The Johnstown Flood Museum is a great place to go if you want to see and almost experience the flood of 1889 which sadly claimed so many lives. The museum its self is located on the western side of the city in the old city library. The age of the building lends its self to the time of the flood. There is a fee to get in but it is well worth it. The photos and the short film really give you a feel for what happened that night. If you want to really get a feel for how the water rushed down the river to destroy the city, first see the model of the valley on display at the museum then afterward go to the Incline Plane which is a short drive from the museum and see the whole valley for yourself. The Johnstown Incline Plane bills itself as the worlds steepest incline plane. You can either ride by yourself or you can even take your car on it to the top. Once on top there is an observation platform. You can see the whole valley and can really imagine how the water came down on the city. In the summer there is a little ice cream stand there and if you like there is also a restaurant up there as well. To me a trip to the flood museum and the incline plane is a great way to spend an afternoon and experience the Johnstown Flood.
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