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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: Historic Sites, Trams, Specialty Museums, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/train
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Owner description: This small museum is all about steam engines and their contribution to America's economy in the 19th century.

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Lords Valley
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Takes you back to the era of steam locomotive travel. Not very crowded, and very knowledgeable staff

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Tiverton, Rhode Island
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Loved the history and the museum and seeing all the trains on display. We also had a train ride and the guide was excellent

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Like steam? They got that. Like Diesel? They got that. Like Electric? They got that too (sort of). Great interpretive displays, really lets you get an in depth look at railroading. "Scranton Limited" excursions are great for those who just want to ride the train, longer excursion to Moscow is superb.

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Westminster, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Lots of trains. Several sections showing works in progress, Big Boy train on site, lots of tracks, train excursions available. Round table on site. Great documentation and pictures explaining the trains and history. Nice gift shop. Great parking on site. Next to Trolly museum, so very convenient.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

If you love trains, especially steam engines, you will love this place. Lots of old steam engines (restored and in the process of being restored) and some rolling stock (train cars and cabooses). Really good exhibits showing the history of the railroad and steam power. They also have a trolley museum. There are a number of trolley and train excursions... More

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Pelham
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

So much history here... you do not have to be a train buff to enjoy. It is well organized and set up!

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DANIELSVILLE
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I wonder if "judy b" was on the Oct. 12 excursion as we were? I too was upset by the lack of restrooms at Tobyhanna, had to argue with the conductors to let a bunch of us ladies back on the train before they moved it. so they let a dozen back on the train then abruptly told the rest... More

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Kinnelon, New Jersey, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Love Steamtown and go at least once per year. The museum gives an excellent overview of the area and the specific operations that occurred on site.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The ride was fun it could have been more enjoyable with just a little more consideration by the people running it. They tell you when you have to be here and there and what to expect, they neglect to tell you there are no bathrooms in the tobyhanna train station at the end of your train ride one way. We... More

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Mayfield, Pennsylvania, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The place is the best thing to see before or after the Scranton coal mine tour but I would recommend going there with a group that is led by one of the U.S. Parks Rangers so you get the full story on everything. AAAAA++++++

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