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Horseshoe Curve National Historic Landmark

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1500 Glenn White Road, Altoona, PA
+1 814-941-7743
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Fabulous!

Gorgeous spot to enjoy the fall colors as well as a nice piece of railroad history. Museum... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2017
59GoTravel
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Great place

We have been to the Curve before but it is amazing. We could only stop for an hour but we saw 3... read more

Reviewed October 11, 2017
LindaM173
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Corry
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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” (127 reviews)
“gift shop” (39 reviews)
“trains pass” (16 reviews)
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1500 Glenn White Road, Altoona, PA
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"horseshoe curve"
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"gift shop"
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"trains pass"
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"viewing area"
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"train watching"
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"engineering feat"
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"train schedule"
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"small museum"
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"long train"
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"parking lot"
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"picnic lunch"
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"beautiful scenery"
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"love trains"
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"picnic tables"
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"train enthusiasts"
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Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

Gorgeous spot to enjoy the fall colors as well as a nice piece of railroad history. Museum, funicular and an easy walk back down. Lots of trains. Great spot to bring children.

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Reviewed October 11, 2017

We have been to the Curve before but it is amazing. We could only stop for an hour but we saw 3 trains go through. It was a beautiful day so that helped a lot. Great place to relax.

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Reviewed October 11, 2017

Great place to watch trains as there are so many of them. And no need to walk up the stairs to get to them. And a gift shop to leave your money at.

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Reviewed October 2, 2017

We were in Altoona briefly and I was aware of this site, so we took a little while to visit and see it. Very interesting and unique site. Not sure I would go specifically to see this, but since we were in the area, I...More

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Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

The location was picturesque in both the approach and actual location. Very humble but historic center, loved the incline trip to trackside, then we saw multiple trains as very active tracks.

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Reviewed September 29, 2017

We visited on a Saturday at the beginning of this month after seeing the museum in town. We saw quite a few trains while we were there. What a neat view! I can still hear the squealing sounds from the trains on the rails!

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Reviewed September 25, 2017

The Curve is a great place to spend an afternoon. For $8 per person ($11 per adult for a combo Horseshoe Curve and Altoona RR museum ticket) you get access to a smaller museum at the site and use of the incline or stairs to...More

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Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

A great way to spend a day or two! Very relaxing. Bring a picnic lunch and drinks. The view is wonderful.

Thank Michael Z
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Reviewed September 18, 2017

My wife and I have visited HSC many times and are never disappointed. As railfans, we know the history of the curve and it's importance to our country. What went into building this landmark is just incredible. Then there is the power. Stand trackside as...More

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Reviewed September 18, 2017 via mobile

We drove through the park which is quite scenic. We did not stop . It was late September and not busy . I am sure a stop at the site is worth it.,

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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
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TravelHelper2013
May 13, 2017|
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Response from Justin W | Reviewed this property |
There is a stair case right to the top that you can use at will and a cable car that runs every 30 minutes. I can't see a way to escape the admission fee. You could get caught by a worker.
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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.
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