Build Your Blair County Bucket List

From Amusement & Water Parks, Outdoor & Indoor Recreation, Theatrical Productions to Railroad Attractions, find unique adventures that you can only experience when visiting Blair County.

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Laguna Splash Water Park

Cool off at America's only Italian themed water park, Laguna Splash.






New ImageLakemont Park 
It’s not every day you get a chance to ride a National Historic Landmark. Built back in 1902, Leap the Dips is the oldest wooden roller coaster in the world and still just as fun as the day it opened.  Lakemont Park is also great for bringing people together with two brand new unique mini-golf courses for the kids and the grown-ups, batting cages, basketball courts, and sand volleyball courts.














New ImageHorseshoe Curve National Historic Landmark
Get a front row seat at the world famous Horseshoe Curve National Historic Landmark. One of the World's most incredible engineering feats. Ride the funicular or walk 194 beautiful landscaped steps to the tracks to view the trains. On-site Visitors Center has interpretive displays & a gift shop filled with souvenirs.












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America's only interactive Railroaders Museum: film, museum, gift shop, lobby show. Test your knowledge of the PRR. You don't have to be a rail fan to love this museum! http://www.railroadcity.com/












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Discover the Western most Revolutionary War site at Fort Roberdeau.  A 230-acre park with nature trails, exhibits, a picnic area and tours of the reconstructed Revolutionary War 1778 lead mine fort. The maintained trails are ideal for families with young children. They take you through the wooded forest, past an open meadow and to a small sinkhole. There is no cost to explore the grounds. Tours of the fort are available for a minimal cost.









New ImageLimestone Kilns, Canoe Creek State Park

Chosen by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and its Bureau of Parks as one of "Twenty Must-See Pennsylvania State Parks”. The park offers 12 miles of trails. They take you through forests, wetlands and along the lakeshore. One popular trail is the Limestone Loop. This 1.2 mile trail is rated as easy and follows the old railroad grade to the Blair Limestone Company Kilns used during the 1900s.

The kiln structures have remained as one of the park’s main features. Like many of the park’s trails, it’s a great trail for sighting woodland birds and wildflowers. Canoe Creek State Park is on the path followed by numerous species of migratory birds including waterfowlbald eagles and ospreys. The wetlands provide habitat for birds like the bluebirdoriolered-winged blackbird and the brown thrasher.













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A trail sought out by those interested in an outdoor adventure related to railroad history. Much of the Lower Trail was part of the original towpath of the Pennsylvania Main Line Canal which operated in the 1800s. At the end of the canal era, the Pennsylvania Railroad began using the property. Eventually the railroad abandoned the land. It then became a unique place for recreational use and was opened to the public as The Lower Trail. The family friendly trail is nearly 17 miles and invites users on a trip through nature and history. Trailheads are called “Stations” because when the railroad ran, there were station stops at these locations. Along the trail there are remnants of the canal era, including remains of locks, foundations of lock tenders’ houses, and the historical Mt. Etna iron plantation area. Portions of the trail run along the Juniata River where there are parts of massive concrete rock crushers from abandoned stone quarries.










New ImageAltoona Curve Baseball
A Class 'AA' affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Join us for an affordable, fun-filled time of family-style entertainment while watching some of the best young prospects in baseball. http://www.altoonacurve.com/










New ImageBaker Mansion
1849 Greek Revival Mansion. Originally home to Ironmaster Elias Baker and his family, now home of the Blair County Historical Society. Period rooms & Historical Exhibits. Call to verify tour hours & special events. http://www.blairhistory.org/









New ImageGardners Candies
Try the famous Peanut Butter Meltaway from Gardners Candies. Gardners Candies located in downtown Tyrone features the finest homemade chocolates, an old fashioned ice cream parlour, and a unique candy museum.










New ImageSlinky Factory
Take your photo in front of the factory where the popular toy Slinky was made.









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Altoona, Blair County offers a number of award-winning lodging options. Many of our hotels have swimming pools, on-site dining options, free onsite parking, and hotels are easily accessible from Interstate 99. For more information where to stay, www.explorealtoona.com