I just Love the incline, and the Gift Shop and trains I would Recamened Going here on a day that is Sunny!
This is a great way to spend and afternoon. Scenery is beautiful, friendly people in the gift shop and of course watching the trains. Very cute small incline to get to the top. We took the steps to the top which could be a bit of a workout. I would love to return in the fall. I was very impressed... More
The Horseshoe Curve has been around for well over a hundred and fifty years and should be on every rail fans bucket list. East bound trains brake hard going down the mountain and west bound trains crawl up the mountain. Multiple trains going in both directions make for a fun time. ONE NOTE - Even though the US Government won't... More
The Horseshoe Curve is a great place to watch trains. There are so many great trains passing through there, and there are a lot of railfans that do their thing in the park. Chat up the locals to learn more about the Curve and the trains. It is stunning, and the scenery is amazing. If you are looking for a... More
Great to see anytime but really beautiful in the Fall. Hard to believe something like this could have been constructed so long ago. Trains come all the time. Very impressive for all the viewers.
The Horseshoe Curve is Altoona's premier tourist destination. It was an engineering marvel of it's time, and because of that was on the top ten list of places the Germans wanted to bomb in the US during WW2. Definitely worth your time if you are a train buff, or if you find yourself in Altoona.
This is a really neat experience for any person at any age. I remember when it didn't cost money to go to the top, now you have to pay whether you ride the incline or walk the almost 200 stairs to the top. Which I believe they started charging people about 8 years ago. I mean it is a really... More
Great view of 4 engines pulling long freight cars around this sharp curve and up grade that was built by hand in the 1800's
I grew up in Altoona Pa. in the 1940,s and 50,s and have been to the Horseshoe Curve many times as a child. Back in those days there was no gift shop or museum,or tram to the top. WE six kids followed the steps to the top and saw a steam engine and a very dramatic view, no railings.My family... More
Not really a lot to see except for the ability to be at track level in the middle of the Horseshoe Curve and that is pretty cool if you like railroads. You can climb the 196 steps as I did or you can ride the incline to track level. We stayed long enough to see one really long freight train... More
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