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The Electric City Trolley Station and Museum

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Address: 300 Cliff Street, Scranton, PA 18503
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Very impressed with this unique museum. Large collection of memorabilia. History of trolleys in US was very informative.... a surprising insight into this period of time.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
leo m
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Endwell, New York
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Endwell, New York
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very impressed with this unique museum. Large collection of memorabilia. History of trolleys in US was very informative.... a surprising insight into this period of time.

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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum was very small and several cases were blocked by the tracks set up for the annual meet up of train hobbyists.

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Central NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We googled local areas to visit while we were in Mount Pocono and found Steamtown nearby in Scranton. We went and, although we didn't make it to the railroad portion, we did make it to the trolley portion. For a relatively nominal entrance fee, we got to enjoy the history of this public transportation method. In short, it was fun... More 

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Thank CentralNJKeith
New York
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

We went there with extended family with a bunch of teenagers. Although we didn't figure out how to get out of the room, we had a great time. We picked a hard room and all of us had to break our heads to try and figure out every clue. I would suggest going for an easier room on the first... More 

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Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Took my nephew. He enjoyed the hands on exhibits and the video. The trolley rides is worth the money

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1 Thank Alyssa B
Rockland County, New York
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

This museum brought to life how trolleys were developed in Scranton's glory days, and then defeated by the rise of the automobile. There aren't many actual trolleys in the museum, most of the exhibits are maps, signaling equipment and photographs. So if possible try to go on a day when a trolley is giving rides.

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Thank Casualhiker22
Bangor, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Great history and the exhibits including actual trains and trolleys were terrific. This is a definite if you like trains at all!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Right beside the steam train museum. Although smaller still worth stopping into to see the history. They don't get the same funding as the train museum so it's not as well displayed but very interesting.

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Long Island, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We went here the weekend before Halloween. It was very nicely decorated for the holiday. The ferry ride was scenic and they provided the kids with free candy. The museum was small but packed with information related to trolleys. It shares a parking lot with the railroad museum and many trains can be seen outside without paying the entry fee.

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Thank LuvtoTravel19
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

A very interesting museum. Lots of things to do for young children. Well worth the money. Make sure you visit Steamtown too.

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