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Wear comfortable shoes, and dress for the weather. This is a great place to practice photography... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Reading, Pennsylvania
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This I a great place to walk a around an admire the Steel mill. It’s also a great place to be when... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2018
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wear comfortable shoes, and dress for the weather. This is a great place to practice photography. When an event is taking place, arrive early. The parking lots fill up quickly. Non-ambulatory people will not be able to access the trail. They will, however, be able...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PaleoGypsy
Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

This I a great place to walk a around an admire the Steel mill. It’s also a great place to be when there is a concert going on.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BethlehemPaUSA
Reviewed 2 November 2018

We learned so much about the history of Bethlem and Bethem Steel. Really fascinating and amazing. All right here for you to see. Although you can do self-guided so much better to pay for the tour. We had Kathy Z and she was wonderful. She...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Gary R
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

When one sees documentaries that cover old industries the old style steel mills always grab my attention. It was an amazing close-up view of a facility that produced the steel that built US cities and bridges. We arrived a little late to take in the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Phil G
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Very Interesting and see close lots of Iron rocks, builds and Steels. Everything you see it. We will back with my kids and they must see it. It is part America History!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MLES2003
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Neat to see the steel making process up close. Able to take a leisure walk and actually learn something.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank tlitke
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Great place to listen to bands during the summer. And get a glimpse into the history of Bethlehem Steel. Nice plaques with facts and good spots for pictures. Now if those walking could follow simple courtesy of staying to the right versus standing in middle...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Wendy H
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Great walk to see historic industrial site. Needs better signage for stairs and more friendly staff at visitor center. We about missed it.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Clyde C
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

The Hoover Mason Trestle was an excellent addition to the south side of Bethlehem. I remember driving by as a youth and trying to catch a glimpse of the work going on inside with red hot steel flying in all directions. Being able to stand...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Lovetochew
Reviewed 19 August 2018

The Hoover Mason Trestle follows the old rail line that fed raw materials into the blast furnaces. This can be done solo reading information boards along the walkway. But we opted for the tour. It was excellent. There was a lot more information than we...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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David T
2 April 2018|
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
There is a elevator to the trestle but the walk is probably about a 1/2 mile and then you need to walk back to the elevator
5 January 2017|
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Response from NHwanderer | Reviewed this property |
If I remember correctly it's an open public place and I think you can just go there. The ticket was for the guided tour, which I thought was very worthwhile. I grew up in Bethlehem and my Dad was a mechanical engineer at the... More