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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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Great Place to Visit

Fantastic site to visit, the people are friendly and there are several exhibits to check out. Plan ahead if you would like to take any train excursions.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fantastic site to visit, the people are friendly and there are several exhibits to check out. Plan ahead if you would like to take any train excursions.

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Thank Owen W
Shelburne, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to Steamtown on our way to Ohio, and wished we could have stayed longer. Great exhibits, nice introductory film. Lots going on here!

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Thank ShClark124
Venetia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are an avid railroad enthaustic person this is well worth it. Very detailed exhibits and plenty of steam locomotives. The price of admission is very reasonable and you do need about three to four hours to see everything.

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Luzerne, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The National Park service did a fantastic job renovating. If you love trains then you'll love steamtown. Give yourself plenty of time to explore all the train, displays and activities. And be sure to take the train ride.

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Thank Nancy0556
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Located in the former main yards and shops of the Delaware Lackawanna and Western Railroad, the park has a ton of things to see and do! There are numerous locomotives and pieces of rolling stock on display, a great museum with exhibits explaining the history of railroading in Scranton and the region, and opportunities for tours of the locomotive shop,... More 

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Thank Michael M
Oxford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The National Park Service has made the past very interesting. The are many trains in various stages of repair. Museum is full of history, the movie was enjoyable. The ranger that gave us the tour was very passionate about the trains and she was one of the engineers. We missed the train ride so check out the schedule. they have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A very nice national park stop to visit. Plenty to do with excellent staff , a good movie and exhibits. Check to see if you can be there for a train ride.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are looking for a great train ride, you won't find it most days here. The staff is very up front about that, and most days you weill need to go elsewhere to truly savor the thrill of riding trains. Now that that's out of the way, let me tell you our experience at Steamtown. My traveling companion and... More 

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Cheshunt, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A small group of us railroad enthusiasts put a visit to this museum on our visit list whilst in this area of the USA. We were not disappointed. Right from the beginning of our visit, we found everyone really friendly and helpful. The actual roundhouse is amazing with so many railroad items to view. We found the display of locomotives... More 

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Medina, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful facility to visit as the vast majority of the site is in a gorgeous train roundhouse. The rest of the site is a working train yard. I say "working" train yard because there are trains that will be moving around while you go across the tracks to look at the many steam engines and train cars... More 

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