Family getaways are all about finding something fun for everyone and stumbling across those crazy, unexpected moments you and your kids will never forget.

Altoona has all the right stuff for an unforgettable family getaway: roller coasters, ice cream, concerts, bike trails, water slides, playgrounds, and a town rich with history that’s just begging to be explored. This weekend, take a turn off the beaten path and discover a delightfully different, charmingly quirky hidden gem.

Can’t miss experiences

Adventureland Resort

This world-famous amusement park is a thrill ride for all ages, with record-setting roller coasters, water rides, arcades, dining options, variety shows and lodging. With more than 100 rides, shows and attractions, Adventureland has jaw-dropping fun for everyone. 

Enabling Garden

The Enabling Garden is a free, family-friendly space that celebrates the abilities in all of us. This Polk County Master Gardener project provides an area that illustrates gardening for individuals with physical impairments by demonstrating the construction of barrier-free gardening. Through the use of design concepts such as raised beds and vertical wall gardens, visitors learn how gardens can be adapted to accommodate any gardener, regardless of age or ability. Read more.

“Mini Hills” at Terrace Hills Golf Course

Put your putt-putt skills to the test at Mini Hills! This 18-hole mini-golf course is filled with fun obstacles, twists, turns, and other surprises. It’s suitable for all ages and skill levels, making it the perfect place for a family outing! Learn more here.