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Seldom Seen Tourist Coal Mine

PO Box 83, Patton, PA 16668
800-237-8590
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Ranked #1 of 5 attractions in Patton
Type: Mines, Tours
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: A trip to this coal mine is a trip back through Pennsylvania's history.
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Trafford, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

my husband wanted to see this and it was very interesting. you learned alot obout the coal industry in our area. nice way to spend a couple hours

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Windber
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

This was a fun experience. I took my four year old son and his two older cousins. They all seemed to enjoy going underground. The tour guides are all retired miners and answer a ton of questions. If you are from the area you MUST go here and check out the local attractions.

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Cresson, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

My husband worked in the mines for 20 years and when you get down in so far they turn off all the lights and even though you know your hand is right infront of your face you can not see it know matter how hard you try. Some one has to really love his family alot to work in those... More

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PA
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

This is such a cool spot! My family LOVED traveling down into the mine, even though it was loud. SO WORTH a trip!!

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Cherry Tree, PA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

We took our children along with my brother and his children on the Haunted Mine tour! It was truly an experience the children still remember over 15 years later!

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Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

I live in Punxsutawney and take all my visitors (those who aren't too scared to go) into the mine. It is such an eyeopener for most of them and they all tip their hats to the underground coal mining profession after going into through the mine and learning about the process. TIP: No matter the above ground temperature, be sure... More

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Ebensburg, PA
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208 reviews 208 reviews
98 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

You travel inside of a real coal mine with a real coal miner. The experience is so different from most tourist sites that you will either be totally bored or astonished.

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Frederick
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205 attraction reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2011

We wanted to see a real coal mine and this is one of the few that we could do as a day trip. The drive there was long, tedious and windy and the entrance is not well marked, but once there, we got our tickets and were met for the tour within a half hour. It was given by a... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011

I can't say enough about this place. The Seldom Seen Mine is a hidden gem. I have dim memories of my parents bringing me here as a kid, so I found it online and brought my 8 year old son. Winding our way north of Altoona, we found the mine. Tours start at noon, and we got there at 11:10.... More

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Jupiter, Florida
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2010

The Seldom Seen Coal Mine is a gem! I discovered it while searching on the internet for fun things to do with children in Pennsylvania. We enjoyed a wonderful drive through the rolling hills of Pennsylvania to get there, and it was well worth it. I really didn't know what to expect during the tour, but when we donned our... More

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