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Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

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300 Gap Rd, PA Route 741, Ronks, PA 17572-9567
+1 717-687-8628
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This was a great place to take you back to yesteryear. You could spend hours here. You can even... read more

Reviewed November 24, 2017
526michellem
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Adelaide, Australia
A visit to the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania is just across the street from the Strasburg Railroad. Both of... read more

Reviewed November 24, 2017
smm405
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Lebanon, New Hampshire
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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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  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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300 Gap Rd, PA Route 741, Ronks, PA 17572-9567
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Reviewed November 24, 2017

This was a great place to take you back to yesteryear. You could spend hours here. You can even board certain trains. Highly recommend riding the Strasburg Steam train as well. Great scenery along the way. We all had a great time here.

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Reviewed November 24, 2017

The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania is just across the street from the Strasburg Railroad. Both of these places are top notch and a must see if you like Railroads in any way shape or size. The museum has done an outstanding job of preserving railroad...More

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Reviewed November 17, 2017

Another visit that was just as good as before. Excellent collection. In out of the wind/cold weather. Great info from staff on selected displays. Stock has never been cleaner than as now displayed. A must for all RR fans and kids of all ages.

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Reviewed November 14, 2017

If you didn't get enough of a thrill riding the Strasburg Steam Locomotive, you can continue the adventure just across the street at the Railroad museum. There is an excellent selection of Rail cars and engines and railway memorabilia for you to see. Photographers will...More

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Reviewed November 14, 2017

If you like trains or history, this is a fabulous place to go. Huge layout, lots of trains and knowledge and friendly staff/docents. They even have a train that you can walk under to see how they are built.

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Reviewed November 14, 2017

Made a visit here with family. Wasn't sure what to expect when first arrived, but didn't take long to realize it was a great place especially if you like trains. Was an amazing representation of how trains have progressed over the years and the importance...More

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Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania boasts an enormous collection of antique trains that everyone will enjoy. FACILITY-MUSEUM: Absolutely stunning! The trains are pristine, beautifully renovated to better-than-new condition. Even the trains in the walkable outdoor area were in good shape. The museum is packed with...More

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Reviewed November 11, 2017

This museum is one “done right”. It is very large so allow plenty of time to see everything. It is clean and well kept. I am not that interested in steam engines but found this excellent museum to be something I really enjoyed. Don’t miss...More

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Reviewed November 11, 2017 via mobile

Bought a ride and museum combo. Great experience in beautiful scenery. The museum had so many rail cars inside and out. Worth the visit for a rail enthusiast.

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Reviewed November 11, 2017

Visited today with my wife. Spent about three hours meandering around, taking time to read the displays and look at things closely. Even though my wife is not a train person, she enjoyed looking at the displays because there is history included in the displays.

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Response from Donald B | Reviewed this property |
Most definately go to the Railroad Museum. He'll have a great time and so will you
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300 Gap Rd Ronks, PA Put this into your GPS and you will get there without any problems.
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Response from Linda S | Reviewed this property |
You should do the museum after sight and sound so that you have time. My 11 year old son loved the museum and railroad. Enjoy!
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