Tree, PA 15724
5DelGrosso's Amusement Park - Tipton,
DelGrosso's Amusement Park is a family-oriented amusement park that is situated in Tipton, Pennsylvania, a northern suburb of Altoona, Pennsylvania. The park was purchased by the DelGrosso family in 1946 and was named "Bland's Park" until 2000. In 2000, the DelGrosso family decided to change its name to "DelGrosso's Amusement Park." The park is known for its family-friendly ride line-up, food and games as well as free parking and admission.
6East Broad Top Railroad - Rockhill Furnace,
The East Broad Top Railroad and Coal Company is a heritage railroad headquartered in Rockhill Furnace, Pennsylvania, 19 miles north of Interstate 76 and 11 miles south of U.S. Route 22, the William Penn Highway. The railroad operates excursion trains on a seasonal schedule.
7Grandview Golf Course - Grampian,
The Grandview Golf Course is an 18 hole public golf course in Clearfield County Pennsylvania. Built in 1978, this Grampian course designed by James Harrison is open apr 1 to nov 15. Tee times are accepted up to 7 days in advance and the pro shop phone number for reservations is 814-236-3669. The golf course dress code is as follows: No tank tops or cutoffs.
Address: Route 729, Grampian, PA 16833
8Greenwood Golf Course - Altoona,
The Greenwood Golf Course is a 9 hole public golf course in Blair County Pennsylvania. Built in 1964, this Altoona course designed by Roy Wagner is open apr 1 to nov 1. Tee times are accepted by calling the pro shop at 814-942-0898. The golf course dress code is as follows: No dress code.
Address: 1830 E Pleasant Valley Blvd, Altoona, PA 16602
9Horseshoe Curve - Altoona,
Horseshoe Curve is a famous railroad horseshoe curve in central Pennsylvania, near Altoona in the US. Called an "engineering marvel", it was completed in 1854 by the Pennsylvania Railroad. It was later used by the Penn Central, then Conrail, and is currently owned and operated by the Norfolk Southern Railway.
10Johnstown Flood National Memorial - South Fork,
Johnstown Flood National Memorial commemorates the about 2,200 people who died in the Johnstown Flood of 1889, caused by a break in the South Fork Dam. Clara Barton successfully led the American Red Cross in its first disaster relief effort. The memorial is located at 733 Lake Road near South Fork, Pennsylvania, about 10 miles northeast of Johnstown. The memorial preserves the remains of the dam and portions of the former Lake Conemaugh bed.
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Altoona, Pennsylvania Restaurants
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