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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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Steamtown is great! If you love trains, this is the place to be! My husband and I visited in winter so it wasn't crowded at all and actually felt like we were in the museum alone... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Steamtown is great! If you love trains, this is the place to be! My husband and I visited in winter so it wasn't crowded at all and actually felt like we were in the museum alone which was awesome! The staff are so friendly and knowledgeable and the exhibits are very well done. We truly learned a lot and we... More 

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Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

$7 entrance fee and $5 fee to for a 45 minute, 3 mile train ride. Most of the train ride was spent switching tracks and then we went out to the Nay Aug Gorge area where we had to quickly take photos. Disappointed we weren't able to see anything else. Overall, if you're a railfan, you'll love this place. Lots... More 

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Princeton
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Fun place for all ages. you are able to wander at your own pace. Also offers train rides. If you are a senior yu can use your Golden passport for the museum.

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Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

this is a very good museum to learn about and see up close the steam era of train travel. they have a lot of memorabilia and trains to see and a great display of a working round house. but the train ride was very disappointing , it is very short and does not really do justice for the rest of... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

The whole family enjoyed the trip. There was something for everyone.Great historical train ride and information about the area.

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Wellington, Florida, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The train museum and the train ride are great attractions, tying bygone days to modern day Scranton. A little piece of history right in Downtown Scranton.

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Innisfil
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

visited this National Site and the walking tour of the Maintenance shops was the highlight. Learned about the life and work to maintain the Steam locomotives of yesterday but here they were bringing them back to life. It was wonderful and our guide was very informative. Worth the admission.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

There are too many things to say about this. If you go there, the one thing that I highly recommend that you do is to go on the Trolly ride. There are two train ride's but the Trolly ride is the best of both. There are countless trains there, and the fun my son had was priceless. Highly recommend.

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Washington Township, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I was never someone who loved trains or dreamed of stealing away on one to see the country. I enjoy my car too much. But after spending the good part of an afternoon exploring the extensive museum and large number of trains, I purchased two books from the bookstore to learn more about trains and the fascinating history. The displays,... More 

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Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Maybe I'm biased because of the beauty of the Strasburg and Hummelstown Railroads in southern Pennsylvania, but to me, this place seemed like a dump with the exception of the interior of the museum. The museum itself is interesting and clean enough, but the train yard itself looks like an inner-city ghetto. There's graffiti all over rusting cars/coaches. We opted... More 

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