Finding your way
Altoona and Blair County became a transportation center in the 1700s. Once the site of the Kittanning Trail to the west, the Pennsylvania Main Line Canal opened in 1833. The Allegheny Portage Railroad
, carrying canal boats over the mountains, soon gave way to the engineering marvel of the Horseshoe Curve
, allowing rail transportation to Pittsburgh and beyond.
Today, we have a modest but stable county population of 130,000. (Plenty of breathing room!) Although still an important rail center, now Interstate 99 and Route 22 also link our hub city to the world. We are a two- to four-hour drive from Baltimore, Buffalo, Cleveland, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. Very accessible!
Campus to campus directions
Printable map and directions
Maps and directions courtesy of MapQuest