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Great play for kids

My wife & I often bring our 2 year old grandson to play at the HDC. There are many safe play... read more

Reviewed January 19, 2019
Jeffrey W
Nice place to go

This place is laid out very well. The people who work here are very pleasant. The different things... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2019
Thomas B
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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201 6th Ave, Johnstown, PA 15906-2500
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Reviewed January 19, 2019

My wife & I often bring our 2 year old grandson to play at the HDC. There are many safe play areas and the exhibits capture his attention. Highly recommend for a place to take your kids.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jeffrey W
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

This place is laid out very well. The people who work here are very pleasant. The different things you can see are interesting and fun to see.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Thomas B
Reviewed January 7, 2019

This is a museum designed for children, but all of us enjoyed it. My grandson enjoyed the coal mine, and the incline exhibit. My husband and grandson enjoyed creating different kinds of dams to see which held the water back best and had less destruction....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank laurelboo
Reviewed November 27, 2018

This museum is in Cambria city, right over the bridge. It is an interactive museum with great displays and explainations how immigrants arrived, how they were treated, their work environment, and other examples of life then. My grandkids really liked it. I would recommend this...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 18, 2018

We visited this museum on November 8. There is parking at the entrance. We started watching the film “Mystery of steel” (21 minutes). This way we had a good idea what steel is all about. The first floor of the museum tells the story of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AmarilisVos
Reviewed October 14, 2018

We spent over 2.5hrs there. It has several floors that can be accessed by stairs or elevator. The top floor has a kids section/play area.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RichardD1036
Reviewed August 7, 2018

I was impressed with the size of most of the exhibits about the lives of immigrants to this part of Pennsylvania. We skipped the children's museum section, and visited the artifacts from the local steel mills. It was a short visit, but informative. I would...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Barbara H
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

We took some younger children here last year and they had a wonderful time. The museum is first class. Great presentation. They also have an ice cream parlour, which is very nice. Worth the trip

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Jlb968
Reviewed February 28, 2018

I've been to the Heritage Discovery Center twice now and each time, I came away being more impressed with the center. On our first visit, we brought our 10 year old Granddaughter and 15 year old Grandson with us. Our Grandson summed it up quite...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank TerriAltergott
Reviewed November 10, 2017

dirty , This part of town is run down. not a nice place to be at night. High crime area. do the Incline PLane. it is nice and they are doing fresh up work on the observation look out point.

Date of experience: December 2016
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Response from silvertongue10147 | Reviewed this property |
I think you can cover the entire facility in 2 hours. It depends on the level of interest, and the age of the group. The 1st floor, in my opinion, is the best part. The interactive immigration booths are really a novel idea... More