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Steamtown National Historic Site

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4 Lackawanna Ave, Scranton, PA 18503
+1 570-340-5200
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Unexpected Pleasure

This National Historic attraction does not receive anywhere near the amount of positive publicity... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2015
PennsylvaniaProud
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Dickson City, PA
Interesting Railroad Museum

This is a very interesting museum if you are interested in railroads. It brought back memories of... read more

Reviewed September 11, 2015
ilivennj
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Union, New Jersey
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This small museum is all about steam engines and their contribution to America's economy in the 19th century.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“big boy” (36 reviews)
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4 Lackawanna Ave, Scranton, PA 18503
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Reviewed September 13, 2015

This National Historic attraction does not receive anywhere near the amount of positive publicity it deserves. The facilities are first rate. The cost is affordable and the historic contributions of this area to this industry should indeed be celebrated.

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Reviewed September 11, 2015

This is a very interesting museum if you are interested in railroads. It brought back memories of when I was a boy and we would go down to the train terminal to watch the trains come in. A Tip: If you are age 62 or...More

1  Thank ilivennj
Reviewed September 11, 2015

I visited Steamtown mainly to see a Big-Boy (the biggest loco ever built. I nicely discovered that there are many other loco in display. The not so good side is that on the web I could not find a list of the locos, nor I...More

1  Thank Paolo M
Reviewed September 10, 2015

I LOVED the Steamtown National Historic Site...Only thing I would complain about is..I wish the rides were longer...I also wish that since they put up stops in towns along the way they should let ppl get on at those stops and not for just certain...More

Thank Florence K
Reviewed September 10, 2015

This place is train heaven!! There are trains to look at, trains you can ride, trains that are taken apart so you can see the inner workings and even trains you can explore inside that aren't moving!! There is sooo much information about the rail...More

Thank Wic808
Reviewed September 9, 2015

While traveling home from Massachusetts with our three year old, we needed a place to stop and stretch our legs along I-81 for an hour or so. Steamtown did not disappoint. We don't consider ourselves train enthusiasts, but we found the entire facility fascinating. We...More

1  Thank jandk727
Reviewed September 9, 2015

We when on a train ride with the friends and family had a great time.Everyone loved looking at the trails and all the area scenery. There were women dressed in attire like in the days of train travel which was pretty neat to see. Stopped...More

Thank Gloria G
Reviewed September 9, 2015

Great, great place to visit and read about America's rail history. Very clean and well kept. Wonderful documented displays. Make sure you visit the gift shop! My only downfall is, its called Steamtown! So why are diesels everywhere and train rides with dielsels. I come...More

1  Thank Eagle-Eye24
Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

My family and I had a wonderful time looking at all the history behind the steam engines and with the staff who were absolutely wonderful and informative.

Thank Richard G
Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

the title says it all this is actually a National Park run by the Natiinal Park Service right in the middle of the city. very informative with great tours and hundreds of trains on exhibit. gobinvthe summer to ride their excursiob to Moscow

Thank Onefiftyone H
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Rong C
July 23, 2017|
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Response from Eldorado850 | Reviewed this property |
Yes BUT it is worth seeing the actual locomotives, the shop, the short movies. It is interesting and entertaining. Then head over to the Lacawanna Radison and see the grand rail station that was turned into a hotel.
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Alex M
January 14, 2017|
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Response from RosiePearl | Reviewed this property |
It depends on wether or not you take the train ride and stop at the trolley museum and take that ride as well. There is a movie which is a great introduction to the museum. I would say without visiting the trolley museum... More
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Rossy P
December 13, 2016|
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Response from Alyssa B | Reviewed this property |
wanted to post an update since the other answers are for last season. in park cause hops and short lines are 5$ , longer excursions very in price. no longer excursions have been posted for the season as of yet due to... More
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