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“Mine Tour”

Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine & Steam Train
Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Ashland
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Tour Pennsylvania's mining history at these mines.
Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

We just went there yesterday during there fall festival. What a great time. The tours where very good and the staff where all outstanding! The events line face painting games and rides where all free!!!! My daughter and grand daughter want to come back!!! Thank you for a memorable and awesome day!!!

Thank Tammy R
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Reviewed October 21, 2017

We saw on the website that the first tour was to be at 11 AM, but that the office opened at 10 AM. We were surprised to find it open when we arrived early. Turns out a big group arranged a special tour at 10 AM, more convenient for us. (Lesson is, call ahead to find out if there are added tours). We so enjoyed the two tours, going in the mine was a bit more interesting. Sure the train is bumpy as it's always been. They drive down and stop for everyone to get down and see two tunnels. The former miner who drove and guided us was fun, passionate and knowledgable. Lots of history. The school kids down there seemed to enjoy as much as we did.

Thank Carrie H
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Reviewed October 16, 2017

I am a big fan of small "mom and pop" like museums. Clearly, this place is small and humble operation so ask yourself when was the last time you went inside what was once a real working mine? For me, and for most, the answer is never. Once you inside you will feel the awe of the hard work and dedication these miners gave to get coal out of the mines for the industrial nation to do its work. The ride into the mine is fascinating as you feel very grind and bump of the track and the cold 49 degrees is a reminder of some of the conditions these miners had to work in. The tour was incredibly educational and leaves you with an unforgettable impression. I fully support these type of institutions that aim to preserve the history and heritage of many things long gone.

1  Thank mumufreemovies
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Reviewed October 16, 2017

We took ride on train and had history of the coal mine area then rode into the coal mine. The history of the coal mining in the surrounding area was very interesting

Thank Lori H
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Reviewed October 7, 2017

I really enjoyed this attraction The coal mine tour sends you into an actual coal mine that was mined into the 1930's. One inside the mine our tour guide Rick took us to several areas and explained the process of coal mining. Several dummies are located in the mine to show what each job looked like. It was cold with water dripping down but the real deal. The train ride was delayed over 20 minutes without any reason given. However it gives great views of the mountains around the area and shows a mountain where mining was done. This tour guide talked a lot about bootlegging mining, the history of the Centralia mine fire, how coal mining affected the area's economy, and mining on a nearby mountain. I strongly suggest seeing both tours.

Thank Justin W
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