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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 - Simply Amazing

I'm not a train buff, but I think trains are cool; especially old trains. We spent an hour or so here and I have to say - SteamTown is awesome. Lotsa history spelled out simply... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Brooklyn, New York
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Brooklyn, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I'm not a train buff, but I think trains are cool; especially old trains. We spent an hour or so here and I have to say - SteamTown is awesome. Lotsa history spelled out simply, big trains all over the place, great staff, clean grounds, etc. Everyone should visit, young and old alike - there's something for everyone. Even if... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The day's train ride since it was Sunday was the Nay Aug Limited and was about 45 minutes and was total worth it. There's a lot of history about steam trains and is very educational. At some parts it seemed more geared to little kids but overall seemed worth the time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I were in Scranton during speak break (mid April). We checked the Internet for interesting places to visit in Scranton and Steamtown National Historic Site was ranked #1. We happened to be in Scranton during our sons 10th bday. We decided on Steamtown National Historic Site for his bday. It was an excellent choice. The entire family... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

You will get your train fix here. In this museum you can board old steam locomotives the dining and sleeping cars and well as actual mail car used in the day. Knowledgeable tour guide or you can do at your own pace. If you are interested in hands on touching Old trains this place is a must good for kids... More 

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ny
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Great place for the whole family. The tour was very interested & educational. The tour guide was great. Make sure to see the 18 minute movie in the theater.

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Toronto, Canada
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25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This site offers great education of, and wonderful viewing of historic trains. The tour of the restoration shop was very detailed and you got to see the size and scale of the work being done as well as parts. Fantastic collection of historic trains. Unless a special event or live exhibition is occurring it might not be for entertaining or... More 

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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This museum has a number of old trains and artifacts. It is very popular during the school year with groups. Train rides are sometimes available.

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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
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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