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Steamtown National Historic Site

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Address: 4 Lackawanna Ave, Scranton, PA 18503
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+1 570-340-5200
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This small museum is all about steam engines and their contribution to...

This small museum is all about steam engines and their contribution to America's economy in the 19th century.

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I Had a Great Time!

OK, I could see how this wouldn't be everybody's cup of tea. But as someone who loved his Lionel trains as a kid, I had a great time. I had previously taken the "Behind the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

OK, I could see how this wouldn't be everybody's cup of tea. But as someone who loved his Lionel trains as a kid, I had a great time. I had previously taken the "Behind the Magic of Our Steam Trains" tour at Disney World. The tour I took here covered some of the same ground, but at a much lower... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A visit to Steamtown has become an annual tradition with my grandchildren. It's not that just the kids love it, I do too as it stirs great memories. The staff is very helpful friendly and the Park service should be proud.

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Warminster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Steamtown Nation Park is amazing for train lovers!! We took a family trip and my 6 year grandson enjoyed it beyond all expectation. We had the good luck of being able to go for train fest The staff was excellent, helpful, and very knowledgeable.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would skip the hokey movie and make sure you went on all the guided tours you can. The one of the machine shop was particularly interesting Visited on the snow and ice of December so the outside section n the middle of the round house was off limits but there was plenty of interesting inside the roundhouse itself, with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My grandson loved it. He loved all the trains and interactive displays. My husband loved the history and technology.

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Thank Mary C
Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

This is one of the most comprehensive museums for Steam Locomotives. They have here lots of trains and locomotives from all over the USA. It was well- organized, both indoors and in the back yard. In the theater you can see a movie about building bridges and tunnels during the early days of train transportation. We came with 2 small... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

A must for any rail buff. Lots to see & do. We spent about 4 hours, but got hungry. Could have come back after lunch, but that was enough for first visit. Wished they had a concession stand nearby or on site. Trolley museum next door. Pack a lunch!

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Thank Gary R
Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

You need to chugga chugga over to the steam town. They have great hands on activities for kids as well as tons of real working train cars and engines

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Rockland County, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

This museum is not as big as I expected, we only saw 15 or so locomotives on the whole site. They had a good exhibition explaining how the Pennsylvanian railroads had grown and then declined. The guided tours were what made the visit memorable for us, but were very variable. We had an extensive tour of the workshops and engine... More 

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Very clean and modern facility with lots of parking and Trolley museum across the lot. Santa train rides during the winter holiday season by reservation (did not try Santa ride during this visit). Numerous restored and original train cars and engines. You can walk through many of the cars. Incredible historic information throughout the museum. Wished the large photographs had... More 

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