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Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine & Steam Train

19th & Oak Sts., Ashland, PA 17921
+1 570-875-3850
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Absolutely amazing little museum!!

I am a big fan of small "mom and pop" like museums. Clearly, this place is small and humble... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
franklin park

We took ride on train and had history of the coal mine area then rode into the coal mine. The... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lori H
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Tour Pennsylvania's mining history at these mines.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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19th & Oak Sts., Ashland, PA 17921
+1 570-875-3850
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I am a big fan of small "mom and pop" like museums. Clearly, this place is small and humble operation so ask yourself when was the last time you went inside what was once a real working mine? For me, and for most, the answer...More

Thank mumufreemovies
Reviewed 4 days ago

We took ride on train and had history of the coal mine area then rode into the coal mine. The history of the coal mining in the surrounding area was very interesting

Thank Lori H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed this attraction The coal mine tour sends you into an actual coal mine that was mined into the 1930's. One inside the mine our tour guide Rick took us to several areas and explained the process of coal mining. Several dummies are...More

Thank Justin W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed this tour. It's far in the coal mine which can be a bit scary but interesting and informative. It makes you realize what those that work in the coal mines are up against. I have a new respect for the job they do....More

Thank MrsHoot413
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Went with some friends to do both. It's an attraction that's good for adults and kids alike. Ask for the discounts as they have several to offer. The tunnel took you underground, where you exited the "coal train" and walked through the mine itself. Quite...More

Thank Ray and Jan H
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Reason for my visit was to find out more about coal mining; and I thought this would be the perfect place to visit. Although I found the attraction a bit hard to find. I found the price to be very reasonable. Everyone that I came...More

Thank Opin8d1
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We visited here with our daughter and 2Grandkids..was A nice visit We brought lunch and ate at picnic tables supplied there in a nice park area after the coal mine tour we had a train ride up the mountain was day of eclipse so made...More

Thank dixie759
Reviewed 31 August 2017

What do two "semi elderly grandparents" do for a daytrip with their 12 year old grandson, who just happened to study rocks and fossils this past year in school? Why they take him to probably the best real life experience in the PA area. And,...More

Thank Flojoh
Reviewed 27 August 2017

We really enjoyed our visit to the Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine and Steam Train. The price was fair with the combo ticket, and everyone that works there is super nice. Parking was a bit of an issue, so I would suggest to get there early...More

Thank kellyl5378sales
Reviewed 27 August 2017

We took the coal mine and steam train tours with our daughters, 10 and 7. We all had a nice time. Don't expect the train to be a rip-rorin' mountain adventure. It's a slow train that goes backward for a few minutes to a clearing...More

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12 August 2016|
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Response from Adam S | Reviewed this property |
The cafe is called the Jellybucket Cafe. See the separate listing on TripAdvisor.