Altoona has a rich railroad heritage and is now home to many railroad attractions as well as a variety of cultural experiences. Downtown features the historical Mishler Theatre, a summer farmers market, a heritage center and local treasures that include one of the townís local candy makers, Boyer Candy.
Bellwood & Tyrone offer a variety of experiences rich in Blair County's history. Museums and mansions feature the history of the towns. Both offer that small town charm with shops and restaurants. You can also enjoy numerous special events throughout the year.
Hollidaysburg is the county seat of Blair County. The center of the town is referred to as "The Diamond". This area is where parades, festivals and other celebrations are held. The famous toy Slinky is manufactured in the town by Poof-Slinky, Inc. Both Hollidaysburg and Duncansville are home to numerous antique shops.
Explore the countryside of Blair County by taking a drive through Martinsburg & Roaring Spring. Here you'll find numerous produce markets, greenhouses and rural family farms. The area is rich in agriculture.