Altoona, in Central Pennsylvania, is a city of roughly 46,000 inhabitants.
This city is situated approximately 80 miles (129 kilometers) from the state capital of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg and about 80 miles (129 kilometers) from Gettysburg.
When staying in Altoona, plan a visit to Baker Mansion and Horseshoe Curve National Historic Landmark, a great way to learn about the past. For some more history lessons, it is also valuable to explore other ancient structures and monuments in and around Altoona.
Nature lovers will be pleased to discover that the local city also has a few ecological preserves where visitors can enjoy unique surrounds and interesting trees, plants and birds. To explore one of the major local nature preserves, drive to Prince Gallitzin State Park.