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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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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: A museum celebrating the history of the railroad in industrial America.

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Trains and more trains

If your a train freak this is the place to come. The train capital of the world. Three floors to go through and you just can't get enough.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Bellwood, Pennsylvania
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Bellwood, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

If your a train freak this is the place to come. The train capital of the world. Three floors to go through and you just can't get enough.

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Elmer, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

we loved seeing and hearing about all the history about the town of Altoona and it's importance in the early days and present days of railroading

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Union, Ohio
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

It was nice, small but informational. Strange place to house it. It was at the end of a long day of driving. If I had to do it again I would go here, then the horseshoe curve and then the candy outlet store. A full day but well worth it.

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Southern Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We purchased a family membership in September (the month before we moved to the area). Unfortunately, the membership ran through the calendar year and we were only able to go back one additional time before our "annual" membership expired. There are a few interesting things to see. Along with the membership was access to the Horse Shoe Curve site. The... More 

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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

Ive been attending the summer concert series since it began. It is a great evening out and right here in Altoona. Yes alcohol is served but I have never seen an issue at any show. It is a great fun time for the area. Certainly puts us on par with our larger neighbor,Pittsburgh. At least for a few evenings in... More 

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Pasadena, Maryland
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We stop here on a trip to Altoona.It was small but nice place to stop.We looked around for about an hour.It was not on our list but my daughter seen it and we ran in to see it.Happy I did.

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Pennsylvania
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102 reviews 102 reviews
18 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The inside is well done, with three floors of displays. Outside you can view trains and the round house. Two short films about Horseshoe Bend run continuously. Fun for kids of all ages.

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Mount Olive, North Carolina
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76 reviews 76 reviews
30 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I was driving through the area and decided to make a stop at the museum, as I have a great love of trains and industry. As other reviewers have stated, the museum was rather quiet. I was there on a Sunday afternoon and pretty much had the museum to myself. The museum gave me a greater appreciation for the people... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

As a railroader I found it neat to check out the history of the industry in the area. Seeing how things were and knowing how they are now was surprising to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Was decided that as part of coming and visiting the Horseshoe Curve, we needed to see the National RR Museum. SO glad we did as they both go hand in hand. The movie presentations were informative & the displays shows much thought in the layout. If you even think it might be fun to see the HSC, you NEED to... More 

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