Horseshoe Curve

Horseshoe Curve

Institution Type:


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


Substantial Completion



2400 Veterans Memorial Hwy
Altoona, PA 16601


The RR Memorial Museum


Glance & Associates, Inc.
Pittsburgh, PA

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