Things to do in ALTOONA with kids

Pennsylvania is FILLED with fascinating history and culture. After all - it is the state where the country became the United States! Pretty amazing!

So…get the kids immersed in the history! Independence National Historical Park is the perfect place to start. They can go back to the 1700s with Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation, or become a coal miner with Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine! 

Of course there is also the Gettysburg National Military Park. An eye opening experience.

It’s also the state of rich culture. The Amish Village is a fascinating look into a traditional way of life, as is A is for Amish Buggy Rides.

Attractions that are fun as well as educational? Look no further! There are so many museums that let kids get hands-on experiences…like Hands-On House, the Johnstown Children’s Museum and the aptly named Please Touch Museum! We love that!

Stunning state parks filled with activities, adventure sports for those active kids, steam engine rides, farms, camping and so much snow fun are waiting to be explored in this state overflowing with fun things to do with kids.  And we hold these truths to be self-evident!

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  • Railroaders Memorial Museum

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    Altoona

    Kids can go back in time with exhibits and artifacts of railroad history, particularly that of the Pennsylvania Railroad.

  • Lakemont Park

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    (3 miles) Altoona

    Over 30 rides and attractions, as well as go-karts, golf course and a water park, including the WORLD's oldest roller coaster!

  • Slinky Action Zone

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    (6 miles) Duncansville

    Kids can spend the day with a great range of Pay and Play options under one roof, from Bumper Cars and indoor play to laser tag, bounce house and an arcade!

  • DelGrossos Amusement Park

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    (9 miles) Tipton

    Family theme park AND water park fun with over 30 rides, as well as a mini golf course and amazing food!

  • Blue Knob All Seasons Resort

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    (16 miles) Claysburg

    Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from age 4 years; 5 green runs and 9 blue available. Snow tubing, Nastar Racing and other activities also available.

  • Hemlock Hideaway Campground

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    (20 miles) James Creek

    83 acres of wooded privacy and pristine beauty in Pennsylvania, with this family campground nestled in nature at it's finest!

  • Shavers Creek Environmental Center

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    (27 miles) Petersburg

    Take time to explore our Discovery Rooms, tour the Raptor Center, walk the network of trails and boardwalk over the wetlands at the inflow of Lake Perez, and visit our gardens and bird feeder areas.

  • Windber Coal Heritage Center

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    (30 miles) Windber

    The Windber Coal Heritage Center describes not only the life of the miner below ground but also above ground. Learn how the miners worked 12 hours underground and pick up mining equipment

  • The Johnstown Childrens Museum

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    (31 miles) Johnstown

    A fun children's museum that allows kids to learn through play! With exhibits and activities on geography, history, creative arts, and storytelling.

  • Tussey Mountain

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    (38 miles) Boalsburg

    Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 3 years, offering 30% green runs, plus tubing, terrain park and a fantastic range of summer activities.

  • Fort Ligonier

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    (48 miles) Ligonier

    A modern museum and a fully reconstructed/restored fortification within the current property limits. Lots of family events throughout the year.

  • Idlewild Park

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    (49 miles) Ligonier

    Theme and water park fun with Idlewild Park - with seven themed areas. Family fun in the third oldest theme park in the entire country!

  • Caddie Shak

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    (53 miles) E Donegal

    Kiddies Rides, batting cages, bumper boats, go carts, mini golf - 50 acres of fun

  • Buttonwood Campground

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    (55 miles) Mifflintown

    A family friendly camping experience on the beautiful Juniata River Valley in Central Pennsylvania. Some sites with direct river access! Great activities for kids, including carnivals!

  • Hidden Valley Resort

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    (56 miles) Hidden Valley

    Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 3 years, offering 9 green runs and 14 blue, plus lift serviced tubing hill and three terrain training parks for varying abilities.

