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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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Fun and educational

Visited an hour before closing one Sunday in June. Beautiful day, friendly staff, and we learned a lot. Very appropriate for every age, as my son was 5 when we took him here... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Visited an hour before closing one Sunday in June. Beautiful day, friendly staff, and we learned a lot. Very appropriate for every age, as my son was 5 when we took him here. Would visit again!

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Pensacola, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I might be biased...I grew up in this town and it is good to go back home and see something that is going to turn the town around and bring in some money.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Great for kids and adults alike. We spent about 4 hours here. Took the train twice, and all the kids on board had a great time. The museum tells the story of the region and the role of the railroads in the US. Lots of old engines and cars to view and visit both inside and outside. You can walk... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is a great place for the whole family. All ages will find something to love here. This park is easily located off the highway about an hour from NYC. It has a informative museum and lots of hands on activities. If you are into steam this is the place to be.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I went with my family and we all enjoyed it lot! I recommend this for all ages!! Have a nice fun train ride!!! Also we went in the fall, so if u go in the fall don't forget your jacket and wear pants!

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Lawrence, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Train fan? Do not miss this place! More rail history in here than anywhere else. Ride the train,no steam till next year, but still worth it . Friendly,knowledgeable staff. Don't miss the HO model of the yard.

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Lehigh Valley,PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Neat place to visit for all - whether you are a train buff, history buff, or just want something to do while in the area. I liked that it tied history of the region and the importance of the steam locomotives/Lackawanna railroad with growth of our nation, etc. Several trains to see, a few you can climb into or cars... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

Plenty of rail equipment here to enjoy reviewing. Very enjoyable for those who like this type of thing. If you like rail equipment, then you MUST stop here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

There's a lot to see here. In the theater "Steel and Steam" film is running. There are so many trains to see. Go on the Park Ranger guided tour, it takes you behind-the-scenes in the Roundhouse and the locomotive repair shop. Our tour was as at 3:30 p.m., it's about an hour long. Steamtown is part of The National Park... More 

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Olyphant, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Interesting look at the history of Trains and railways. if you are a train enthusiast you will love this place.

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