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Altoona (Pennsylvania)

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Altoona is a city in central Pennsylvania. Altoona was founded as a railroad town by the Pennsylvania Railroad as the site of their Altoona Works shops, and its history as a railroad town still shows in the town today despite the decline of the railroad and its eventual absorption into Penn Central, Conrail, and now Norfolk Southern.

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  • Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, 13th Avenue at 13th Street. A Roman Catholic cathedral
  • Horseshoe Curve. a famous railroad landmark just west of Altoona.
  • Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum. in downtown Altoona is a museum showing Altoona's history as a railroad town.


  • Altoona Curve Baseball, 1000 Park Avenue, 877-99-CURVE, [1]. Watch a live-action baseball team - up close and personal!
  • Lakemont Park & The Island WaterPark, 700 Park Avenue, 1-800-434-8006, [2]. Family Fun Park


  • Boyer Candies outlet store. The manufacturer of Mallo Cup and Smoothies peanut butter cups is located in Altoona and has an outlet store on site at their factory.
  • Logan Valley Mall, Route 220 & Goods Ln, (814) 944-6128.


  • Wong's Wok in the food court of the Logan Valley Mall, Route 220 & Goods Ln, (814) 944-6128.
  • Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, 2550 Plank Road Commons, (814) 942-7630.



  • Ramada Conference Center Altoona PA, I-99 Exit 31 Plank Rd, Rt. 220 and Plank Rd exit, Altoona, PA - 16601, 814-946-1631, [3].


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