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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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Hadn't visited since they moved to the new location...this a beautiful museum & great dedication to the railroaders. I have many formers railroaders in my family, it is wonderful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Mason, Ohio
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Mason, Ohio
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Hadn't visited since they moved to the new location...this a beautiful museum & great dedication to the railroaders. I have many formers railroaders in my family, it is wonderful to see such dedication to these hard workers! Thank you...& kudos!

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Youngstown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Really liked the honesty of the museum. Loved how everything was displayed. The interactive display at Kelly's Bar and the boy at the News stand made you feel like you were there.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I didn't know what to expect when we visited here but it was so informative and it had so much stuff. Just loved it. The cars that were there were neat. I felt like a kid on a school field trip.

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Elkridge, Maryland
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is the second time we have visited this museum and it is great! Our group this time included ages 10 to 62 and we spent about two hours. So much information and several interactive exhibits. On the day we went the Horseshoe Curve was automatically included in the admission, but we didn't have time to go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Awesome visit a must if you love trains. It is definitely a must if you are interested in history. It let's one see what things use to be and changes perceptions of what you think now. Looks are deceiving.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

A must for Rail Road aficionados. After viewing Horse Shoe Curve NHS.we went to the affiliated museum. (See Horse Shoe Curve 1st,combo ticket is NOT available at Museum,you can save alot). Be sure to see the 2nd and 3rd floor exhibits. It's really not clear that they exist. Nice gift shop with some interesting RR oriented gifts. Across the yard... More 

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Cresson, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Very informative. Great value. Also have summer concerts that are very good. Combine this with the Horseshoe Curve and it's a great day.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great people. Wonderful layout and history of the Altoona railroad. Was disappointed that we were not able to go inside more the of the railroad displays.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The museum while nicely laid out was also very dark inside. There wern't many items inside that would deteriorate due to lighting so why it was so dark is strange. The outside exhibits are poor. Except for the caboose, there was a flat car and box car. Could be better as could the roundhouse.

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Bedford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

For a relatively small city, this is a nicely laid out museum, in a series of train cars. Interesting exhibits, thoughtfully put together. Definitely worth a visit.

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Additional Information about Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum

Address: 1300 Ninth Ave., Altoona, PA 16602
Phone Number: 814-946-0834
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Altoona
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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