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Steamtown National Historic Site

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Address: 4 Lackawanna Ave, Scranton, PA 18503
Phone Number: 570 340-5200
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This small museum is all about steam engines and their contribution to...

This small museum is all about steam engines and their contribution to America's economy in the 19th century.

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A lot of railroad stuff

The displays are very nice, lots of explanation and plenty of pictures. Plenty of parking. The fact that the roundhouse is the heart of the facility makes it feel right. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
whiskey3pa
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Easton, Pennsylvania
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Easton, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The displays are very nice, lots of explanation and plenty of pictures. Plenty of parking. The fact that the roundhouse is the heart of the facility makes it feel right. The train ride in the yard is so so, if you have taken another steam engine excursion, you might want to pass on this one. I am sure the off... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been to the Steamtown Rail Yard. Wow. They have a trolley museum that does parties at different times of years for the general public. Lighting the Xmas Tree event. The whole Steamtown Rail Yard is a great place to take kids. The engines, train cars and working Rail Road line that takes people on Fall tours is wonderful.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are at all interested in railroading history, this is the place to plan to visit. Spacious parking lots, clean well tended grounds and a remarkable collection of engines inside and out make this a place to wander and wonder. Outside, the first thing that grabs your attention is the UP "Big Boy" 4012, a 4-8-8-4! This monster is... More 

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Steubenville, Ohio, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Steamtown is a great place to see the locomotives that made the United States the great industrial giant that it is today. It is well organized and very clean; a great day trip for the entire family. It has a nice movie theater and is very kid friendly for learning the history of the rails.

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Exton, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a treasure. Seeing a train being moved on a turntable is an incredible experience. Plenty of free parking, and admission is only $7! Highly recommended!

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Thank bimmerfun
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my son there and he was amazed by all the trains and different educational factures they had there

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Boerne, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great experience. Lots of steam locomotives on display, some of which you can climb on board and ring the bell. Good museum showing how everything works and wonderful tour guides. Well worth the stop!! Kids and adults will love this!!! Interesting to see a working round house. Normally they have some train rides but not on the day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are considering this visit in the least I'd say go for it. I read the Wikipedia page on it and reviewed the controversy of its founding with political maneuvering and (lots of)Taxpayer money but after visiting and learning about the important role the railway system played in our nation's founding and expansion all I can say is thank... More 

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Plains
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Steamtown is trains, train car and so much more. It takes you back in time when train stations ruled the valley. You can see how elegant the designs of the cars, the engines and the style behind them. Take your time and enjoy the whole area especially the round table were the engines are turned around.

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

I had a wonderful entertaining and informative time at this National Historic Site. Also it was a very reasonable price.Not only did I learn alot and get to see many examples of steam engines and trains but,I saw actual trains, in addition to models. There were many different kinds of media presented and quizzes you could take too. This would... More 

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