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“A must see exhibit.”

Steamtown National Historic Site
Ranked #1 of 35 things to do in Scranton
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Owner description: This small museum is all about steam engines and their contribution to America's economy in the 19th century.
Reviewed October 14, 2013

As a train admirer all of my life , I got the chance to learn the workings of the world of the locomotive and all the ways it helped to develop the country.

Thank ALONIW
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

We took my mother in law on a day outing. We rode in a passenger car with a steam locomotive through the picturesque Pocono mountains. The train took us to the Delaware Water Gap where there were festivities happening. We then boarded the train a few hours later for our return excursion. It was a lot of fun and a memorable occasion that we'll always remember.

Thank Andrea S
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

This site had a museum, a technology center, several trains to look at and climb aboard, historical timelines, a roundhouse, and videos that guided you through the history of the DL&W railroad. There was also a steam engine with part cut away so you could visualize how the engine worked. There were descriptions of all the characters involved in the rail - from conductor to brakeman to passenger to hobo. The railroad was responsible for the standardization of time across the U.S. We even learned how they name engines (by the number of wheels it has). Well worth the visit.

2  Thank Melodycthomas
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Reviewed September 29, 2013

...then this is the place for you. Great exhibits, nice guided walking tour of locomotive shop, various train ride options. Call for fall colors excursions...the Poconos are beautiful. Rangers helpful and informed.

1  Thank Klatz
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

If in the Scranton area you won't want to miss this site. I think it is the largest site like this in the U.S.A. With that being said wear clothes and shoes fit for a day of activity. We have taken family and friends here that were all the way from South Africa. This is a five star place to visit.

1  Thank Richard R
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