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Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum

1300 9th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602-2413
+1 814-946-0834
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engineerpat5290

Wonderful place to show some local railroad history in Altoona, went there a year ago and was very... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
engineerpat5290
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Suffolk, Virginia
Wonderful trip back in time!

The sights and sounds of the museum not only educate and delight, they immerse the visitor in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lisa R
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A museum celebrating the history of the railroad in industrial America.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“rolling stock” (17 reviews)
“three floors” (17 reviews)
“horseshoe curve” (73 reviews)
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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"
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"three floors"
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"horseshoe curve"
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"interactive exhibits"
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"railroad history"
in 15 reviews
"gift shop"
in 19 reviews
"great place to learn"
in 5 reviews
"great history"
in 7 reviews
"combo ticket"
in 10 reviews
"rail road"
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"news stand"
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"round house"
in 4 reviews
"railroaders memorial museum"
in 12 reviews
"we spent hours"
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"amtrak station"
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"train lovers"
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"all ages"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank engineerpat5290
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum features three floors of exhibits including a theater that shows several informative films on a loop. Many of the exhibits are highly interactive and entertaining, capturing the imagination of children. For example, there is an old news stand that has a display that...More

Thank Fantajan
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our grandsons to the museum and they loved it. Especially all the interactive displays. They rushed through, of course, to do the fun stuff and we didn't get to take as much time as we liked. But, it is so worth seeing!

Thank Margery W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited both the museum and Horseshoe Curve on the same day - which makes for a great day at a reasonable price!!!

Thank Steve M
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

As soon as you enter you feel you have walked into an old railway station. Sounds abound. Visit EVERY section. It is so well laid out and very informative on railroading and life in a town that revolved around the railroad. As a woman I...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2018

A nice place to go to learn the history of the railroad and it's importance to Altoona and the area. Some nice exhibits but nothing that really stands out as outstanding. For $11 also includes a pass to Horseshoe Curve.

Thank tmyankee15
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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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