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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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A museum celebrating the history of the railroad in industrial...

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

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Wonderful for train lovers

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
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Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Ruby4312
Duncansville, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank George D
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46 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 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 

Thank Erich S
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296 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 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 

Thank COGuest
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I was at awesome when I went. Wonderful piece of Historic History of The Railroad great experience love reading upon how it all began.

Thank Carmen D
Warren, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Very informative presentations of the history of the "Pennsy" R.R.. Has cool displays, and unusual facts about train wrecks, and the workings of the iconic original railroad.

Thank YKW1949
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83 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Three stories of nice memorabilia. Don't miss the theatre presentations. Learned a lot about railroad history in Altoona. Roundhouse was disappointing, except for Railway Express.

Thank Victoria B
Dublin Ireland
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19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

A truly fantastic place to visit,great historic building. Only trouble was,it looks awful outside,but inside,brilliant

Thank thomas p
Altoona, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Well, I would love to see a lot more actual train cars here that you could enter and explore. More hands on big train, real train stuff I would love to see. My young son did always enjoy going here. It is nice that they have all kinds of wonderful train gifts and toys in their gift shop. I really... More 

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