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Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum

1300 Ninth Ave., Altoona, PA 16602
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Ranked #2 of 19 attractions in Altoona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Description: A museum celebrating the history of the railroad in industrial America.
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Latrobe, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We visited this museum as a couple in June near the ending of it's business day. The museum only had a few visitors while we were thing, making it very easy to walk around and see everything. There was so much to see! Three floors of interactive, interesting, and well-displayed exhibits covering every aspect of the Railroad industry/area. There was... More

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Montgomery County, PA
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108 reviews 108 reviews
34 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I purchased the combination ticket that included access to the incline at the Horseshoe Curve (the combo can be purchased at either location). After visiting the curve when it opened at 9:00 AM, I drove to the museum which is about 10 minutes away if you don't get lost as I did briefly. By the time I arrived rain had... More

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Elmwood Park, New Jersey
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This is a beautiful museum. Visually appealing, very interactive (good for the kids), and real train cars you can explore. Interesting little video too!

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Museum was of interest to me, however the wife became bored very early on. It is a Handy Capped person friendly site, except for outside grounds.

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London, England
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329 reviews 329 reviews
163 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

If you just want to drool over locomotives, this is not the museum for you. This one is all about the people who made the railways run and is very informative. I guess the clue is in the name.

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bergen county, nj
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This museum is okay, some interesting stuff, but small with no actual trains, but they tell me they are working on opening the great roundhouse on the property and there are lots of trains in bad shape in storage behind the roundhouse, so someday this might be a great place. For real train lovers, head to Strasberg to the Railroad... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Stopped here on the way to the Curve with my 9 year old granddaughter. There is a lot to see, there are 3 floors of displays. Some of it was interesting to me but my granddaughter was a little bored. She did like pushing the buttons on the displays though. There was one display where you could push buttons to... More

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Zeeland, Michigan
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48 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

They have added so many static displays!!! We visited here many years ago and they have done many upgrades in the last few years. A must see for the railroad fan!!!

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

The Altoona Railroaders Museum is an amazing place to visit as well as Horseshoe Curve. I would recommend a weekday visit due to hours, and taking a car, not the train so that you can visit both. And in regards to the lady who posted "Altoona, boo", it's actually too bad that you did take the train. You missed the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

Grew up going to Horseshoe Curve (HSC) and the museum in Altoona. Things have changed will say they are good but there are bad things too. Near 10 bucks a person to see HSC is crazy when there is very little to see once it's outside the fence. Norfolk Southern owns the property around the park, and it's trimmed once... More

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