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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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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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Can't miss for railroad buffs.

A great history of the Pennsylvania Railroad. Leave plenty of time to see the entire museum. Take time to go into the roundhouse where restoration is actually taking place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

A great history of the Pennsylvania Railroad. Leave plenty of time to see the entire museum. Take time to go into the roundhouse where restoration is actually taking place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We visited with our child for the second time in about 6 or 7 years, and it's coming along nicely. The main museum is complete. Very interesting stuff I had no idea about regarding the rise of the railroads. But the most fun and impressive part is the operating roundhouse and rolling stock. Pay for admission here then drive up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

My husband requested that we visit the museum when we were in the area. I loved looking and the exhibits and listening to the stories. My daughter loved that she could get in a caboose and check it out. I loved that too!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Stumbled upon this on our vacation this May by following an attraction sign while passing through Altoona. It's a pretty cool museum devoted to railroads and train history. It is very nicely kept up and my husband (the train enthusiast) was tickled to come across this gem. Three floors of well labelled artifacts. Trains accessible. Recommended if you are in... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Having been a fireman during college summer breaks this place had special meaning to me. My father also worked on the railroad for 30 years and I got to go to work work him several times. This visit was a step back in time and I really loved the entire place. I spent 30 days living in a caboose just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

Grandson loves looking at all the train stuff and they have train tables for them to play while you look at everything else. It is well worth the money both my husband and father have retired from the railroad.

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

really interesting, especially if your family or someone you know ever worked "on the railroad." Great memorabilia and artifacts. The old cars are amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

They have summer concerts that are great fun, well priced and just a blast with a night out with friends

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

After a visit to the Horseshoe Curve we went to the museum. It is very well done. A lot of history and fascinating exhibits. We ran out of time before we could do the outside exhibits. We would certainly recommend this attraction to everyone.

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Bellwood, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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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Additional Information about Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum

Address: 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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