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Steamtown National Historic Site

4 Lackawanna Ave, Scranton, PA 18503
570 340-5200
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Ranked #2 of 16 attractions in Scranton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Trams, Historic Sites
Activities: Group tours/train
Description: This small museum is all about steam engines and their contribution to America's economy in the 19th century.
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forty fort
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This by far has the best trains and history exhibts ive seen there are train rides it just depends when you go what type th hey have so check there line up plenty of ac buildings the summer had a lot more going on than after its a fun day trip when in town or pocnos if you love trains... More

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VA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

I was visually impressed by the size of the steam locomotives. Amazing how they were constructed and functioned. I have childhood memories of these monsters yet only during this visit was I aware of the size and complexity of the engines. That exhibit was great.

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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a dream place to visist if you are into Steam Trains there are a great variety of trains at the museum you can spend hours looking at the trains and you can get to ride on them they have one of the largest Steam trains ever built plus a very Large Diesel Locomotive as well as model trains... More

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Stuart, FL
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70 reviews 70 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

What a wonderful National Park treasure in Scranton, PA to visit! We took an excursion from Steamtown to Cresco (other tours available - go to: http://www.nps.gov/stea/planyourvisit/trainridesandexcursions.htm for details) in the Poconos this past Sunday. We road in a vintage passenger car which was hauled by 2 diesel-electric locomotives. It was a ride in history, back into the prime time of... More

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Dalton, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Nice railroadiana and hardware. That many of the train cars were obtained from a Vermont town named Bellows Falls compromises its authenticity.

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Uniontown, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

got to take a ride on a steam driven locomotive train. Nice movie tells you the history of the trains & Scranton connection. Nice gift shop with lots to buy for everyone!

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Sykesville
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105 reviews 105 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We have been to many railroad museums and sites, and this one was pretty good. Service was somewhat abbreviated as the some of the rangers who operate this national park were sent to fight forest fires. It is something of a crap shoot of what trains may run, and whether there will be a shop tour when you get there.... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Well preserved and well done. Great piece of history and you actually get to walk around the yards and engines. This place will make your travel and facebook photos look awesome!

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is a wonderful place to take in the history of Railroads and Steam Train Technology. I recall seeing these trains in Bellows Falls VT as a kid and finally had the chance to visit their new home. There were no Steam Trains in operation during our visit and the Round House Turntable was also not functioning. Hope there are... More

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Troutville, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We love ,love, loved it!!! So many engines to see and so much to learn in all the awesome exhibits. We took the tour on an old Diesel engine and that was very informative also. A great place to visit

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