About Altoona

About Altoona PA

Get to Know Us

Located in the heart of the emerging I-99 Innovation Corridor, Altoona offers many historic attractions and cultural experiences.

Downtown Altoona is home to the nationally recognized Railroaders Memorial Museum, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, the Altoona Heritage Discovery Center, Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, the Jaffa Shrine Center, and the historic Mishler Theatre.

The city is also home to the Altoona Curve baseball team, a Double A affiliate of the Major League Baseball team Pittsburgh Pirates.

Shopping and Dining

From local favorite, Texas Hot Dogs to award winning restaurant, Bill Sell's Bold, Downtown Altoona offers an ever growing variety of shopping and dining experiences.

Arts and Culture

As a vibrant arts and cultural community, Altoona is home to the Allegheny Ballet, the Altoona Symphony Orchestra, the Altoona Community Theatre, and the Southern Alleghenies Musuem of Art.

PSU Altoona Campus

The PSU Altoona Devorris Downtown Center is home to the University’s Continuing Education and Training program, attracting individuals representing diverse demographics to the heart of the city.

Nationally Recognized Healthcare

UPMC Altoona provides exceptional health care to Blair County and surrounding areas and offers an array of specialized programs and services. UPMC Altoona joined UPMC in July 2013.