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This is a beautiful stone work furnace in the city. This was a quick stop for us due to the fact... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2018
Southington, Connecticut
Its just ok

If your a history buff, youll enjoy it. Other than that its not much to see, and parking can be a... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Greg G
Dalton, Pennsylvania
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Sep 3, 2018
Aug 6, 2018
“Its just ok”
Four huge furnaces used by the Lackawanna Iron & Coal Company.
Scranton, PA
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed August 6, 2015

This is a free self-guided tour of the old blast furnaces. Signs explain the history of the furnaces, how they operated and how they impacted the local community. There are NO FACILITIES, MUSEUM or RESTROOMS. It is rather remote, so be sure to only go...More

6  Thank TiredWorldTraveler
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Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

Not much, but cool to check out. When traveling a quick stop to learn a little history. Take some pictures and move on quickly to the next stop. If you're not from this area, it may be new and interesting to you.

3  Thank Kings05
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Reviewed September 3, 2018

This is a beautiful stone work furnace in the city. This was a quick stop for us due to the fact that flooding had created some issues here. We did get to see the furnace from up top and down below. Make sure you take...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2018

If your a history buff, youll enjoy it. Other than that its not much to see, and parking can be a pain in the you know what.

Thank Greg G
Reviewed July 29, 2018

This isn't a museum, its a site you visit; make sure you go off the reail and walk by the steream so you can take in the actual furnice remains. I would haev liked to have seen more illustrations of what it looked like compared...More

Thank Dave C
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to visit. Signs indicating the history. Parking is right next to it and flat terrain. We had a great time

Thank Minustwo
Reviewed July 5, 2018

We went to Sloss Furances in Birmingham, AL and that was very cool. This was not even close and not really worth stopping for.

Thank LDarleneM
Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

These are some of the best preserved, and one of the few remaining iron furnaces left in the US. We stopped by earlier today, but with the bitter cold wind chills (-10F), we didn't stay long. The furnaces are awesome in their size and scale;...More

Thank Bradley C
Reviewed December 10, 2017

This is a cool place to visit, but there is not much signage to explain what you are viewing. There is also confusion regarding where you can park and walk around. It's worth a visit, but I would bring a guidebook.

1  Thank John L
Reviewed October 19, 2017

A bit difficult to understand the concept but still very impressive as a large structure that was well preserved.

Thank Charles G
Reviewed July 20, 2017

I wish you could walk through them, but all the same it was fun to see what they did to create iron in the old days. Glad I didn't have to be the guys in those furnaces smelting and pouring the iron into casts. We...More

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Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

Informative signs to read. Short little walk. Nice photo spot. Don't forget to walk around to the bottom. Free.

1  Thank John S
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