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

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A fantastic place!

This is one of the best museums I've visited, and I've been in dozens and dozens. After a very disappointing trip to Horshoe Curve (see my review) I wasn't expecting much at this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Pittsburgh, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best museums I've visited, and I've been in dozens and dozens. After a very disappointing trip to Horshoe Curve (see my review) I wasn't expecting much at this museum, and I'm thrilled I was wrong! This place provides a comprehensive review of not only railroading, but also its effect on the town itself. Utterly fascinating;... More 

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is the type of museum that you can go to once in a lifetime. Yes its the history of the railroad & the city of Altoona but not much else to offer. If you want to see real working trains go to the Horseshoe Curve. It has a beautiful view of the tracks, trains & mountains. You can bring... More 

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Southworth, Washington
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49 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This place is very interesting. I recommend this museum if you are a train buff, Visit if you have a chance!

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Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Awesome place for train buffs. Located next to a nice McDonalds and large medical complex. Very well done and maintained.

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Pittsburgh
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I went with friends on a hot humid day. It was cooler outside for there was a breeze. Kids enjoyed themselves a lot though. So much we missed the candy store down the street that closed at 4pm. Yes, kids stayed with trains over candy. :-) The history was interesting and a nice place to go and learn. You may... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Very informative, well planned museum. There is everything you want to know about the railroad and it's history. The exhibits were interactive (although some did not work, i.e. burnt out bulbs or the computerr keyboard did not work) and were designed to keep the visitor engaged in the experience. Pros: A lot to see, interactive, visually appealing, informative and clean.... More 

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Somerset, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Suggest getting the combination ticket for the railroaders museum and the Horse shoe curve. Both are very interesting but allow an hour for the Horse shoe curve and two hours for the railroad museum.

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Salisbury,N.C.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Very informative. Friendly customer service. Interactive displays. Nice store. Very clean Bathrooms . Handicapped accessible.

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I love industrial museums and this was an excellent one. We were only able to be there for an hour and hope to be able to explore the 3 stories more throughly next time. Kathy

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wv
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

If you like trains you will enjoy the three floors of train history.I spent a few hours here as there is so much to see.If you buy the combo ticket you get admission to the museum and horseshoe curve for $11.00

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