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Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum

1300 9th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602-2413
+1 814-946-0834
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Excellent Exhibits

There were awesome exhibits in the museum, one allowed you to control a train and where it went and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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Add this to your train excursion to Altoona

Purchased both tickets for the Curve and Museum. Enjoyed walking inside and close to Amtrak... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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A museum celebrating the history of the railroad in industrial America.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“three floors” (16 reviews)
“rolling stock” (15 reviews)
“horseshoe curve” (73 reviews)
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1300 9th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602-2413
+1 814-946-0834
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

There were awesome exhibits in the museum, one allowed you to control a train and where it went and you had about a few seconds to choose where the correct place it should go is! Overall the whole place is nice and air conditioned. Easy...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Purchased both tickets for the Curve and Museum. Enjoyed walking inside and close to Amtrak station. Lots of cool engines and cars and a nice area to walk. We stood on the overpass and watched a few trains roll thru. Lots of fun.

Thank WWCSeaview
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A well thought out, lively museum learning center that documents the rich Pennsylvania railroad heritage. Well thought out, interesting and fun for all ages... a must see

Thank JerseyJohnnie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were expecting just a railroad museum but this is more. You get the history of the town in addition to the railroad. Very Interesting. If you go, get the combination ticket & go to Horseshoe Curve.

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our 3 year old loves this museum. Many of the exhibits were interactive. Great layout. We spent hours there!

Thank Joan K
Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

Great museum. We loved seeing all the train and rail industry history. If you plan to go to the horseshoe curve, it is good to know that he wheels of the trains screech loudly as they go around the curve, so I recommend bringing earmuffs...More

Thank Mango A
Reviewed September 29, 2017

We really enjoyed this museum - it holds a lot of interesting historical facts. We purchased the combo ticket, which is reasonable, and visited the curve afterwards.

Thank 72W
Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

A great way to start your visit to Altoona. This tells the story of railroads and the importance of the towns that grew up around them.

Thank Michael Z
Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

Visited in October 2017 with my dad. Had been to the Altoona area many times and finally got to see the museum. We were inside for over three hours visiting the multi-floor exhibits and the detail descriptions of how the railroad operated over time and...More

Thank RRguy99
Reviewed September 14, 2017

This is a very good museum . One that everyone needs to visit when they are in the area. Or its even a nice place to visit on a weekend getaway.

Thank jeffreybD9931JX
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Justin W
October 13, 2017|
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Response from Matt B | Reviewed this property |
The Railroaders Memorial Museum is downtown and Horseshoe Curve & Museum are a few miles outside of town. If you buy a ticket for either, you can go to the other on the same day for no additional charge.
August 5, 2016|
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Response from Larrysavino | Reviewed this property |
You can buy tickets at the museum not shade trees there or picnic area The Horseshoe curve has an incline or walk up and there is an area at the top and bottom where you park for shade and a picnic