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Steamtown National Historic Site

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Address: 4 Lackawanna Ave, Scranton, PA 18503
Phone Number: 570 340-5200
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Activities: Group tours/train
Description: This small museum is all about steam engines and their contribution to...
This small museum is all about steam engines and their contribution to America's economy in the 19th century.
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a pic i took of this beautiful steam train in Heywood Lancashire its on the east lancs railway and runs from Heywood to bury for a small fee i just love taking pictures of it x... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Heywood, United Kingdom
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Heywood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

a pic i took of this beautiful steam train in Heywood Lancashire its on the east lancs railway and runs from Heywood to bury for a small fee i just love taking pictures of it x Diane x

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Pittsburgh, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Had several hours to kill recently passing through Scranton. Not a big train enthusiast but this place was very interesting. I'm sure this is a great place in any season but the dead of Winter. There are many trains to see and explore. You need at least 2 hours to go through this collection. Can see how kids would love... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A nice way to spend the afternoon with your family and enjoy the history, sights and learn more about this part of the area.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Took my train obsessed nephew here when he was 7, he loved it. Took my 4 and 2 year old grandchildren also ans it was a great experience. You can stay as long or as little as you wish, and visit only that portion of the museum that interests your audience. A lot of the museum was very hands on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

If you love trains or have children, this place is for you. Takes about an hour to see everything and you can have a train ride (the don't always have this).

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Massachusetts
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 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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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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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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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
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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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