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Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine & Steam Train

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It is very enjoyable to learn about coal mining in the old days. They take you down in an old coal... read more

Reviewed July 4, 2018
Robert D
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Great experience

Really enjoyed this tour. The tour guide really made the tour complete. His knowledge of the coal... read more

Reviewed July 4, 2018
Kokomo, Indiana
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Tour Pennsylvania's mining history at these mines.
19th & Oak Sts., Ashland, PA 17921
+1 570-875-3850
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Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

It is very enjoyable to learn about coal mining in the old days. They take you down in an old coal car. We enjoyed ourselves and had a lot of fun. Make sure to take a long sleeve shirt or jacket along. It is only...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed this tour. The tour guide really made the tour complete. His knowledge of the coal mine from back then to now was amazing. I would definitely recommend this tour, but remember to take a jacket.

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Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

Being from a big attraction city. It is nice to be able to slow down and enjoy a real town attraction. Even though the steam train wasn’t working, we still took a fabulous mine train tour waaaay down. Eating at Jellybucket cafe is a MUST....More

Thank Melanie G
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

Tour takes about 45 minutes. It was sunny and 92 outside. 49 in the mine. Covered waiting area for next excursion feels air conditioned by air coming from mine. Tour gave insight on what it was like to work in a coal mine. Gift shop...More

Thank Francis L
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Following our trip to Centralia we visited the coal mine. We very much enjoined the tour. Our young guide was very knowledgeable. Would recommend it.

Thank Karmae A
Reviewed June 17, 2018

I had visited here as a child, but did not fully appreciate this place until my recent trip as an adult. Our guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the rich coal mining history of the region. While this is an excellent activity for families with...More

1  Thank shar0nm62
Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

We were expecting an over-produced, cheesy tourist trap, but got quite the opposite. Informative, entertaining, and educational. And our guide used to be a miner. He answered all our questions, was entertaining while still being informative, and we learned a lot. Definitely bring a jacket...More

1  Thank DiverMom451
Reviewed June 3, 2018

Having had a stop off at Centralia, we were looking for extra things to do in the area and found this mine. For a reasonable price, you can go in a (very rickety!) mine train into the former mine and learn about the history of...More

1  Thank RockMeAsmodeus
Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

This tour was great! My husband is from a nearby town originally and had come here when he was in school. He had fond memories of it. We visited the Tuesday after labor day. We tried to do the first tour of the day, but...More

Thank Mel_Hossler
Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

We came here on a whim after seeing a brochure and it was a nice stop on our way home. We learned a lot about coal mining and the tour was fun and educational. Great for all ages!

Thank Lisa M
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Nancy C
July 18, 2018|
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Response from 616ruthie | Reviewed this property |
It was inexpensive. Includes a ride into the coal mine in the coal cars they used years ago. I'm claustrophobic, but it didn't bother me at all. It was 86 degrees out the day we were there, and it was cold in the mine... More
August 12, 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.