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Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum

Closed Now: 09:00 - 17:00
Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Tons of history

The indoor part of the museum is impressive and well made, with careful and knowledgeable attention... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2017
Øyvind E
via mobile
Museum visit in Altoona

A great place to learn about railroading and the workers that created these important lines of... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2017
John M
Chesapeake City, Maryland
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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 23 July 2017 via mobile

The indoor part of the museum is impressive and well made, with careful and knowledgeable attention to all details. The outdoor part is also nice, but unfortunately the equipment is generally in rusty condition. The GG1 locomotive is an impressive sight and worth the visit...More

Thank Øyvind E
Reviewed 17 July 2017

A great place to learn about railroading and the workers that created these important lines of support to our country.

Thank John M
Reviewed 11 July 2017

it was disappointing had my 7yr old him and I are into trains we only were there maybe 30min tops. It would be nice if the cars outside were open to go inside.

3  Thank matt k
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Went to horseshoe curve and the Museum last August. What a great place! The people who work there are great...helpful and just a lot of fun to talk to. The Museum is a very good place to take your kids.....they will love it! Will return...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Great museum. I believe you can easily spend half-a-day here. Various railroad cars outside the indoor museum can be visited. The indoor museum has 3 floors of exhibits. Altoona was basically founded as a railroad town and the museum captured well the PA RR History...More

Thank George L
Reviewed 26 June 2017

This museum deals with the social history of railways as much as the railway itself. Full of fascinating information it deserves several hours in order to make the most of everything. The roundhouse is where the work in progress is stored. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank Chemteacher
Reviewed 16 June 2017

This is a well thought out, interest collections and memorabilia of the by-gone steam locomotive era . The three floors of films, sounds, films and exhibits will fascinate railroad buffs as well as novices. Children seem to enjoy the interactive features, even though they probably...More

1  Thank CBOsprey
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

It had probably been 15 or more years since my first visit so a return was in order. Earlier in the day I had purchased the "combo" ticket which included Horseshoe Curve and the Museum. For a senior the combo was only $ 2 more...More

1  Thank Livefire17
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Anyone interested in the PRR history this is the place to go! The building that the museum is in is one that has been updated but was a railroad train shop for building trains of yesteryear! Has 3 floors of history, a small theater, a...More

Thank Nancy G
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Love this place close to Horseshoe Curve and in a real railroading town. Lot's to see and do and and get right on some of the rolling stock. Come here several times a year.

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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