2906 Pleasant Valley Blvd.
Altoona, PA 16601
Phone: (814) 944-3555
Fax: (814) 946-3258
Arts & Museums
Frost Entomological Museum is located in the Pennsylvania State University. Named after professor Dr. Stuart W. Frost, this museum is a testament to eastern United States’ rich biodiversity. Over 15,000 species and two million specimens of insects, arthropods and fauna are documented and displayed, most of which are from Dr. Frost’s private collection. Marvel at this enormous exhibition for a captivating lesson in entomology. This collection is also used for teaching and scientific research.
Major General Frank Ross McCoy was born in this house in 1874. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, this mansion is a fine example of the Federal style of architectural designing. Currently, the Mifflin County Historical Society Museum is located in the McCoy House.
Come to Fort Ligonier and step into a time warp that takes you back a couple of centuries to the days when King George II reigned over England. Modeled on the original, this life-sized replica, situated on the top of a hill in the Laurel Highlands, is one of the most magnificent in the United States. Bring the family along to relive the days of old. Artifacts relating to George Washington and General John Forbes are featured here, as well as memorabilia from the country's early warring days. A short video kicks off a very comprehensive tour, which takes visitors through the awesome site. Stroll through an array of paintings at the site's museum, or attend one of the special activities held on certain days. Stop at the store on your way out, to take home a piece of history.