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Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

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Address: 300 Gap Road, PA Route 741, Ronks, PA 17572
Phone Number: +1 717-687-8628
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The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania is home to a world-class collection of...

The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania is home to a world-class collection of more than 100 historic locomotives and railroad cars, an immersive education center, a vast library and archives and a working restoration shop. Special events, museum store, free on-site parking, free WiFi.

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So many trains!

Impressive collection of locomotives thru the years / great history lesson and fun for all ages! Across from the Train station for a comfortable ride in the country.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Grove City, Ohio
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Grove City, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Impressive collection of locomotives thru the years / great history lesson and fun for all ages! Across from the Train station for a comfortable ride in the country.

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Lisle, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This visit to Lancaster was enjoyed with several family members and I enjoyed being able to take all of them to this lovely museum with lots to do even for the kiddos!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

this place is amazing! Even if you're not a train enthusiast you WILL get sucked in for hours! Well laid out and clean. I would like to return some day & spend more time.

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Suffern, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is enormous containing many restored locomotives, coach cars and other railroad cars on five platforms. There are other railroad memorabilia along with explanatory materials. Climbing inside various cars and engines makes for an interesting experience. For model train fans there are several elaborate set ups. For children there are several interactive activities which will keep them busy. Outside... More 

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massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is wonderful, the trains vary in age but they still give you the feeling of adventure around the next turn. Nicely laid out, easy walking, great room for the kids to play. Took the train ride afterwards and it was a nice respite from the heat of the day

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Louisville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you love trains, you will not find a better place to tour a museum. We did not expect to see so many trains in such good condition. The volunteers that work there love what they do.

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Thank RHKentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This museum is fantastic. My kids love the huge play area, and the static displays of engines and rolling stock are fantastic. The building is amazing, and how the cars are displayed looks really authentic. The staff are very friendly, and I would definitely recommend this attraction.

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St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best display of historic vintage trains we have ever seen! The trains were displayed in an air conditioned building. The people who worked there were very, very friendly. Learned things we had no idea about such is the system they used to supply the steam engines water while running. They even had a piece of the unit on display.... More 

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Pelham, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful train ride to see the farms the museum was very interesting showed all types of trains and how people traveled years ago children who are interested in trains will love it

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at a KOA park close to Hershey and this one the top priorities for our visit to the area. We went in March before the Easter weekend so it was not crowded at all and we could browse and spend as much time as we wanted. Docents actually approached us to ask if we had any questions. There... More 

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