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Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine & Steam Train

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Fun tour for the entire family

This was a fun adventure for the entire family! We visited on a super hot day so the temp in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Smarti05
"Great experience for entire family"

Our family was headed for the Poconos and we wanted to find something to break up our trip that... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
deballman
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Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
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Tour Pennsylvania's mining history at these mines.
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19th & Oak Sts., Ashland, PA 17921
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a fun adventure for the entire family! We visited on a super hot day so the temp in the mine was a welcome relief. I recommend taking a jacket or sweatshirt especially for little ones in the mine as it is chilly. Our...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family was headed for the Poconos and we wanted to find something to break up our trip that could be enjoyed by grandparents, parents and grandkids. We only did the mine. The tour took about 30-45 min.Everyone loved it . It was a fun...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took 2 of our grandkids here for the underground mine tour & the train ride to the strip mine. The guides were informative & really seemed to enjoy telling about the mining operations here. The place is fairly easy to find although the streets...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Bob G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our grandkids (ages 4 and 8) to the tour which includes a mining cart ride into a coal mining tunnel and a narrow gauge train ride up to the site of a bootleg coal mine and strip mine. It was very interesting and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 10, 2019

This was our second visit. The first visit was ten or 11 years ago. This one was just as good, if not better. We had extremely knowledgeable staff who answered everyone's questions and offered up information, when people failed to ask questions. We did the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed July 8, 2019

We only did the mine tour but it was much better than expected. Both my 10 year old daughters enjoyed it also. Excellent guide shows the hardships of the coal miners and the grim conditions in the mine. Make sure you wear a hoodie or...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 1, 2019

The visit was enjoyable and very educational. On a hot summer's day the temperature in the mine is in the 50s and you are 400 ft below the ground. We learned how miners worked, how dangerous and difficult it was as an occupation, and we...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Montgomery P
Reviewed June 24, 2019

This is the third time we have done the mine tour and train and we have now taken all of our grandchildren. Well worth the time and excellent value. I would recommend this for everyone.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 28, 2019 via mobile

I visited with my Friends and we had a great time. It’s small, but well worth the admission price. If you are visiting Centralia, I Highlands recommend stopping by.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Sebastian K
Reviewed May 2, 2019

My wife and I were passing through the area on our way north to Central New York from Florida. We decided to take the tours to see what mining coal looked like and how it was done. We got what we were hoping to get....More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Nancy C
July 18, 2018|
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Response from 616ruthie | Reviewed this property |
It was inexpensive. Includes a ride into the coal mine in the coal cars they used years ago. I'm claustrophobic, but it didn't bother me at all. It was 86 degrees out the day we were there, and it was cold in the mine... More
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cecustard
August 12, 2016|
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Response from Adam S | Reviewed this property |
The cafe is called the Jellybucket Cafe. See the separate listing on TripAdvisor.
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