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Often referred to as the "Mountain City," Altoona is known for its outdoor recreational activities and its rich history. Many nearby state parks and recreation areas offer ample opportunities for fishing, water sports, boating, hiking and biking. Hunters can enjoy the many local state game lands. Must-see attractions in Altoona include the Railroaders Memorial Museum, the Southern Alleghenies Museum and local amusement park, Lakemont Park. In addition to these many perks, Altoona offers a quiet and relaxing city to call home just a short distance from many metropolitan areas. Altoona is a 2-hour drive to Pittsburgh or Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and 3 hours from Washington D.C., and Baltimore, Maryland.