  • Living Treasures Animal Park

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    (58 miles) Jones Mills

    Over 3,000 animals in this stunning Pennsylvania animal park, representing 50 different species. Kids can enjoy unique animal interactions, including holding and feeding them!

  • Whitetail Resort

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    (59 miles) Mercersburg

    Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 4, offering 7 green runs, plus 2 lift serviced tubing hills and 3 terrain parks.

  • Sea Base Family Fun Center

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    (61 miles) Greensburg

    Two multi level adventure climbing structures with toddler zone, laser tag, mini golf, arcade and land train.

  • Berkeley Springs State Park

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    (63 miles) Berkeley Springs

    Berkeley Springs State Park is located in the center of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. The Bathhouse first opened in 1930. Since then, thousands have enjoyed the variety of baths and treatments in ...

  • Constitution Park

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    (63 miles) Cumberland

    A great little Maryland park with playgrounds, a pool, museum and special events!

  • Colors Birthday Party Center

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    (66 miles) Jeannette

    An awesome fully computerized hi-tech and hi-energy Birthday Party Center that specialize in dance and game birthday parties for kids!

  • Fort Frederick State Park

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    (66 miles) Big Pool

    offers an extensive colonial era experience, with restored barracks and fort buildings; fishing, boating and hiking opportunities on the rivers plus a traditional adventure playground.

  • Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park - Mill Run

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    (68 miles) Mill Run

    A fun packed high end campsite where you can enjoy the rides, go swimming, or even hang out with Yogi and his friends!

  • Raymond B Winter State Park

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    (71 miles) Mifflinburg

    Featuring a swimming beach, fishing and adventure play plus hiking and biking trails for the summer; ice fishing, snow mobiling and cross country skiing in the winter.

  • Crabapple Pool

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    (71 miles) Herminie

    A fun community pool with a 25m main pool, 2 diving boards and a small slide. Also offer a toddler and baby wading pool with sand toys.

  • Yogi Bears Jellystone Park

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    (72 miles) Williamsport

    Exciting family resort great for a day, a weekend or for vacation campers. Beach entry pool with 400ft waterslides, Yogi Bear, mini golf, an outdoor movie theatre, pedal karts, laser tag and plenty ...

  • Land of Little Horses

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    (74 miles) Gettysburg

    Get up close and personal with our famous namesake miniature horses and their farm animal friends. Races, Displays, and Special Events are sure to delight the kids and "kids at heart".

  • Liberty Mountain Resort

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    (75 miles) Fairfield

    Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 3, with one third territory for each level of ability. Plus two lift serviced tubing hills including a toddler one, and terrain park.

  • Austin Campground at Nelson Run

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    (75 miles) Austin

    Lots of fun for the whole family

  • Galaxy Skateland

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    (76 miles) Martinsburg

    Make your big day one to remember with the soccer and basketball themed parties. Loads of fun for the family, entertainment and play for hours!!

  • Paulus Farm Market

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    (76 miles) Mechanicsburg

    Friendly farm animals to pet and feed year-round. Huge pick-your-own flower field in the summer months. Group tours and birthday parties. u-pick pumpkins, pumpkin chunkin' cannon, hayrides, maze, ...

  • Wonderment Puppet Theatre

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    (77 miles) Martinsburg

    Offering a weekend treat for kids and traditionalists, classic family puppet theatre with additional hands on puppet exhibits for the kids to play with. Weekend and holiday shows.

  • Kennywood

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    (78 miles) West Mifflin

    Theme park fun in Pennsylvania for the whole family with traditional roller coasters, as well as thrill rides and water rides! Cool!

  • Explore & More Childrens Museum

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    (78 miles) Gettysburg

    Explore & More is a Hands-on Children's Museum dedicated to providing challenging, educational experiences targeted at the education and growth of young children.

  • American Civil War Wax Museum

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    (78 miles) Gettysburg

    The American Civil War Museum brings history "back to life" Located in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, our museum is an educational and inspiring experience for families or tour groups of all ages. The ...