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Johnstown Flood Museum

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Address: 304 Washington Street, Johnstown, PA 15901
Phone Number: 888-222-1889
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It was my first time in Johnstown so I could not miss learning about the famous Johnstown Flood. The movie was very informative. I would recommend it if in the area

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

It was my first time in Johnstown so I could not miss learning about the famous Johnstown Flood. The movie was very informative. I would recommend it if in the area

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Philly
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The Johnstown Flood museum is very informative. It details the tragic events leading up to the flood and then it reveals the devastation describes the impact it had on the victims and their families. It was a tragedy that could have been prevent. Learn the history yourself with your visit.

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Williamsburg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

You can easily spend the better part of a day between the museum in the city and the national memorial 14 miles up river where the Dam that broke is located. It's an emotional learning experience mainly about greed and arrogance of a few.

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Reston, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Interesting exhibits and artifacts from the flood. Diorama of the event brings the disaster home. Sad stories about partial families who survived and who didn''t. Parking on the street (metered) around the corner. While there, go see the immigrant museum a few miles away.

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Sugar Land, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

History books do not do this attraction any justice. The initial movie about the flood is great and really helps the visitor understand what really happened at Johnstown. It is a lesson of how the 'haves' and 'have nots' have failed to recognize the significance of each other and through a mere dollar many lives were lost. On a larger... More 

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Hooversville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The museum is a great place to learn about the history of Johnstown. It has terrific artifacts and pictures. Do not forget to see the Guggenheim film, The Johnstown Flood", which won an Academy Award. This would be good to take children 12 and older.

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Wyandotte, Michigan, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The museum provides an interesting history on three historic floods in Johnstown. Part of the attraction is a movie about the devastating 19th century flood.

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Markleysburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My wife and 2 children (ages 7 & 12) visited today (7/21/15) and we had a great time. The museum was very interesting and the film held all of our attentions. A gentleman named Dave was working and he made our visit exponentially more enjoyable. He was very friendly and willing to share his time with our kids. I gave... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This is a great little museum that details all the events of the disastrous flood. So sad! The movie is good and worth watching, but doesn't seem to fit the screen. It cuts off the tops of heads, but it's watchable. Just needs adjusted. Definitely worth a visit!

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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you are in the area, this is a must see museum. The movie is great telling the story of that disastrous flood on May 31, 1889 that killed 2,209 people. An excellent display of actual artifacts from the disaster and numerous wonderful displays!

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