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Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum

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Address: 1300 Ninth Ave., Altoona, PA 16602
Phone Number: 814-946-0834
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A museum celebrating the history of the railroad in industrial America.

A museum celebrating the history of the railroad in industrial America.

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Just big enough to utilize attention span. Longer might be boring, shorter would leave carving for more. Organized in nice fashion with vintage type exhibits mixed with some... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2015
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Warsaw, Poland
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Just big enough to utilize attention span. Longer might be boring, shorter would leave carving for more. Organized in nice fashion with vintage type exhibits mixed with some interactive displays. Great stop in the way from Buffalo to Washington.

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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Our family are Railroad enthusiasts, and have enjoyed rail museums in Alaska, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska and Iowa - but this is the most interactive by far. Kids enjoyed the hand's on experience, and my husband liked the real trains on display.

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Thank Darci L
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43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

If you love trains, this is for you! So much to see here. The place is s wealth of info on trains, the area and the lives of the people who built and work the train lines. The kids really loved the outside where they could climb on the trains.

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Thank spryttle
Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Great reproductions of life in the time of trains! Great set up throughout, Good interactive displays. Even has a computer that can find some info on folks who worked at the "shops" or on the rails. (I had both grandfathers work there) My grandson who's 3 loves it there.

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Thank StarrRN
ollidaysburg
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

I think this museum has done a significant amount of justice to Altoona"s railroad history. The displays and artifacts show a true picture of days long ago. Our generation remembers how things were when the railroad was a thriving industry in Altoona. To see how this museum reconstructs and displays the information of how our railroad operated, what the train... More 

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Thank Greg W
Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

There is so much history to learn about our countries rail system there. The exhibits are great, you never feel crowded, and just a great way to spend a day.

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Thank Maggie977
Altoona, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Great little museum in an area rich in railroad history. Don't miss this attraction if you are in the Blair County area

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Thank Ruby4312
Duncansville, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

This Is a good place to go back through the Altoona and Pennsylvania railroad history....but you are on your own..some areas have button type information but some just did not work,had a computer there to show names of employees past and present but froze on one name..been there before same problem. Looked for the name plates purchased by individuals to... More 

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Thank George D
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57 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

All the time spent to make this a worthwhile attraction was money well spent. It is a well run and clean museum. It highlights terrifically the history in the area and of course the railroad. Highlights are the trains. The gift shop is also great for train buffs. You can also access the gift shop without purchasing tickets to the... More 

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Thank Erich S
Colorado
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338 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

First time at the museum. Free parking in lot. Large museum with many exhibits on a few different floors, as well as a roundhouse. If you are a railroad fan, you will really like it. I am not, but it was still fairly interesting. The brief movies are worth watching, so plan to do that, unless you have very young... More 

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