Things We Did In Altoona, Pennsylvania

Altoona, Pennsylvania is a surprisingly fantastic travel destination. During a recent trip to the area, my family found several great things to do in and near Altoona.  

DelGrosso’s Amusement Park 

DelGrosso’s is located in Tipton, Pennsylvania. This small amusement park has free admission, so guests that do not want to ride can walk around without paying to get in. They have the option to pay per ride or to buy an all-day pass. We bought our passes ahead of time and enjoyed unlimited rides and access to the beautiful Laguna Splash waterpark for just under $27 a piece.  

DelGrosso’s has a decent selection of rides, but my five-year-old is small for her age, so there were not that many rides that interested her. The kid rides looked like a lot of fun, but they were not her thing. We did enjoy it overall, but we would like to visit again once she is a little taller so that she can ride more.  

Fort Roberdeau 

Fort Roberdeau was having an event during our visit, so I added it to our list of things to do on our trip. It is a small recreated fort from the Revolutionary War. The staff was all very friendly. The gift shop is very reasonably priced! The actual fort was torn down centuries ago, but the rebuilt Fort Roberdeau offers a look into what life was like in the region during that historical time period. It was out in the middle of nowhere, but if you enjoy visiting historical sites, it is worth visiting.  

Canal Basin Park 

Canal Basin Park in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania is a really cool little park. The unique playground is designed to look like a canal boat. It is located along a portion of the Pennsylvania Canal and features recreations of the locks that once existed where the park is now. There are signs that offer information about the canal’s impact on the area.  

Lakemont Park 

Lakemont Park is the attraction that brought us to Altoona. It is definitely the most unusual small amusement park I’ve ever been to. It is located right next to the city’s minor league baseball stadium and nestled behind a bunch of buildings that looked like they contained medical buildings, offices, and some stores. This amusement park is most known for Leap-the-Dips, the oldest rollercoaster in the world, but that was unfortunately closed during our trip. We did get to ride the Skyliner, which is also fairly old, seven or eight times. This park had no lines at all! We got the unlimited ride pass for just under $20 a person, which was a great deal. Just the rollercoaster would have been $3 per ride, so we certainly got our money’s worth. The pass includes all the rides, go-carts, and mini golf. The park also has batting cages, but those were not included in the pass.  

Tilt Studio 

Tilt Studio is located inside the Logan Valley Mall. The mall itself could be considered a dead mall, but Tilt is very well maintained. They have a wide selection of games. The young man working there was very friendly and had a lot of patience with my daughter, who struggled to pick out her prizes from the large selection. They also had mini golf, laser tag, mini bowling, and bumper cars.  

My family and I only had two days to explore the Altoona area, but I would love to visit again. Have you ever been to any of the places I mentioned in this post? If so, please leave a comment and let me know about your experience! I’d also love if you joined my Facebook group and posted a few pictures of your travels!  

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