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Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum

1300 9th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602-2413
+1 814-946-0834
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Nice museum

Located in Altoona Close to Amtrak station and Juniata locomotive shop Had fun train... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2016
via mobile
History made fun

This is a fantastic Museum. It is filled with railroad memories of the Altoona great locomotive and... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2016
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1300 9th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602-2413
+1 814-946-0834
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Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Located in Altoona Close to Amtrak station and Juniata locomotive shop Had fun train memorabilia Cars outside and new roundhouse and turntable Can see train traffic go by

Thank lmcclain
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is a fantastic Museum. It is filled with railroad memories of the Altoona great locomotive and car shops. These were the best in the country and the museum has captured the best of what they can recreate and display about the time when Altoona...More

Thank Larrysavino
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Wow!! Impressive display of the history of Altoona railroad builders, their lives, families, and the story behind the steam engine. I grew up in Beaver Falls PA and had no clue that Altoona had all that railroad history. 2 movies, exhibits, and many buildings that...More

Thank love2travel49022
Reviewed 22 June 2016

anyone who ejoys railroads ,will certainly ,enjoy this museum , three floors of great wonders , of the railways in Altoona ,in its heyday , everyone will enjoy the gift shop as well

Thank D5280MGrobertv
Reviewed 21 June 2016

We purchased the combo ticket which also admitted us to Horseshoe Curve. They offer discounted tickets too. The museum is open until 5 pm. Railroad and history buffs will enjoy the exhibits that tell the story of Altoona and the railroad industry. The museum includes...More

Thank Denice S
Reviewed 20 June 2016

The museum is set up in a well laid out plan. There are interactive sections that are educational at your own pace. Well worth the money!

Thank cji411
Reviewed 16 June 2016

A great place to learn the history of the Altoona Railroad and how it helped build Altoona and surrounding areas.

Thank Heidi K
Reviewed 9 June 2016

I visited the site with my uncle, a former PRR employee, and found it to bring back memories of my own childhood. My Dad's family were all involved in the PRR in various capacities from foremen welders to quality control. I was a wonderful experience,...More

Thank Gene R
Reviewed 3 June 2016

While this museum does not boast the collections found at larger state railroad museums, I don't recall a finer experience dealing with railroad life, the science and technology developed to set railroad standards, and the influence of an industry on a locality. There are lots...More

Thank Mainliner_Maryland
Reviewed 2 June 2016

I would say overall that the museum has some very good displays and exhibits on trains, the life of a railroader, and, in particular, what trains meant to the city of Altoona. However, other than the model railroad, which was fun to look at, there...More

Thank Joanna H
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Hi, was curious how long to plan here and curve both?also are there any shaded picnic tables near where you park?Last.. can you just buy aticket for museum? Thanks
5 August 2016|
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Response from Larrysavino | Reviewed this property |
You can buy tickets at the museum not shade trees there or picnic area The Horseshoe curve has an incline or walk up and there is an area at the top and bottom where you park for shade and a picnic