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Horseshoe Curve National Historic Landmark

1500 Glenn White Road, Altoona, PA
+1 814-941-7743
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great view

this attraction is a must see , great place to take the entire family ,just to relax or even have... read more

Reviewed June 23, 2016
Quick visit

We stopped here as we were passing through Altoona and it is an interesting place. We walked up... read more

Reviewed June 21, 2016
Mary K
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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An unusual construction of rail-building that enabled trains to move westward.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“horseshoe curve” (124 reviews)
“gift shop” (38 reviews)
“viewing area” (13 reviews)
1500 Glenn White Road, Altoona, PA
+1 814-941-7743
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Reviewed June 23, 2016

this attraction is a must see , great place to take the entire family ,just to relax or even have lunch or picnic ,just bring your own food ,you can walk up the steps or take the cable car up to the top ,scenery is...More

Thank D5280MGrobertv
Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here as we were passing through Altoona and it is an interesting place. We walked up since we missed the incline up by 5 minutes. Thought $8/person was a little pricey though. Didn't see the train schedule on the counter before we went...More

Thank Mary K
Reviewed June 21, 2016

My husband loves trains and a friend took us here for the day. We had a wonderful time in the area they created to view the trains. It was busy that day. The spec on how they built it are interesting. My husband will never...More

Thank lynshaw
Reviewed June 20, 2016

This historic site is open until 6 pm. Unless you purchased a combo ticket at the Railroaders Museum in Altoona, the price of admission is $8. This allows you to ride the Funicular (a rail car) to/from the top (or climb the 194 stairs). During...More

Thank Denice S
Reviewed June 20, 2016

I remember going to Horseshoe Curve as a child and it had been well over 20 years since I was able to return. I brought my family here last year and there was a lot of trees grown where you could not see the trains...More

Thank lplisa
Reviewed June 20, 2016

This is a short distance from downtown. The landmark is well kept and the staff is friendly. A great piece of history.

Thank cji411
Reviewed June 16, 2016

There is never a dull moment watch a train round the Horseshoe curve from either Route 22 or right at the Horseshoe curve museum. Great attraction!

Thank Heidi K
Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Our family loves trains. We walked the stairs up and took the funicular down. The stairs may be difficult for someone elderly. The view is amazing. We saw three trains while we were there. A very interesting sight as a long train wraps around the...More

Thank aliceo718
Reviewed June 9, 2016

Been coming here since I was a little kid and still love it. Nice little museum and gift shop with lots of pictures. There is a cable tram,or steps, to take you to the viewing area on the curve and you are almost guaranteed of...More

Thank Gene R
Reviewed June 5, 2016

Wasn't very crowded when we arrived at the Visitor's Center. Immediately went on the Incline to view the trains. What a nice area on the top! Well kept grounds, with picnic tables. Lots of trains to see! Beautiful views from the top towards the resevoirs,...More

Thank angelcollector23
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Isabel T
September 28, 2017|
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Response from KPKOREN | Reviewed this property |
We were there September 14-20 and the trees were just barely starting to change color. I'm sure by now, the colors should be really be 'in bloom'. Ken Koren La Grange Park, Il
Cheryl L
May 12, 2017|
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Response from sherry m | Property representative |
you can use the funicular which runs every 30 minutes or take the stairs (194) to the top. The funicular is included in your admission price to the HSC.