Pennsylvania Tourist Attractions
Blair County PA

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!


Baker Mansion
3419 Oak Lane
Altoona PA 16602
814-942-3916
http://www.blairhistory.org/our_sites/Baker_Mansion.php

Pennsylvania tourist attractions green blue and tan Baker Mansion sign surrounded by green grass and Mansion Park in the background

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.

blue sign in the yard at Baker Mansion with fall leaves on the grass

Items on display include memorabilia from the Civil War, WWI and WWII, furnishings, railroad memorabilia and other artifacts.

Altoona PA Hotels

Benzel's Pretzel Outlet

5200 Sixth Ave
Altoona
814-942-5062
http://www.benzels.com

Benzels Pretzels outlet store maroon and white sign on green grass in Altoona PA

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
Altoona
814-944-9401
http://boyercandies.com

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

Chimney Rocks Rd.
Hollidaysburg


limestone rock formations at Chimney Rocks in Hollidaysburg PA with green grass and blue skies

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.

lower lookout at Chimney Rocks in Hollidaysburg overlooking the borough with buildings and houses, road, mountains, green fields and blue sky

Discovery Garden
Legion Memorial Park
Hollidaysburg

Beautiful park with picnic tables, plants, flowers, a waterfall, and kids' playground.

water cascading over rocks in Hollidaysburg garden
beautiful red and yellow flowers at Discovery Garden

Gardners Candy Museum
30 West 10th St
Tyrone PA 16686
814-684-0857

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

Horseshoe Curve

visiting the Horseshoe Curve in Altoona Pennsylvania standing beside a maroon sign saying Welcome to the World Famous Horseshoe Curve National Historic Landmark in white letters on green grass with a mountain backdrop

Altoona
http://www.railroadcity.com/altoona_horseshoe_curve/index.php

April-October Mon-Sat 10 AM-6 PM, Sundays 11 AM-6 PM

Horseshoe Curve Altoona PA sign surrounded by grass and red yellow and green mountains

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 Horseshoe Curve main building and gift shop with picnic tables in front on green grass and the overlook on top surrounded by trees
a train rounds the curve at the Horseshoe Curve on a rainy day
summer day at the Horseshoe Curve on the green grass with picnic tables and picnickers with green mountains in the background

The Jaffa Shrine
22nd Street and Broad Avenue
Altoona, PA 16601
http://www.jaffashrine.org

front of the Jaffa building in Altoona Pennsylvania

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.

Jaffa Shrine building with a shriner statue holding a child and three flags, one the American flag with blue sky overhead

Lakemont Park
700 Park Ave
Altoona PA 16602
800-434-8006
http://www.lakemontparkfun.com/history.html

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
Altoona
814-940-7759

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!






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