Tourism in the East Broad Top Railroad Region

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Lodging in the Area

Note: If you plan to attend the Fall Spectacular, be aware Penn State's homecoming often coinsides with it, booking up lodging for hundreds of miles around.

Effective June 2010 I have removed the lodging listing here and refence the listing on the Friends of the East Broad Top site, which is more complete and up to date.

Friends of the East Broad Top Accomodation List

Food Service in the Area

Fast Food

EBT Snack Bar Rockhill, in Orbisonia Station
Subway Orbisonia, Sandy Rige Station (just north of town)
Mini-Freeze 522 two miles north of Orbisonia (adjacent to EBT track)
McDonald's Mount Union, Shirley Street south end of Mount Union
Dairy Queen Brazer 814-542-8601 Mount Union, US 22 west of US 522
Burger King 814-641-7272 Huntingdon, PA
McDonald's Huntingdon, US 22
Wendy's 814-643-6333 Huntingdon, US 22, Ames Plaza

Table Service

Pizza Star Orbisonia, junction of US 522 and PA 994
Pizza Star II Three Springs, junction of PA 994 and PA 747
Cassville Country Restaurant 814-448-2033 Cassville, PA
Hoss's Family Steak & Sea House814-643-6939 Huntingdon on US 22
Sunny Ridge Restaurant 814-259-3868 Shade Gap, PA (about 5 miles south of the EBT on 522)
The Original Italian Restaurant 814-542-8708 Mount Union, US 22 west of US 522
The Original Italian Restaurant Huntingdon on US 22
Jan's Family Restaurant Three Springs, PA
Vista Vu Restaurant Lounge 814-643-2544 US 22 east of Huntingdon
Miller's Diner 814-643-3418 Mill Creek, US 22 between Mill Creek and Huntingdon
Tops Diner 814-643-4169 Mill Creek, US 22 (about 5 miles west of Mount Union)

Other Services

ATM: An automatic teller machine is available in Orbisonia at the intersection of PA 994 and US 522. This machine is known to charge an out of system fee. Two banks in Mount Union, Penn Central Bank and Community State Bank, both along Shirley Street, (old US 522) have ATM machines.

Grocery: Sandy Rige Market grocery store and a Martin's General Store convenience store are available in Orbisonia. A larger grocery store, Weis, and two pharmacies, Rite-Aid and Appleby's, are available in Mount Union along Shirley Street. If you are out on the old mountain line, there are convenience stores at the Sunoco in Three Springs.

Medical: There are medical clinics in the area:

Attractions in the Area

Rail Related Attractions

Rockhill Trolley Museum 814-447 9576 Meadow Street, Rockhill Furnace, PA (across from the EBT)
Friends of the East Broad Top Railroad Museum 814-635-2388 Main Street, Robertsdale, PA
The Hunt Signal Tower 814-643-6308 Huntingdon, PA
Railroaders Memorial Museum and Horseshoe Curve Altoona, PA
Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site 814-886-6150 Cresson, PA
Gallitzin Tunnels Park and Museum Gallitzin, PA

Raystown Lake Activities

Raystown Lake's Visitors Information Web Site
Corps of Engineers Raystown Lake page 814-658-3405 Raystown Lake
Raystown Lake Striper Guide Service 814-658-2088 PO Box 78, Hesston, PA 16647
Seven Points Marina 814-658-3074 R.D. # 1, Hesston, PA 16647
Trophy Guide Service 814-627-5231 R.D. 3, Box 50, Huntingdon, PA 16652
Lunker Guide Service 814-643-0609 Rt. 22, P.O. Box 184, Mill Creek, PA 17060
Jim's Anchorage 814-658-3464 RD # 1 School House Road; Hesston, PA 16647
Seven Points Lodge 814-658-2088 PO BOX 78; Hesston, PA 16647
Shy Beaver Pro Shop 814-658-3777 RD #1 BOX 178A, James Creek, PA 16657

Other Area Attractions

Broad Top Area Coal Miners Museum 814-635-3807 Robertsdale, PA
Historic Burnt Cabins Grist Mill Burnt Cabins, PA
Lincoln Caverns and Whisper Rocks 814-643-0268 R.R.#1 Box 280 -U.S. 22, Huntingdon, PA 16652
Buchanan State Forest
Swigart Antique Auto Museum 814-643-0885 RT 22 East of Huntingdon, PA

Area Tourism Web Sites

Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau: Raystown Lake Visitor's Center
Raystown Country: Pennsylvania's Family Vacation Location!
Huntingdon.net
Borough of Huntingdon
Mount Union Borough
Pennsylvania's Heritage Areas
Path of Progress National Heritage Tour Route
McConnellsburg, PA, by the Fulton County Tourist Promotion Agency
The Allegheny Mountains Convention and Visitors Bureau
100% Pure Pennsylvania
PA Visitors Network: Huntingdon County
Coal and Coke Heritage Center

Area Groups Web Sites

Huntingdon County Historical Society
Mount Union Area Historical Society
Fort Shirley Heritage Association
Orbisonia Rockhill Furnace Historical Society
Three Springs Historical Society
Huntingdon County Transportation Society
Huntingdon County Business and Industry
Huntingdon County Govermental Site
Greater Huntingdon Chamber of Commerce
Allegheny Ridge Corporation
Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Southern Alleghenies Conservancy
Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission
Altoona-Blair County Development Corporation

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