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Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Consider visiting before Horseshoe Curve

Several in my family love trains so when we held a family get together in Pittsburgh area and we... read more

Reviewed November 21, 2018
North Carolina
Amazing Penny's History

As a railroad nut, I knew while traveling through Altoona that I needed to stop at the Horseshoe... read more

Reviewed November 13, 2018
Mike I
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A museum celebrating the history of the railroad in industrial America.
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1300 9th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602-2413
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Reviewed November 21, 2018

Several in my family love trains so when we held a family get together in Pittsburgh area and we had a day to sightsee - we planned for the Horseshoe Curve & Railroaders Museum. You can buy tickets for both together - and easily do...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 13, 2018

As a railroad nut, I knew while traveling through Altoona that I needed to stop at the Horseshoe Curve & the Museum. What a amazing collection of Pennsylvania RR memorabilia & history.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mike I
Reviewed November 3, 2018

This museum may be a "railroad museum", but the focus is on the lives of the people who worked here, a very refreshing and interesting take. Look at this museum, find out about railroading in Altoona, then go visit Horseshoe Curve.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jim R
Reviewed October 28, 2018

Museum is nicely laid out. Very fun. Easy learing. Has elevator. Nice gift shop.Trains in building next door and out in yard.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 58girlcave
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Nice clean museum, 3 floors of displays, I liked the idea of a small concert / viewing area /courtyard. I think the turntable building is a work in progress which when complete, will be great!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank club212rookie
Reviewed September 28, 2018

This museum has three floors with lots of good information about train history. There is also information regarding Altoona train history. I have been familiar with trains for quite some time due to a husband who loves them. I learned a lot about the different...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Greengal2013
Reviewed August 28, 2018

This museum is nice. I always like to start at the top floor and work my way down. It has lots of items from the railroad days. Also it is cheaper to do this and Horseshoe curve on the same day.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Sbwalk44
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Yes, this is a museum (as the name indicates) and a very nice one indeed! It's so great to see "children of all ages" enjoy the informative exhibits throughout. ("Double your pleasure/ double your fun" by going to the Horseshoe Curve as well.) The Railroaders...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Eljarah
Reviewed August 15, 2018

We visited here the same day we visited the Horseshoe Curve; if you buy both passes at once (for this museum and the Curve), you'll get a discount. It was full of interactive exhibits detailing some of the history of railroading in Pennsylvania and across...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 11, 2018

Wonderful place to show some local railroad history in Altoona, went there a year ago and was very impressed with the exhibits.

Date of experience: September 2017
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October 13, 2017|
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Response from MattEB58 | 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