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"We have talked about visiting this museum for years and finally decided to do it on a rainy Saturday afternoon. The rain only made the experience of the past disasters more real because it was easy to imagine how the area looked. The movie shown regularly on the second floor auditorium is a must t..."o get the background info and I suggest seeing it first before wandering around the museum. You get to "meet" a couple of the individuals in the movie and then can see some of their belongings that were later found.
There were actually three major flooding incidents in Johnstown and hopefully that will be all. When leaving the area you should drive by the river and see how they have built up the walls to handle problems.
If you are a AAA member or senior citizen, ask for the discount on the entry fee.
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"I have gone to Coal Tubin numerous times. I have gone on the whitewater rafting trips and the float down the river on tubes. Every time I have gone I have had a blast. When you arrive, the staff seems genuinely excited to see you. They want you to have a good time. Whether you are tubing or whi..."tewater rafting, they take you to a drop off point up river, so you can float back down to their facility. During that time, they explain a little about what to expect. I must say they are also quite entertaining. At times they have had me laughing so hard I thought about asking to ride around with them for the rest of the day. It was through Coal Tubin that I had my first experience whitewater rafting. I really didn’t know what to expect, and I can understand completely how someone could be slightly nervous about this activity. However, the guides are so knowledgeable about the river. They taught us the skills we needed to navigate the river in the very beginning, and I felt complete...
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