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Tour-Ed Coal Mine

748 Bull Creek Rd, Tarentum, PA 15084-3004
+1 724-224-4720
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The hosts were very kind and patient. The tour is well guided and explained. The whole experience... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Johanne D
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Mississauga, Canada
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Fun place

What a delightful place. The tour guides are absolutely excellent and it’s a great experience to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
BasketLeigh1
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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748 Bull Creek Rd, Tarentum, PA 15084-3004
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+1 724-224-4720
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hosts were very kind and patient. The tour is well guided and explained. The whole experience was awesome!

Thank Johanne D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a delightful place. The tour guides are absolutely excellent and it’s a great experience to see how we coal mined for the last century and a half. A very good educational experience. I highly recommend it.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Anyone who has ever had a loved one in the coal mines should do this. If you're just curious, this tour would still be great. It's family friendly. Our kids, 11, 10, and 9, really enjoyed the tour. There's a lot of history here. The...More

1  Thank Christine S
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Reviewed June 22, 2018

I loved visiting the Tour-Ed Coal Mine (a 25 minute drive north of downtown Pittsburgh)! There are not many places in the country where you can actually go into a formerly active coal mine, but here you not only go into the coal mine- you...More

Thank Christine W
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

Our family toured the Tour-Ed Coal Mine and had a great time! It was quite the learning experience, indeed, since we had never been on this type of tour before. Our tour guide, Leland, was very informative in his knowledge of coal mines. Glad we...More

Thank Shirley019
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Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the Ed Coal Mine. It was informative and loads of fun. This is a family fun event. We all give it a thumbs up.

1  Thank David B
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Reviewed September 5, 2017

Such a fascinating tour of the history of industry, mining, coal, history, business, and life in 19th-century US. We got to ride a cool long piece of machinery deep, deep, into the mine. It was amazing to be in coal tunnels and to learn all...More

1  Thank LadyArlington
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Reviewed August 29, 2017

My father, grandfathers and uncles were coal miners in southwestern Pennsylvania yet I had never been in a coal mine. I was visiting Pennsylvania and read about the Tour-Ed Coal Mine in Tarentum and it was top of my list to see. I was warmly...More

2  Thank Jackbear
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Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

We visited the mine while out and about in the area. My husband is a coal miner so we thought it would be neat to go. You start out upstairs in a little museum that shows a lot of different tools used to mine coal...More

2  Thank Holtdawg
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Reviewed February 18, 2016

I took my kids and some friends for a "summer field trip." It was a great tour. Kids loved it... although we were all a bit nervous loading into the tiny coal cars to be transported into the dark mine!

2  Thank bkcarney
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Darnell P
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Response from KenPittsburgh | Reviewed this property |
You might want to contact them with this question. As I remember it from two visits, people need to be able to get in and out of a mine train car (up a step or two and sit a bit hunched over) and in the mine walk on... More
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