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Heritage Discovery Center

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Address: 201 Sixth Ave., Johnstown, PA 15906
Phone Number: 888-222-1889
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Life through the eyes of an immigrant

I thought this museum was very interesting, though it got to be long. Lots of interesting interactive exhibits, we ran out of time and energy to do them all, but definitely worth... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Mich S
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Vernon, Connecticut
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Vernon, Connecticut
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I thought this museum was very interesting, though it got to be long. Lots of interesting interactive exhibits, we ran out of time and energy to do them all, but definitely worth seeing!

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Thank Mich S
Scranton Pa
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is an excellent museum for anyone interested in American immigrant history. You get a scanable card with a picture of an immigrant. You can choose one from your background, or any background you want. You can take as many as you want. You then virtually experience the persons life step by step from Ellis Island, till finding a job... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ethnic heritage part of this museum covers the central/eastern European immigrants' experiences thoroughly but only briefly mentions the African-Americans who came because of the Underground Railroad, and Mexican immigrants. The neighborhood surrounding the museum has churches and social clubs still used by the European immigrants' descendants. The movie about steelmaking is worth seeing, as are the artifacts on display... More 

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not much to get excited about. Some of the "exhibits" appeared outdated. There weren't many people there. It seemed empty. Young children might enjoy it, but anyone 10 or over will be bored pretty quickly.

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Walled Lake, Michigan
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

When visiting our son and future daughter-in-law, she suggested we go there. It was very interesting. We were able to interact with different characters through the museum.

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Seal Beach, California
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36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Here you will discover a bit about the immigrant (read Eastern Europe and Italy) experience in coming to America. You take on the persona of an individual and enter your card into various stations to see what becomes of you. The problem is that some of the exhibits are not maintained as well as they should be and thus the... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

Great representation of what immigrants went through to get to Johnstown and to live there. Interesting way to present the info.

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Thank RandyOK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

The museum is very interesting, and the Children's museum is great for younger kids. We spent several hours there and my niece loved it! The admission is very reasonable, and there's ample parking.

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Thank Kim D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

We went to the Children's Museum and many of the exhibits do not work. They have not updated anything from when we were there over 3 years ago. Staff was kind.

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

This venue offers as extensive or as brief of an experience as you would like. The history buffs can immerse themselves in the character stories as assigned, or young children can browse and see what catches their eye. Videos tell tales for those who do not enjoy reading or investigating on their own. This is an absolute MUST for any... More 

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