About Altoona

Located in the heart of the emerging I-99 Innovation Corridor, Downtown Altoona is home to the nationally recognized Railroaders Memorial Museum, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, the Altoona Heritage Discovery Center, historic Mishler Theatre and a number of art galleries and outdoors public art displays.

Shopping and Dining

Texas Hot DogsAltoona offers an ever growing variety of shopping and dining experiences.

From local favorite, Texas Hot Dogs (birthplace of the Texas Weiner style hot dog) to Bill Sell’s Bold, a unique and often exotic restaurant, to the weekly Farmers Market in Heritage Plaza, Dowtown Altoona has awakened and is once again full of life and activity… read more

PSU Altoona’s Downtown Campus

Downtown Devorris Conference CenterThe PSU Altoona Devorris Downtown Conference Center is home to the University’s Continuing Education program, Communications degree suite, and Nursing program labs.

The Sheetz Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence, located on 11th avene opened it’s doors to students in August 2011.  The Center is a continuous source of educational and professional experiences that create optimism and opportunity for our enterprising students and aspiring entrepreneurs throughout our region.

The Entrepreneurial Center is the vision of Steve and Nancy Sheetz who provided the funding to create this essential institutional and community resource.. read more

Nationally Recognized Healthcare

Altoona Regional Health SystemAltoona Regional Health System, a nationally recognized facility offers more than 200 years of health care experience.

With over 300 talented and highly recognized physicians, nearly 4,000 specialized and experienced caregivers, and 600 supportive volunteers, the health system serves more than 20 counties throughout Central Pennsylvania… read more

Rediscover Downtown Altoona… we’ll surprise you!