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Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum

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Address: 1300 Ninth Ave., Altoona, PA 16602
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+1 814-946-0834
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
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A museum celebrating the history of the railroad in industrial America.

A museum celebrating the history of the railroad in industrial America.

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Interested in PRR railroad History? Visit here

This museum is a wonderful place to learn about the history of the PRR as it reached the Allegheny Mountains and had to figure out a way to get over them. The railroad built the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This museum is a wonderful place to learn about the history of the PRR as it reached the Allegheny Mountains and had to figure out a way to get over them. The railroad built the town of Altoona and the great shops that built the magnificent steam engines that powered PRR trains for so many years. Lots to see and... More 

Thank retiredtraveler803
South Haven, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

If you are in Pennsylvania, go to Altoona and visit the Railroads Memorial Museum. It has a great history of the railroad industry in Pennsylvania. The pictures and displays are fantastic. Plus there are decommissioned cars and engines to look at. They are also connected with the Horseshoe curve. When you buy a ticket for the museum it also covers... More 

Thank Denny1008
Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The museum is very nicely done and interesting, especially for train fans. It is small so the visit there is a short one. Suitable for children. One can have birthdays and other events there.

Thank daliae67
Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

During the summer they have concerts at the museum and are reasonably priced. There is good food and drinks for purchase. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy.

Thank velvetlilly1005
Plano, Texas
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I visited this museum about 25 years ago and got the opportunity to visit again in October 2016. I was amazed at the growth and the new exhibits that are displayed. Touring the Main Building is very worthwhile with a lot of education and historical railroading information about Altoona and railroading in general. The Roundhouse is a fine addition that... More 

Thank robertkL1499OV
Perry, MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This museum tells all about Altoona's importance to the railroad industry during the 19th and early 20th centuries. The museum itself is very well done and informative not only of the railroad but of the lives of the employees and towns people. Great history!

Thank hasletthoney
Macungie, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

If you love trains this is worth a quick stop. Lots of local flavor and train information not a huge place takes about an hour to get through.

Thank Grayhare
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Went here to burn off the morning rain before seeing the curve. Museum is nicely done. Two movies give the history of Altoona and the curve. Be sure to also check out the roundhouse which houses GG1 #4913.

Thank R C
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This is a great place to see if your in Altoona. The history of the railroad industry awaits you inside. It is worth the price of admission. You can also visit Horseshoe Curve on the same day with the ticket that you purchase at this museum. The only suggestion that I would make is to either turn on more lights... More 

Thank BobWithOneLeg
Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

A must-see before or after going to the Horseshoe Curve, the museum is extremely well-done and entertaining. We spent hours fascinated by the exhibits and remarkable artifacts, and came away vowing to return in the future as we didn't even see everything there is to see. Highly recommended and well worth the admission fee.

Thank Jeff N

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