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Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum

1300 9th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602-2413
+1 814-946-0834
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Railly Neat

Toured this on a combo with the Curve. $11 for both is worthwhile! There is a lot of history here... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
aps1998
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cambridge springs, pa
Interesting and educational history museum

While visiting the Horseshoe Curve, we bought a combo ticket ($11 / adult) that included this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Janis C
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Austin, Texas
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A museum celebrating the history of the railroad in industrial America.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“rolling stock” (16 reviews)
“three floors” (16 reviews)
“horseshoe curve” (68 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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1300 9th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602-2413
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+1 814-946-0834
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"rolling stock"
in 16 reviews
"three floors"
in 16 reviews
"horseshoe curve"
in 68 reviews
"railroad history"
in 15 reviews
"interactive exhibits"
in 7 reviews
"great place to learn"
in 5 reviews
"gift shop"
in 18 reviews
"railroaders memorial museum"
in 12 reviews
"great history"
in 6 reviews
"round house"
in 4 reviews
"rail road"
in 7 reviews
"combo ticket"
in 8 reviews
"we spent hours"
in 3 reviews
"amtrak station"
in 3 reviews
"train lovers"
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"steam engine"
in 4 reviews
"all ages"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Toured this on a combo with the Curve. $11 for both is worthwhile! There is a lot of history here. It was a little sticky (warm) on the 3rd floor though.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

While visiting the Horseshoe Curve, we bought a combo ticket ($11 / adult) that included this museum, too. We didn't know what to expect, but were pleasantly surprised. This museum combines the history of the city of Altoona with the history of the Pennsylvania Railroad....More

Thank Janis C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

nice museum of American trains. Has inside & outside components. don't miss walking through the yards & seeing all the different rolling stock. well worth the stop.

Thank MusicManfromPA
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

This is not another train museum where all you do is look at trains. This is more about the history of the Pennsylvania Railroad, the people that built the railroad and the city of Altoona. It has lots of historical artifacts. The museum also built...More

Thank Stephen C
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Exhibits are well done. Price is reasonable. Here's a chance to learn some railroading history. The interactive feature controlling a train adds a nice touch. Easy to make you way through all there is to see.

Thank MMD08
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

This museum has alot to see. The best part is to get out into the train yard and see all of the different cars and engines they have. Charles Shawbs car the Loreto is very cool.

Thank Cecil M
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Great food at a good price The service was great and they kept your coffee cup always filled up 50-60’s atmosphere hasn’t changed and wouldn’t want it to do so Love “The Mess” eggs potatoes bacon altogether is my favorite

Thank daniel i
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Reviewed 8 December 2017

By all means, if you are ever in Altoona, PA, be sure to visit the Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum, it's well worth you time and you will enjoy the experience. They have done a very good job of showing the history of railroading in our...More

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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

There were awesome exhibits in the museum, one allowed you to control a train and where it went and you had about a few seconds to choose where the correct place it should go is! Overall the whole place is nice and air conditioned. Easy...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

Purchased both tickets for the Curve and Museum. Enjoyed walking inside and close to Amtrak station. Lots of cool engines and cars and a nice area to walk. We stood on the overpass and watched a few trains roll thru. Lots of fun.

Thank WWCSeaview
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Justin W
13 October 2017|
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Response from MattEB58 | Reviewed this property |
The Railroaders Memorial Museum is downtown and Horseshoe Curve & Museum are a few miles outside of town. If you buy a ticket for either, you can go to the other on the same day for no additional charge.
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cecustard
5 August 2016|
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Response from Larrysavino | Reviewed this property |
You can buy tickets at the museum not shade trees there or picnic area The Horseshoe curve has an incline or walk up and there is an area at the top and bottom where you park for shade and a picnic
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