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Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine & Steam Train

19th & Oak Sts., Ashland, PA 17921
+1 570-875-3850
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Nice family experience, learned alot

Family of 6 ,including 2 young and 2 teens. We did the combo of train and mine tour to save money... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
enrichmentacademy
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Liverpool, New York
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Good Mine Tour with Bonus Steam Train Ride

Good Mine Tour - the Guide was funny and told just enough details about the mine. I had previously... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2017
Erich B
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Tour Pennsylvania's mining history at these mines.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bring a jacket” (27 reviews)
“train ride” (59 reviews)
“coal mine” (102 reviews)
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19th & Oak Sts., Ashland, PA 17921
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+1 570-875-3850
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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Family of 6 ,including 2 young and 2 teens. We did the combo of train and mine tour to save money. The rides are VERY bumpy..just be aware of that in case you have back or other issues. The guides on both tours were extremely...More

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Reviewed 2 August 2017

Good Mine Tour - the Guide was funny and told just enough details about the mine. I had previously gone on another coal mine tour further north in Pa. where you had to seemingly go down a lot deeper for the tour - I liked...More

Thank Erich B
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Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

If in the mid section of PA...I 81 area..take the time to go to the coal mine! We are in our seventies and thoroughly enjoyed the ride into an authentic coal mine. Roy, our leader, is a miner and did a super job of explaining...More

Thank Barb S
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

My wife and I recently took our 2 year old granddaughter away for the weekend while mommy was recovering from a small surgery and found the Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine & Steam Train. Reading the reviews it seemed like a good place to keep the...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2017

We decided to check this out while we were in the area and we are glad we did. Our kids 3 and 6 loved both the train ride and the mine tour. The Mine tour was very cold, so make sure your bring a jacket...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

The mine ride itself is shorter than I expected. Most of the time in the mine is spent walking around in the mine listening to the guide. I did learn a few things. It's worth a visit. Men's room across the street was disgusting. Wear...More

Thank stephencX1336AO
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

Visited in July 2017...My 2 Children ages 14 and 16 and Mother...It was a great experience for all... Very informative tour on the past Coal Mining Industry.

Thank _tntmoule
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

Had so much fun yesterday. Riding and walking in the mine was fascinating, I learned so much about mining. The tour guide was very funny and informative. Reasonable prices at gift shop but remember to bring a jacket. It is quite chilly inside. I also...More

Thank Cassysj
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Reviewed 14 July 2017

The Pioneer Tunnel was an awesome experience. Bring your jacket because it is quite chilly (around 50 degrees). You go deep into the mountain following an old mine path. The tour guide is very informative. I'm a statistics person so the facts presented were right...More

Thank Amanda_Travels2
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

We took six of our grandchildren (ages 11 through 17) on a tour of coal country (their great-grandfather was an anthracite coal miner from Shenandoah, PA.) The tour guide was amazing and we all left with a more thorough knowledge of what being a coal...More

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