Middle States Division of American Association of Geographers

2016 Annual Meeting 

Blair County Convention Center, Altoona, PA 

Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5


A more complete listing of what the destination has to offer can be found at www.explorealtoona.com

  • Altoona Grand Hotel Ski Getaway Package Includes: Sleeping room accommodations for two nights (based on double occupancy), lift tickets for skiing at Blue Knob All Seasons Resort, Breakfast and a Dining Gift Card for $100 ($50 per adult). Price: $200 per adult. Call to book.

  • Altoona Curve Baseball at People’s Natural Gas Field Enjoy America’s favorite pastime watching the Pittsburgh Pirates affiliate baseball team, the Altoona Curve, at PNG Field. The Altoona Grand Hotel is proud to be the Official Host Hotel for the Altoona Curve.

  • Altoona Symphony Orchestra The Altoona Symphony Orchestra has gained recognition for its musical diversity by performing both classical and popular works featuring talented local artists and nationally acclaimed musicians. The Altoona Grand Hotel is proud to be the Official Host Hotel for the Altoona Symphony Orchestra.

  • Baker Mansion Stop by and learn about Blair County history at the historic (and haunted) Baker Mansion.

  • Canoe Creek State Park Enjoy the natural outdoors at the only local State Park in the area. Canoe Creek offers fishing, hiking, bird watching, log cabin rentals, boat rentals, educational classes about nature & animals, and more!

  • Carmike 12 Altoona PA The theatre has over 2,400 seats for movie goers and a screen that’s 78 feet wide and three stories tall.  The massive screen is called the Big D theater. There are more than 450 seats in that theater alone and costs only $2 more than your average movie.  

  • Fort Roberdeau Visit Fort Roberdeau, located on the outskirts of Altoona, to learn about the Revolutionary War days.

  • Horseshoe Curve Visit the historic Horseshoe Curve to learn about the railroad history while enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Allegheny Mountains.

  • Lakemont Park Enjoy a nice time at our local amusement park playing games, getting on rides, and cooling off in the water park.

  • Mishler Theatre Enjoy a performance at the historic Mishler Theatre, located in downtown Altoona.

  • Railroaders Museum Explore the railroad history of Altoona at the Railroaders Museum. You will learn about Altoona history, view old railroad artifacts, and might even be able to see a ghost.

  • Quaint Corner Children’s Museum Altoona’s Children’s Museum and Discovery Center

  • Rails-to-Trails of Central PA Converted railroad corridors perfect for family recreation

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