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Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum

1300 9th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602-2413
+1 814-946-0834
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If you love trains this is worth a quick stop. Lots of local flavor and train information not a... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2016
Macungie, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Very nice

Went here to burn off the morning rain before seeing the curve. Museum is nicely done. Two movies... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2016
via mobile
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A museum celebrating the history of the railroad in industrial America.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“three floors” (16 reviews)
“rolling stock” (15 reviews)
“horseshoe curve” (68 reviews)
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1300 9th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602-2413
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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
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
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...More

Thank BobWithOneLeg
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...More

Thank Jeff N
Reviewed 25 September 2016

It's amazing to think that Altoona was the largest Railroad building and repairing place, at one time, in all of the USA! This museum does a great job of bringing that home, and showing all about what Railroad life was like then. There's lots to...More

Reviewed 25 September 2016

We toured this after seeing the Horseshoe Curve. We bought a ticket that covered both. Great museum. Can you believe, Altoona once had 17,000 employees in the railroad (Pennsylvania Railroad), the largest in the country (and perhaps the largest facility in the world at one...More

Thank Precocious
Reviewed 24 September 2016

For us the real joy of railroad museums is in the rolling stock. This place has a very long way to go in order for it to attract us back. Compared with the B&O museum in Baltimore it comes off very badly. It was not...More

Thank MisterBuster
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Great little place to see some of Altoona's oldest full size trains in both restored and original shape.

Thank Keith W
Reviewed 14 September 2016

nice for children have Thomas the tank engine set-up for 3rd floor-museums for adults and gift shop-well informed representatives

Thank oceantraveler06
Reviewed 12 September 2016

We were just looking for something different to do and we went to Horseshoe Curve and bought the 2-for-1 deal and went to the museum. It is very informative and interesting. Lots of displays and lots of information that you never would have even thought...More

Thank Oona R
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Justin W
13 October 2017|
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Response from Matt B | 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