Things to do in Altoona with kids

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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
(3 Miles)
Altoona
Lakemont Park is home to over 30 rides and attractions, including the Island Waterpark, two rollercoasters, Go-Kart track, the kids Mini-Indy Go-Karts, Spins'n Grins Kiddieland, an 18 hole minature golf course, arcade, games, delicious All-American a...
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!
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.
James creek
Nestled on the side of Bunn Mountain, only 1 mile from Raystown Lake is our secluded Hemlock Hideaway Campground. Come experience over 83 acres of wooded privacy and pristine beauty. The campground facilities allow for a relaxed family camping atmosp...
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
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
Johnstown
Allows children to learn through play about Johnstown's geography, history, culture and industry. Plus regular special events offering storytelling, puppet shows, creative arts, and more.
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
(48 Miles)
Ligonier
A modern museum and a fully reconstructed/restored fortification within the current property limits. Lots of family events throughout the year.
Caddie Shak
(53 Miles)
E Donegal
Kiddies Rides, batting cages, bumper boats, go carts, mini golf - 50 acres of fun
Mexico
Buttonwood Campground offers family camping at its finest in the beautiful Juniata River Valley of Central Pennsylvania. One of the region’s newest campgrounds, we feature large, level sites – both back in and pull-thru – with 50-amp electric s...
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.
Donegal
Living Treasures is a wonderful setting for a great family experience! The large petting zoo is the thrill of the day for young visitors, while the exotic animals fascinate young and old alike.
Mercersburg
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 4, offering 7 green runs, plus 2 lift serviced tubing hills and 3 terrain parks.
Greensburg
Two multi level adventure climbing structures with toddler zone, laser tag, mini golf, arcade and land train.
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 the warm mineral waters that flow from the springs...
Jeannette
An awesome fully computerized hi-tech and hi-energy Birthday Party Center that specialize in dance and game birthday parties for kids!
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.
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!
Hagerstown
Chuck E. Cheese's features age appropriate games, rides, prizes, food and entertainment that children of all ages from toddlers to big kids will love.
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
(71 Miles)
Herminie
Features a 25m main pool with 2 diving boards and a small slide. They also offer a toddler and baby wading pool with sand toys and cups.
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 of led activities besides.
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".
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
Lots of fun for the whole family
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!!
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, hay play with giant slide and covered fall fun fort...
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.
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.
Kennywood
(78 Miles)
West Mifflin
Kennywood has a lot of modern rides mixed with traditional rollercoasters - rollercoasters, waterrides, thrillrides and lots of rides for smaller people. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Pennsylv...
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 museum is a "must" see for all visitors to Gettysbu...
Alpaca Farm
(78 Miles)
York Springs
We are a family run Alpaca Farm located in the heart of South Central Pennsylvania. We Always Welcome Farm Visits. Just Contact Us to Set Up a Time! Alpacaholic Acres is located in York Springs, Pennsylvania, just minutes from Harrisburg or Gettysbu...
Gettysburg
A fascinating way for kids to learn about the turning point in the Civil War, and the inspiration for Lincoln's Immortal "Gettysburg Address" - the battle site of Gettysburg.
Halifax
Enjoy going round the wildlife park feeding animals out of hand - they also have monkeys bears and an enjoyable safari ride round the park. One of the many good family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Pennsylvania.
Gettysburg
offers 2 differing 18 Hole Mini Golf Courses, bounce houses and 2 exciting Go Kart Race Tracks.
Thurmont
With 25 miles of hiking trails winding through both Catoctin Mountain Park and Cunningham Falls State Park a variety of experiences are available. The roads of the Park offer scenic driving all year; amping, picnicking, wildlife viewing, fly-fishing,...
Fort Necessity
(79 Miles)
Wharton
Talks, tours, and historic weapons demonstrations can be found around the visitor centre, plus outdoor exhibits around historically significant areas. An informative and interesting visit.
Sharpsburg
Joining a Ranger program, driving, hiking, and biking are just a few of the ways to experience the battlefield. Start at the park visitor center which includes two films, exhibits and a museum store.
Pittsburgh Zoo
(80 Miles)
Pittsburgh
The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is home to thousands of amazing animals representing more than four hundred species, including 22 threatened or endangered species. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids...
Harrisburg
A fun, creative and imaginative space where kids aged 2 - 5 can enjoy exciting Pennsylvania themed hands-on exhibits - their own museum within a museum!
Pittsburgh
15 different waterslides, or travel the lazy river on an innertube - check out all the great rides on the weblink. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Pennsylvania
Dillsburg
Enjoy farming fun with wagon rides, farm stands, corn maze and pedal karts!
Harrisburg
Located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts is the mid-states premier center for arts, education, entertainment and cultural enrichment. Composed of three main venues — Sunoco Performance Theater, Select Medical IM...
Thurmont
Get stalked by a tiger, jaguar or lion and live to tell the tale. Feel the breath of a bear, follow a fallow deer, or tickle a tortoise. Hand-feed goats, sheep, donkeys, llamas, ducks and other curious creatures in the petting area.
Pittsburgh
Two museums for the price of one! Dinosaurs are just the beginning at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, where scientific discovery comes alive. Visit Carnegie Museum of Art, where the local and the global meet through an extensive art collection. F...
Inwood
Features include water park with slides and splash toys, interactive kids' museum, go karting, jungle gym indoor play, mini golf and mini train and gem panning game.
Lewisberry
Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 3 years, but only 2 green runs. Plus covered lift serviced snow tubing hill, 2 terrain training parks and summer activities.
Wildwood
A perfect day out with the family, enjoying attraction for all ages. Go-Karts and All Outside Attractions are open...inside we have Laser Tag, Arcade, Soft Playground, and tons of food.

Top 10 most viewed fun things to do near Altoona with kids

1

Slinky Action Zone

(6 Miles) Indoor Play in Duncansville

2

Blue Knob All Seasons Resort

(16 Miles) Skiing in Claysburg

3

Hemlock Hideaway Campground

(18 Miles) RV/Campsite in James creek

4

The Johnstown Childrens Museum

(31 Miles) Museums in Johnstown

5

Lakemont Park

(3 Miles) Theme Parks in Altoona

6

Fort Ligonier

(48 Miles) Historical Attractions in Ligonier

7

Tussey Mountain

(38 Miles) Skiing in Boalsburg

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Railroaders Memorial Museum

(0 Miles) Museums in Altoona

9

Shavers Creek Environmental Center

(27 Miles) National Parks / Natural World in Petersburg

10

Windber Coal Heritage Center

(30 Miles) Historical Attractions in Windber

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There are so many fun places to go with kids in Pennsylvania - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look above, lots of the best things to do with children in PA