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Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum

1300 Ninth Ave., Altoona, PA 16602
814-946-0834
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Ranked #2 of 19 Attractions in Altoona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: A museum celebrating the history of the railroad in industrial America.
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: A museum celebrating the history of the railroad in industrial America.

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Mount Olive, North Carolina
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76 reviews 76 reviews
30 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I was driving through the area and decided to make a stop at the museum, as I have a great love of trains and industry. As other reviewers have stated, the museum was rather quiet. I was there on a Sunday afternoon and pretty much had the museum to myself. The museum gave me a greater appreciation for the people... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

As a railroader I found it neat to check out the history of the industry in the area. Seeing how things were and knowing how they are now was surprising to see.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Was decided that as part of coming and visiting the Horseshoe Curve, we needed to see the National RR Museum. SO glad we did as they both go hand in hand. The movie presentations were informative & the displays shows much thought in the layout. If you even think it might be fun to see the HSC, you NEED to... More 

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LONG ISLAND, NY
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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Find out how Altoona's railroad activities made this town unique by visiting the museum. Plan on spending an hour or two here. Lots of visuals and animation to make for a valuable experience.

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Gentofte
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82 reviews 82 reviews
30 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Very much worth a visit. Do notice that the title "Railroaders Museum" is very accurate. This is very much about the people - the railroaders - not so much about the trains and locomotives. Very educational.

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Cleveland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is located in Altoona near the Amtrak station. The museum has admission that includes admission to the Horseshoe Curve park. The museum was interesting for both adults and children. There are interactive displays for kids. The gift shop had lots of fun train stuff. There are exhibits indoors and outdoors.

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Duncansville, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Great little museum to learn about the Altoona area. They also have nice summer concerts that feature local and national artists.

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Allegany
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116 reviews 116 reviews
25 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Never crowded and it really had a lot to teach you about the industry that built Altoona. I'd definitely stop in if it is your first visit to Altoona.

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Columbus Ohio
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188 reviews 188 reviews
125 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The museum was good and I'd say worth the visit. Not worth a repeat visit though. The museum is definitely getting better over time, of course they plan on opening the roundhouse and that will be a great addition. I thought it would be a 3-4 hour museum but was more like 1-2 hours. Staff was nice and restrooms clean.... More 

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Middletown, NJ
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The Altoona PA Railroaders Museum emphasizes the people involved in the industry. It does have a display of actual trains, but one should not expect this to be like Strasburg or Baltimore. Instead we seniors and 10yr old train fanatic grandson found the museum itself to be one of the most interesting exhibits we've seen. Lots of hands on and... More 

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