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"Private Half-Day Walking Tour: Berlin Wall
"Private Half-Day Walking Tour: Berlin Wall Cold War and Checkpoint Charlie""Your guide will take you on a walk along the former death strip in the city center of Berlin and to a visit of the authentic sites and documentation centers.The tour starts at the Berlin Wall Documentation Center north of downtown Berlin. Here in ""Bernauer Strasse"" many of the dramatic escape attempts took place successfull and tragic ones. See where famous events of the Cold War happend
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Gettysburg Guided Bus Tour
"Central Gettysburg is just a convenient 1.5-hour drive from Washington DC. Make your way independently from DC to the Gettysburg Battlefield for your guided bus tour of the historical site. Settle in aboard your coach and let your expert guide take you b 1863. Over the course of three bloody days thousands of Union and Confederate solders lost their lives during the Battle of Gettysburg a defining event of the American Civil War. Learn how the opposing troops headed toward each other along the same road and see battle landmarks including East Cemetery Hill McPherson Ridge and the Railroad Cut as well as the Eternal Light Peace Memorial — dedicated on the battle's 75th anniversary. Hear how Confederate troops attacked Culp's Hill and Little Round Top but were held off by Union soldiers. See Devil's Den
From $30.00
 
Tour of the Gettysburg Heritage Center
"Utilizing artifacts historical documents interactive displays and 3-D productions visitors will gain a better understanding of the events that took place in the town before during and after the battle. Find out how the people reacted to the invasion of the town – freeze flee or fight? Hear accounts of ordinary people doing extraordinary things in a time when their home was in turmoil. Located in the lobby of the Heritage Center is one of Gettysburg’s finest gift shops
From $9.00

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Altoona Curve Baseball

The Pittsburgh Pirates Double A Minor League affiliate is the Altoona Curve, who plays along I-99 in Altoona at People's Natural Gas Field. Altoona was selected for an expansion team in 1999 following...
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GALLITZIN TUNNELS

Canals never made it over the Allegheny Mountains totally. The final passage was left to railroads. If rails were needed for the %L[]canal boats on that section, then it was only a short time before...
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Jaffa Shrine

The Jaffa Shrine or Jaffa Mosque on Broad Street is not an Islamic religious institution, rather it is a branch headquarters for the fraternal Masonic organization called the Shriners of North...
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Other parks, monuments, & historic sites

The Baker Mansion was built in 1846 near the Allegheny Furnace. It has thirty-two rooms filled with various American Indian and railroad artifacts and is the home of the Blair County Historical...
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Downtown Revitalization

Altoona's main street is Eleventh Avenue. While one a bustling commercial district, it has fallen by the wayside in the past 50 years. With recent revitalization efforts, downtown Altoona is again...
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Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament

Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament dominates the skyline over Altoona and is visible from miles away, such as from I-99. This Roman Catholic cathedral was built from September 17, 1924 to November 13,...
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TUNNELS PARK AND MUSEUM

Right next to the Allegheny and Gallitzin Tunnels, the local folks have established a small park and museum devoted to the rail lines and tunnels that pierce through the crest of the Allegheny...
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HORSESHOE CURVE

This famous railway curve was built by the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1854 to help trains get up and over the Allegheny Mountains of central Pennsylvania. The curve covers about 220 degrees and has been...
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LEMON HOUSE

This inn was built for travelers on the Portage Railway and was named for its owners, Sam and Jean Lemon. The inn was very successful while the railway operated. Located atop the summit of the...
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SKEW ARCH BRIDGE

Bridges are usually at right angles to roads when they cross them. Here, a local main road crossed the rails at an angle less than 90 degrees. The rails could not be anything other than straight for...
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INCLINE 6 TRAIL

You can wander down through the woods along a trail of about 0.5 miles to see the Skew Arch Bridge. On your return, you can walk up the bed of the old incline plane and get a better idea of the...
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ENGINE HOUSE 6

This building is the heart of the Park. It is a reconstruction of the buildings within which the steam engines responsible for the power to run the incline planes were housed. Canal boats were made so...
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ALLEGHENY PORTAGE NAT HIST SITE VISITOR CENTER

The introductory movie and series of displays go a long ways towards explaining how the inclined plane rail system worked to pull canal boats over the crest of the Allegheny Mountains. Included is a...
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World Famous Horseshoe Curve:...

World Famous Horseshoe Curve: How to get a railroad train up and over a mountain.Constructed by hand at the foot of the Allegheny Mountains, the world famous Horseshor Curve is an engineering marvel...
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180 Charlotte Dr, Altoona, PA 16601
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