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Things to do in Cambria County

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Entertainment
“Trains travel this track that goes in a "horseshoe" thereby getting its name”
  • 4 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Historical site about our local area. Shows the fascinating ingenuity of local peoples during times when there was no technology to “help”!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Nature
“You will find hiking trails, biking trails, horse trails, hunting and fishing with licenses. The ski area is part of Blue Knob State Park.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
History Museum
  • 3 locals recommend
Museum
“World Famous Horseshoe Curve is an engineering feat. A must see for train enthusiasts and history buffs. Make sure you stop at the Railroaders Museum in Altoona as well.+”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Gastro-Pub style restaurant with Amazing food and drinks! Outdoor seating area! Live entertainment!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Park
  • 2 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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  • 3 locals recommend
Premise
“Altoona's claim to fame is its railroad history. This museum explains the city's connection to the Pennsylvania Railroad. The museum hosts a summer concert series, featuring one concert per week. Just across the street from where you're staying.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Looking for an excellent cup of java or a fabulous cuppa tea? Slide on in to the Clay Cup. Pastries and soups also available. The Clay Cup is also a pottery and painting studio, so check out its Facebook page to see if there's a class that you'd like to take while you're in town.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Movie Theatre
“Inexpensive and great fun for the whole family. Double feature for only $5 each!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Lodging
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If Panera was local and more creative that would be EDG. Breakfasts are amazing (recommend eggs benedict or french toast). Falafel sandwich, turkey rachel and grilled cheese variants are favorites”
  • 1 local recommends
University
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Italian Restaurant
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Gastro-Pub style restaurant with Amazing food and drinks! Outdoor seating area! Live entertainment!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If Panera was local and more creative that would be EDG. Breakfasts are amazing (recommend eggs benedict or french toast). Falafel sandwich, turkey rachel and grilled cheese variants are favorites”
  • 1 local recommends
Pub
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
“Bold is where you go when you're celebrating and you want something special.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner. Bar is open until 2 am. This place is famous for being haunted!!”
  • 2 locals recommend

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