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“Railroad execiment” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Horseshoe Curve National Historic Landmark

Horseshoe Curve National Historic Landmark
1500 Glenn White Road, Altoona, PA
+1 814-941-7743
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Ranked #3 of 19 attractions in Altoona
Type: Historic Sites
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Owner description: An unusual construction of rail-building that enabled trains to move westward.
Altoona, Pennsylvania
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“Railroad execiment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Its a great time and lots of history about Altoona and the railroad of old how the Germans were going to bomb the curve and how the curve was design up over the mountains and how they transported people from uphill to Pittsburgh and unloaded their stuff in Dunkinsville so they could make it over the mountain. And how the steam engine was built right here in Altoons

Visited July 2013
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Hollidaysburg, PA
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“Horseshoe Curve”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

It's no too bad, especially if you are into railroading. $6 for the tram is a bit much, walk up if you can, you could use the exercixe. Nice in the fall, go when there will be a train coming through.

Visited June 2013
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Gladstone, New Jersey
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“Big Yawn”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Too expensive for quick ride, limited action, nice view. Better to walk up and down. Great gift shop, though.

Visited July 2013
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Cleveland, Ohio
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“A must for rail fans!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

We have taken our six year old three times in the past year! Just a simple park on the hill with a lot of American history. It is one of my favorite places. Nothing to do but relax and wait for trains. Watching the joy and excitement on my sons face as that train pulls around is the best!

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Texarkana, Texas
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“Interesting view!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

The husband, grandson and I visited this afternoon expecting to take the funicular to an overhead view of the curve, but we found ourselves in the middle of the curve itself. There are train schedules posted that include the line, time and what the train is carrying (or not carrying). There are signs with historical facts and a retired steam engine on display. There are steps you can climb if you don't want to wait for the funicular, and we took advantage of them to leave when we were ready. The cost is $6 plus tax for access to the curve, and $10 if you would also like to visit the museum. We did not visit the museum. It was a nice way to spend an hour.

Visited July 2013
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