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Seldom Seen Tourist Coal Mine

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Address: 1531 Main St, Patton, PA 16668
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A trip to this coal mine is a trip back through Pennsylvania's history.

A trip to this coal mine is a trip back through Pennsylvania's history.

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This is a great attraction and very reasonably priced. It really shows what it must have been like during the hey day of the coal industry.

Reviewed January 27, 2017
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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307 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed January 27, 2017

This is a great attraction and very reasonably priced. It really shows what it must have been like during the hey day of the coal industry.

Thank Electraglide2005
Patton, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2016

Traveled with Repine Travel by bus to Elkins , West Virginia to board the Tygart Flyer through the mountain of West Va. It was an enjoyable rail ride with a "hobo " lunch included. It was very scenic traveling along the river on one side then the mountain on the other side. A guide on the train shared local lore... More 

Thank mmalloy321
Gallitzin, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2015

It's a coal mine in an extremely wonderful area of Pennsylvania. We had arrived shortly after 1:00 pm thinking that we would not end up on that tour but luckily, the earlier tour had been running a bit late and we got on the 1:00 tour! After we paid for our tour, we got our helments and went outside where... More 

2 Thank ns3347
Southworth, Washington
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89 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2015

Nice place to visit with the grand kids! The grandson asked many questions--the guide did not answer correctly on just one question.

1 Thank David R
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40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2015

I was here as a kid 30 years ago and have now brought my kids. You get to ride the train into the coalmine. There are a couple of places that the guide lets you get out for pictures. The guide we had was a retired coalminer and shared his personal experiences with us. Just check the hours of operation... More 

2 Thank plannintrips
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388 reviews
131 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

Our little one has been infatuated with mining. We recently visited this attraction that we found online. It's a real coal mine that isn't in use anymore. The men who were there are miners who volunteer. It is in a very rural area. The tour is about an hour. It's cooler in the mine so bring a coat. You sit... More 

3 Thank lmcclain
Pompano Beach, Florida
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2014

My granddaughter and i visited the mine this summer. The former miner gave a very personal perspective of the industry that was so important to this area. Fee very reasonable. I miss the miners home display. I've taken my children , grandchildren, and friends here on different occasions and have learned something new each time.

3 Thank Debbie L
Duncansville, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed August 4, 2014

We are finishing taking our three grandchildren, one at a time, to see the Seldom Seen Tourist Coal Mine near Patton, Pennsylvania. We learned a great deal from the retired coal miners who take you through the mine in covered mine cars that are pulled by an engine, called a motor. If you want to learn more about the life... More 

3 Thank Warren C
Crofton, Maryland
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38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2014

My brother had been wanting to take this tour for years. He finally talked my nephew and me into doing it. Being Pennsylvania natives, mining is part of our heritage--even though no one in our immediate family was a minor. I was pretty nervous since I don't like enclosed spaces. You take a little train into the mine. I admit... More 

3 Thank AltoonaGirl1980
Trafford, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2012

my husband wanted to see this and it was very interesting. you learned alot obout the coal industry in our area. nice way to spend a couple hours

3 Thank daniela r

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