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Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum

Closed Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Wish they had more trains to see...

Nice clean museum, 3 floors of displays, I liked the idea of a small concert / viewing area... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Very nice museum

This museum has three floors with lots of good information about train history. There is also... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Anne K
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“rolling stock”(17 reviews)
“three floors”(17 reviews)
“horseshoe curve”(76 reviews)
A museum celebrating the history of the railroad in industrial America.
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1300 9th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602-2413
+1 814-946-0834
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice clean museum, 3 floors of displays, I liked the idea of a small concert / viewing area /courtyard. I think the turntable building is a work in progress which when complete, will be great!

Thank club212rookie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum has three floors with lots of good information about train history. There is also information regarding Altoona train history. I have been familiar with trains for quite some time due to a husband who loves them. I learned a lot about the different...More

Thank Anne K
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This museum is nice. I always like to start at the top floor and work my way down. It has lots of items from the railroad days. Also it is cheaper to do this and Horseshoe curve on the same day.

Thank Sbwalk44
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Yes, this is a museum (as the name indicates) and a very nice one indeed! It's so great to see "children of all ages" enjoy the informative exhibits throughout. ("Double your pleasure/ double your fun" by going to the Horseshoe Curve as well.) The Railroaders...More

Thank Eljarah
Reviewed 15 August 2018

We visited here the same day we visited the Horseshoe Curve; if you buy both passes at once (for this museum and the Curve), you'll get a discount. It was full of interactive exhibits detailing some of the history of railroading in Pennsylvania and across...More

1  Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Wonderful place to show some local railroad history in Altoona, went there a year ago and was very impressed with the exhibits.

Thank engineerpat5290
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The sights and sounds of the museum not only educate and delight, they immerse the visitor in the bygone era of rail travel from those who laid the tracks, built the engines, worked the lines and the towns that grew up around them. The roundhouse...More

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

I grew up with Lionel trains. My father worked for the Pennsylvania RR as a dining car steward. So, I have trains in my blood and grew up reading about the legend of Altoona, which was the central location of PRR train maintenance and laboratory...More

Thank OuttaIllinois
Reviewed 23 July 2018

3 floors packed with the history of the Pennsylvania Railroad during it's prime and decline when it merged with the New York Central. I never knew they employed close to 300,000 workers during WW2. Not only the history of the Pennsy railroad but what life...More

Thank harveylipshitz
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Nice museum inside and be sure to go inside the roundhouse too. Lots of train things and great history about Altoona too. The gift shop has everything. One negative, the young girl working at the entrance was too busy on her phone and had no...More

Thank bthomas28
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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.
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