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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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Educational & fun.

Great for adults & kids. They have lots of trains you can walk on to check out. You can even go on a train ride.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Dallas, Pennsylvania
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Dallas, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Great for adults & kids. They have lots of trains you can walk on to check out. You can even go on a train ride.

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

As others have posted entrance is hard to find from the main road. Cliff Street is off of, Lackawanna Ave and is hard to find. Their website will give you Latitude/Longitude coordinates if your GPS can handle that. Passing the mall on Lackawanna Ave to make the right on Cliff Street we almost missed Cliff Street, a banner hung on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Very hard to find with a GPS and terribly marked. Once we found it, we loved it. This place is a hidden gem. Scranton should advertise and market this site! It is a shame that more people don't visit. So much history and so much to see and do. Our three year old didn't want to get off the train... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our day here. I think anyone who likes steam engines would really like visiting here. We arrived shortly after it opened and stayed until it closed. Families with young children certainly wouldn't be there that long; there is much to read and plenty of history to learn which wouldn't appeal to young people--or those adults not at all... More 

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Laurel, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My three adult children, their spouses, and my 4 year old grandson spent a delightful afternoon here. My only regret is that we did not spend a full day. We did not have time to visit the adjacent Trolley Museum. Note that this is a national park site, and seniors get in free with a lifetime seniors park pass. You... More 

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Old Forge, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is a very interesting thing to do while in our neck of the country. Many old trains to see and go inside and actually feel like you were born in the era of the steam engine. Trains actually run and you can go on a trip to towns in the surrounding area. A must to see and experience while... More 

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Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My boyfriend and I visited Steamtown because he loves trains. I had a very limited knowledge of trains, and honestly wasn't sure how much I would enjoy myself, but I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. There was so much to see! In addition to the many trains on display, there are several museums. The museums are very well-designed... More 

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Starkville, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

For train lovers this is a bucket list place. The national park service runs this park and the paid workers and volunteers show their love for our disappearing steam giants.

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Woodbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

All the different sections that were different one from the other with well written articles including figurines and trains you could go in..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

If You Want to take Your Children to an Interesting Historical Place ~ Do Not Miss the Steamtown National Historic Site. It is a railroad museum & heritage railroad located on 62.48 acres in downtown Scranton, Pennsylvania, at the site of the former Scranton yards of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad. Our Kids & Than our Grand Children absolutely... More 

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Additional Information about Steamtown National Historic Site

Address: 4 Lackawanna Ave, Scranton, PA 18503
Phone Number: 570 340-5200
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Scranton

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