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Horseshoe Curve National Historic Landmark

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Address: 1500 Glenn White Road, Altoona, PA
Phone Number: +1 814-941-7743
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Description: An unusual construction of rail-building that enabled trains to move...
An unusual construction of rail-building that enabled trains to move westward.
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An awesome feat of engineering

The only thing I would like to see them do is post a time table for the trains. They have a printed schedule of sorts where you buy your tickets....but maybe if they could post... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

I think anyone into railroad history will love this place and now you can ride up if can't climb steps is handicap accessible,big for me in a wheelchair.

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Horseshoe Curve is an engineering marvel. But it's also just a fun place to be. You take the funicular up to the top and stand within the horseshoe and watch the trains go up or down the mountain. There are enough daily trains that you rarely miss seeing one, or two passing while going each way. There are picnic... More 

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Monaca, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

this is really interesting for any railroad or history buffs. Also quite beautiful. visit in good weather!

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Seattle
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I went around this curve while on the Amtrak Pennsylvanian to Philadelphia. It's a great photo op to observe the train you are on, the curve lets you see the entire train.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The only thing I would like to see them do is post a time table for the trains. They have a printed schedule of sorts where you buy your tickets....but maybe if they could post the schedule on a large board and keep it current it would give one a better chance to actually see a train. We had no... More 

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Elmer, United States
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

whether you're an old train buff or traveling with kids, it's exciting to watch the trains up on the curve.

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Union, Ohio
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31 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This really is for lovers of trains. We had fun and I would say if trains are your thing, make the trip. It REALLY in a one of a kind trip have fun, be safe

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The Horseshoe Curve is worth the visit. When you can see an entire train wrapped around the curve, you get a great appreciation for the men who built that curve! The admission fee to the Curve also gets you into the Railroader's Museum, a true jewel of railroad history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

My son loves to go to the curve and we sit for Hours watching the trains. They have picnic tables so we take lunch.

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Lilly, PA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Seems to be a money maker with not too much actual real info on the Curve. Overpriced things in their Gift Shop. Made a special trip with my family last Summer and the lift was out of order and had to walk up, which they did not mind too much except that they had to pay the same price as... More 

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