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Altoona overview

Altoona is a budget-friendly place distinct for its sports and known for its amusement park and casinos. Sports fans will enjoy football and baseball, and everyone can enjoy Altoona's museums and university spirit. Take in some of the area's local culture at Railroaders Memorial Museum and Quaint Corner Children's Discovery Center. Check out local attractions like Baker Mansion and Peoples Natural Gas Field. A family-friendly area, Altoona also has something for everyone.

Where to stay in Altoona

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Altoona has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Altoona with by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Altoona hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Altoona hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Altoona

Fly in to Altoona, PA (AOO-Blair County), 15.8 mi (25.4 km) from downtown Altoona. Johnstown, PA (JST-John Murtha Johnstown - Cambria County) is the next closest major airport, 26.6 mi (42.7 km) away. Altoona Station is the closest train station.

What to see around Altoona

Known for its amusement park, the area has sights especially popular with families like:
  • • Lakemont Park and the Island Waterpark
  • • DelGrosso's Amusement Park
  • • Lincoln Caverns and Whisper Rocks
The area's local highlights include its museums and places like:
  • • Railroaders Memorial Museum
  • • Quaint Corner Children's Discovery Center
  • • Gallitzin Tunnels Park and Museum
  • • Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site
  • • Cresson Area Heritage Park
Some recommended attractions include:
  • • Baker Mansion
  • • Peoples Natural Gas Field
  • • Galactic Ice
  • • Holiday Bowl
  • • Horseshoe Curve National Historic Landmark

When to visit Altoona

If you're still deciding when to visit, here are the seasonal norms to help you plan:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 53°F day, 20°F night
  • April-June: 80°F day, 34°F night
  • July-September: 82°F day, 46°F night
  • October-December: 66°F day, 20°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 7.36 inches
  • April-June: 10.35 inches
  • July-September: 9.72 inches
  • October-December: 8.23 inches