Duration: Three days and two nights
Looking for a blend of history and family time that will have you traveling across beautiful valleys, stopping atop awe-inspiring inclines and being guided through local history? This three-day, two-night roadtrip through The Alleghenies has you covered. With hands-on exhibits and museums, amusement parks, arts & crafts and the world's oldest rollercoaster, the kids will be beyond excited. But that's not all. Beyond the various kid-oriented activities, the entire family will get a glimpse into history as they learn how floods shaped the Johnstown area, how resilience and ingenuity defined Johnstown's residents and what historic significance nearby Fort Bedford holds. So set your GPS for fun and head for The Alleghenies.
While the menu features custom pizzas, salads, sandwiches and weekly specials, this restaurant features something even more special - an unrivaled view of Johnstown. Grab a quick bite, and even enjoy a view of the Inclined Plane's amazing engine room from inside the bar.Read More >
After a full day's worth of fun, a trip to the Eat n' Park only makes sense. One of the area's first drive-in restaurants with carhops, this is your chance to enjoy a piece of Americana. Along with a great meal from Eat n' Park's diverse menu of breakfast, lunch and dinner items, treat yourself and the kids to a Smiley Cookie - complete with a big frosted smile. And yes, your young ones will be smiling too after having one of these Eat n' Park classics.Read More >
Johnstown Flood National Memorial
When the South Fork dam failed on Firday, May 31, 1889; 20,000,000 tons of water devasted Johnstown, and 2,209 people lost their lives. Two floors of exhibits, a film on the disaster and trails leading to the remains of the dam offer an up-close lesson on the power of nature.
Johnstown Flood Museum
This exhibit illustrates the path of the Johnstown Flood through compelling visuals, stirring audio and a thought-provoking experience for the entire family. Start your visit by watching the Academy Award winning film, "The Johnstown Flood" to learn about the devastation on that fateful day of May 31, 1889. The documentary uses photo archives and recreations of events to tell the tale. The Museum also features photographs and artifacts to help tell the story of the flood through the eyes and experiences of those who lived it.
Altoona Curve Baseball
Take a moment to enjoy America's pasttime in Blair County. The Altoona Curve are the Double-A affiliate for the Pittsburgh Pirates, and play in Peoples Natural Gas Field. Friday and Saturday home games are a special treat for families all summer long as there's a different giveaway every Friday, and entertainment, giveaways or fireworks each Saturday.
Gravity Hill is a phenomenon. Cars roll uphill and water flows the wrong way. Is it a trick with magnetics? Supernatural forces? Or something else? Stop by Gravity Hill, and watch your kids' jaws drop.