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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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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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Delightful find!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
mjhall59
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upstate ny
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upstate ny
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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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Elmer, United States
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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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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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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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