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Steamtown National Historic Site

4 Lackawanna Ave, Scranton, PA 18503
+1 570-340-5200
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Took our grandson to Steamtown and had a short, but great visit. Park is well laid out and is an... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Dave S
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Carbondale, Pennsylvania
Love steam engines and rail history

A lot of steam engines to view in the roundhouse. So glad to see these preserved even though only a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
BoscoW52
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Lewisberry, Pennsylvania
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This small museum is all about steam engines and their contribution to America's economy in the 19th century.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“big boy” (36 reviews)
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4 Lackawanna Ave, Scranton, PA 18503
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Reviewed yesterday

Took our grandson to Steamtown and had a short, but great visit. Park is well laid out and is an interesting view into railroading history and it's contribution to the growth of our nation. Short train ride was fun and Ranger Tim dd an informative...More

Thank Dave S
Reviewed yesterday

A lot of steam engines to view in the roundhouse. So glad to see these preserved even though only a few of them operate now and most will never run again. The displays throughout the museum were very interesting and will engage all ages. Only...More

Thank BoscoW52
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stopped at Steamtown on our way home from Hershey. Steamtown was fun, the kids liked it. The part could use some updating and a longer ride on the train would be nice. The museum is interesting and has lots of information.

Thank JRWTKD
Reviewed 6 days ago

we took our granddaughters to steamtown on july 16th. we had a great time looking at all the old steam diesel trains and were able to go inside many of them. we also took a half hour ride in one of them and the conductor...More

Thank LouisvilleGrace
Reviewed 1 week ago

Steamtown was quite interesting. Great collection of steam trains. Take advantage of the free tour given by the National Park ranger. He was very knowledgeable and interesting.

Thank travelinglemon1959
Reviewed 1 week ago

There should be a ranking above "excellent" for this historic site in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Steamtown has been lovingly reconstructed as a hidden gem of railroad history. Be sure to take the tour offered several times daily by a member of the park staff. The thirty...More

Thank Randy L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fun visit at Steamtown! Most of workers are volunteers. Went on train ride for $5 additional ticket-well worth it! Watched movie-entertaining. Walked around and explored-interesting! Good rainy day activity without spending a lot!

Thank Sandy P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun for train lovers of all ages. Explore the train yard and take an excursion on a steam train. Sometimes special exhibits are featured. National Park.

Thank ndfamily1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was excellent museum. Took a tour of the shops where they are restoring steam locos. Quite interesting. Never realized the complexity and maintenance required. I especially liked the cutaway steam engin so you can see how the steam is made and powers the wheels. If...More

Thank Mike T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Scranton for a family reunion and found this place on TripAdvisor. Really great. The reviewers who say this is just a bunch of rusting trains missed a lot. As other reviewers have suggested, it's ideal to get there right as they open...More

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Rong C
23 July 2017|
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Response from Eldorado850 | Reviewed this property |
Yes BUT it is worth seeing the actual locomotives, the shop, the short movies. It is interesting and entertaining. Then head over to the Lacawanna Radison and see the grand rail station that was turned into a hotel.
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Alex M
14 January 2017|
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Response from RosiePearl | Reviewed this property |
It depends on wether or not you take the train ride and stop at the trolley museum and take that ride as well. There is a movie which is a great introduction to the museum. I would say without visiting the trolley museum... More
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Rossy P
13 December 2016|
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Response from Alyssa B | Reviewed this property |
wanted to post an update since the other answers are for last season. in park cause hops and short lines are 5$ , longer excursions very in price. no longer excursions have been posted for the season as of yet due to... More
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