Horseshoe Curve

Horseshoe Curve

Institution Type:

Non-Profit

Project Class:

Historical Renovation, Museum

Construction Type:

New Construction

The visitor center next to the Horseshoe Curve is open April to October. The center has historical artifacts and memorabilia relating to the curve, as well as a raised-relief map of the Altoona-Johnstown area. One can obtain access to the curve through the gift shop and ride a 288-foot funicular, or take the 194-step stairway. The funicular is single-tracked, with the cars passing each other halfway up the slope. There is a former “watchman’s shanty” in the park.

Details and Awards

Start Date

07/01/1990

Substantial Completion

04/01/1992

Address

2400 Veterans Memorial Hwy
Altoona, PA 16601

Owner

The RR Memorial Museum

Architect

Glance & Associates, Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA

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