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Steamtown National Historic Site

Address: 4 Lackawanna Ave, Scranton, PA 18503
Phone Number: 570 340-5200
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Scranton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Trams, Specialty Museums, Transportation, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Activities: Group tours/train
Owner description: This small museum is all about steam engines and their contribution to America's economy in the...
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Type: Historic Sites, Trams, Specialty Museums, Transportation, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Activities: Group tours/train
Owner description: This small museum is all about steam engines and their contribution to America's economy in the 19th century.

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Massachusetts
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

Quite a bit to see. Well done and informative as all the national parks are! A few suggestions though. Walking to the park from my downtown hotel was dreadful - do not advise it! They are doing construction so only way accessible was along driving route which had no sidewalks! Movie in theatre seemed interesting but the narration sound track... More 

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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We did the Santa trolley ride... it was absolutely phenomenal. We thoroughly enjoyed the history of the train yard and the trains that ran through it. The Conductor was extremely friendly and knowledgeable! the ride was great- the seats even change to accommodate the way you're traveling from forward to reverse.

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New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I've been to quite a few train venues since my son loves trains. Been all over the Lancaster, Jim Thorpe, Connecticut train museums and rides. However, the National Historic SIte I must say is the best of them all. The place is pristine and trains and equipment just fantastic.

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NE Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The trolly ride is fun for all ages. The train museum is also great for everyone. I would wait until the kids are a bit older to take the guided tour through the museum as it is a long tour and the little ones may not have the patience for it.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

interesting place, lots about trains. can take a train length vary . one we had a short ride another day a very long ride. not by steam.

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Lords Valley
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Takes you back to the era of steam locomotive travel. Not very crowded, and very knowledgeable staff

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Tiverton, Rhode Island
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Loved the history and the museum and seeing all the trains on display. We also had a train ride and the guide was excellent

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Like steam? They got that. Like Diesel? They got that. Like Electric? They got that too (sort of). Great interpretive displays, really lets you get an in depth look at railroading. "Scranton Limited" excursions are great for those who just want to ride the train, longer excursion to Moscow is superb.

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Westminster, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Lots of trains. Several sections showing works in progress, Big Boy train on site, lots of tracks, train excursions available. Round table on site. Great documentation and pictures explaining the trains and history. Nice gift shop. Great parking on site. Next to Trolly museum, so very convenient.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

If you love trains, especially steam engines, you will love this place. Lots of old steam engines (restored and in the process of being restored) and some rolling stock (train cars and cabooses). Really good exhibits showing the history of the railroad and steam power. They also have a trolley museum. There are a number of trolley and train excursions... More 

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