|When visiting the Raystown
Lake area make time to see one if not all of the following points of
Swigart Antique Car Museum,
Rt. 22 East of Huntingdon (Older than the Henry Ford Museum). Antique
cars and toys.
Zebrovka Ranch. "The
Place Where the Bison Graze". Bison and herbs products. (814)
TYTOONA NATURAL AREA
Tytoona Cave, located in Sinking Valley, is the only natural area Pennsylvania cave. In the cave are found "soda straw"
formations of hollow stalactites 14 to 16 feet long. The only other place similar
formations are found is in Australia. Located past Altoona Kettle Road and Rt 220 intersection in Sinking Valley.
Gravity Hill -
Gravity Hill is a phenomenon. Cars roll uphill, water flows the wrong
way ... it's a place where gravity has gone haywire. Why it happens,
nobody knows for sure. A few speculate that it's nothing more than an
optical illusion. Others are certain that there is a definite gravity
warp in the earth that causes this strange occurrance. But, whatever
the reason, you can tell your friends that you've made it to the often
talked about, but seldom found, Gravity Hill.
PA Covered Bridges - http://www.valleyoutlook.com/cbopen.html
Factory, Altoona (800) 344-4438
The Benzel Pretzel Men invites you to join them at Benzel's Pretzel Factory
Outlet Store here in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Stop by and visit. Sample a variety of pretzels baked fresh daily on the premises. Treat
yourself or take home gifts for family and friends. There is more to tempt
your taste buds than pretzels. A wide selection of candy and snacks is represented here as well as an extensive selection of gift tins, baskets,
and novelty items. We have packages and assortments for all seasons and
occasions, all at discounted prices.
Boyer Candy Co., Inc., 821 - 17th St, Altoona, PA 16602 , Phone:
Quality Chocolates Since 1936. Visit Outlet Store For Discount Prices On
Mallow Cups, Smoothies, Peanut Butter Cups, Seasonal Items And Boxed
Gardners Candies, 30 W. Tenth St., Tyrone, PA 16686
Candy Museum in downtown Tyrone has free walk-thru tours:
15 Minute Film Of Tour Through Candy Plant. Any questions call me at 1-800-242-2639.
Gardners Candies began in 1897 as a one-store family operation and grew to
become a chain of 19 retail stores located throughout Pennsylvania. Now
Gardners presents to you its rich, quality products on-line. 1-800-24-CANDY
Balanced Rock appears to be perched on the edge of a cliff, ready to fall off at any moment into Great
Trough Creek far below. This "erosion remnant" has hung here for thousands of years. Once part of a
much higher cliff, the hard rock of Balanced Rock was sitting on a layer of soft rock. The soft rock on
the cliff face eroded first, easing Balance Rock into its angled perch hanging over the valley. Eventually
the soft rock under the back of Balanced Rock eroded away, leaving the rock balanced on the edge of
To preserve the natural beauty of Balanced Rock, please do not spray paint or vandalize any natural
Creek State Park)
PA Outdoor Unique Features - http://www.parec.com/parec/features/unqfetrs.htm
Indian Caverns with guided tours off of Route 45, North of
Huntingdon in Spruce Creek. (814) 632-7578.
with guided tours off of Route 22 West of Huntingdon. (814) 643-0268.
Ice Mine was probably a prospect hole for early iron miners. They did not discover iron ore, but did
create a natural refrigerator. In the winter, cold air diffuses up into the loose rock of the hillside. In the
spring and summer, cold air flows down the mountainside and into the ice mine. This causes melting
snow water to refreeze when it hits the cold air in the mine. Humid summer air adds more ice until all of
the cold air has left the hillside, usually by late summer. (Trough
Creek State Park)
Copperas Rocks is named for the coppery-yellow stain on the cliff surface. The crystalline, yellow
precipitate is ferrous sulfate that leaches from a small pocket of coal. Although this substance is one of
the main pollutants in acid mine drainage, the small quantity here is not harmful to the stream. The small
cave at the bottom of the cliff was probably made by early settlers who used ferrous sulfate as a
mordant for setting the dye color in cloth. (Trough
Creek State Park)
Shaver's Creek Environmental Center
(12 miles) provides a variety of environmental education opportunities. A raptor center, for the rehabilitation of injured, ill, or orphaned birds of prey is located at
HUNT Railroad Tower (5th and Allegheny), Huntingdon. Built in
1899, this mechanical switching house now houses a transportation
museum. (814) 643-1110.